Anatomy, Sexual Body Parts

Abnormally large clitoris?

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Dear Dr. Myrtle, I know that every woman is built differently. But is a extra large clit a rare thing? Mine kind of looks like the head of a baby boy’s penis and is about 1/2 inch long.  It’s true that the clitoris varies greatly from person to person. Some of it depends on what hormones you were exposed to when you were a fetus, and...

Disappearing Testicles

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Dear Dr. Myrtle, I don’t know whether this is a problem, but I have noticed that when I self-pleasure or have sex, one or both of my testicles "disappear" up into my body. Is this a problem? When people become sexually aroused, a number of different muscles involuntarily contract, which regulates everything from blood supply to positioning...

Clitoral Erections

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Dear Dr. Myrtle, Do women really get erections? How can they--they don’t have a penis! Technically, it isn't a penis that becomes erect. The clitoral caverns inside of the penis are the structures that become engorged and erect. So when the clitoral caverns swell with blood flowing into the clitoris, it pushes on the penis, so that from the...

Nerves, Big Overview

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If you're wondering how I think about nerve systems, this diagram might help. Notice the orange highlights, which represent important nitric-oxide-producing nerve systems. Nitric oxide gas can be used (in a basic sense) for pleasure and nurturance, or inflammation and pain.    You see, the gas nitric oxide is important for sexual...

Embryonic Sexual Development

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Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Nope. All humans have been born on Earth so far.  Culturally, men and women may interact as aliens, but anatomically, they are strikingly similar.   Well, men are different than women, right? Between the sexes, there are more similarities than differences, so I’d go with...