Clitoris has about 2,000 more nerve endings than previously known
Study reveals that the so-called “pleasure organ” is more sensitive than experts believed. Understand!
Known to be the “pleasure organ” and often having its location confused, the clitoris is the most sensitive erogenous zone in the body of people with vulva. Although its exterior is the best known region, the clitoris also surrounds part of the vagina and urethra.
THE organ sensitivity is mainly due to the number of terminations present in this area of the genitalia. Based on information contained in the book “The Clitoris” of 1976, written by Thomas P. Lowry and Thea Snyder Lowry, it was believed that the female sexual organ had 8 thousand nerve endings. However, recent studies have revealed that there are another 2,000 terminations in the region.
The discovery was made by scientists at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Science and Health Oregon (OHSU), in the United States. Considered unheard of in the medical field, the researchers counted all the nerve fibers present in the clitoris.
Number of nerves in the clitoris
The clitoris contains two dorsal nerves, which have nerve fibers responsible for sending signals to the brain. These signals allow sensations such as touch, pain and pressure can be perceived. During the study, the scientists discovered an average of 5,140 fibers in each nerve, which means that the organ has about 10,280 nerve endings🇧🇷
In addition, scholars reported that all fibers have a direct relationship with the glans of the clitoris, a visible part in the region where the labia minora meet. To illustrate the magnitude of the discovery, Blair Peters, assistant professor of surgery at OHSU and one of those responsible for the study, compared the data with the wrist fibers, which have the function of providing sensations in the hands.
The dagger nerve has 18,000 nerve fibers which, compared to the 10,000 found in the clitoris, demonstrates the high sensitivity present in the genital organ.
Possibilities for gender transition surgeries
Peters, who is a plastic surgeon and specializes in gender-affirming surgery, discovered the number of nerve endings in the clitoris while studying the possibilities of surgically constructing a penis in transgender men.
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So that the constructed penis can generate pleasure, tissue is removed from areas such as the forearm and thigh, which have a large amount of nerve fibers. This tissue is connected with the nerves of the genital region, allowing the transmission of sensory signals about sexual pleasure can be sent to the brain.
In addition to possible advances in the surgical field, the discovery may also help in the diagnosis and treatment of different complications that cause nerve damage. Still, the study also reveals the low number of research involving the female organ.
The research was presented Oct. 27 at the scientific meeting of the Society for Sexual Medicine of North America and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Now, the scientists hope that the findings will be reviewed and new analyzes can be done.
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