Is This Normal? This week: numbness during sex. In any other context, most of what happens to your body during sex would be cause for concern.
Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a question about a worn out clitoris.
The clitoris is having a moment. People are finally recognizing that it's the epicenter of many vulva owners' sex lives, and research is shining light on its large and complex structure. Yet many myths about the clitoris remain.
The percentage of women who never reach orgasm from intercourse alone varies from study to study. Many women feel little to not much at all inside their vagina. Trying to figure out how women can orgasm vaginally created an intense pressure for lovers on a global scale. Or support the praise and compare clitoral to vaginal orgasms.
Should I cut back on the buzz? I called up my go-to sex and vulva experts to help answer this very important question: Could too much quality time with vibrators actually desensitize my clit or mess with any other part of my vagina? But this is stigma, not science, speaking.
The clitoris is a nub of spongy tissue at the front of the vagina. Recent research reveals that much of the clitoris is internal, having 4-inch roots that reach into the vagina. When sexually aroused it fills with blood, and the bundle of nerves in the tissue becomes sensitive to touch.
I tend to ramble on about the amazing benefits of clitoral stimulationand how just mind-blowingly incredible the clitoris is in general. There's a lot of talk about how to incorporate clitoral stimulation into your sex life or the best sex toys for your clit. There are a lot of different ways to play with the clit, and a lot to keep in mind.
Can your clitoris get desensitized due to too much vibrator use? That kind of pressure makes nerve endings fatigued, and numbness is the result. But some people get so into the sensation that they do use a lot of pressure.