Nerve Supply of Clitoris and Labia


Image Caption : Healthy Nerve Supply of Clitoris and Labia: Medical visualization of a healthy nerve supply to the clitoris and labia. The female external genitalia is one of the most heavily innervated areas of the body with the glans of the clitoris being the most innervated structure in the body. Nervous stimulation of the clitoris and labia results in their swelling with blood and becoming externally lubricated all in preparation for sexual activity.

Vulva

The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.

Clitoris

An erectile structure homologous with the penis, situated beneath the anterior labial commissure, partially hidden between the anterior ends of the labia minora.

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EXTERNAL GENITALIA

The external genitalia are the accessory structures of the female reproductive system that are external to the vagina. They are also referred to as the vulva or pudendum. The external genitalia include the labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, and glands within the vestibule.

The clitoris is an erectile organ, similar to the male penis, that responds to sexual stimulation. Posterior to the clitoris, the urethra, vagina, paraurethral glands and greater vestibular glands open into the vestibule.

Illustration of female genetalia

Illustration of the organs of the female reproductive system

National Cancer Institute / NIH


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