The lost and lonely clitoris: why can so few people find it?
In a recent survey, more than a third of people in the UK mislabelled this vital part of female anatomy. So where is it – and what is it for?
The old joke is, of course, who cares?
The women surveyed didn’t do any better.
Perhaps Eve Ensler’s play was about the wrong bit?
Is this another one of those ‘we must remove the stigma of discussing this subject’ articles, where they’ve confused stigma with privacy?
Why does Gemma Arterton stubbornly refuse to find my penis?
Why can so few people find it?
Something to do with lockdown, I guess.
Not to condone fgm, but “vital” is a questionable adjective there.
Most people in the UK can’t name all the parts of vulva.
I think the problem is “vulva” is a disgusting sounding word. They should’ve called it a ladyflower or something.
Tbf to the typical complaints about male knowledge of anatomy, most women don’t realise that pee is stored in the balls.
If you’re in a Muslim household, and the clitoris belonged to a young child, you’ll probably find it on the kitchen table after Granny has been let loose with a razor blade.
“think the problem is “vulva” is a disgusting sounding word”
– yep and clitoris doesn’t roll off the tongue.
@SamVara: “Why can so few people find it?”
I blame the near ubiquitous use of satnav.
Don’t use a satnav, or you may end up in the Philippines.
The problem with Vulvas is that since they’ve gone all electric they are really expensive.
Best use of the word clitoris in popular culture is by The Stranglers in Peaches.
clitoris doesn’t roll off the tongue
Did they ask Owen Jones how to find it?
Admittedly it’s been a long time since I had close contact, but I seem to recall it’s at the top, in the middle and in front. You shouldn’t require the skills of Indiana Jones to locate it.
*Note to self* (Should I have warned them to watch out for the poisoned arrows?)
How graphic was the diagram given that it is protected by the clitoral hood which can partially or entirely obscure it from casual view. Would pointing to the clitoral hood count as a miss or a near hit?
@Steve: “I think the problem is “vulva” is a disgusting sounding word.”.
Maybe they should have referred to it as a “cunt”. Better?
‘Tbf to the typical complaints about male knowledge of anatomy, most women don’t realise that pee is stored in the balls.’
Assume they are looking for the clitoris glans as most of the clitoris is internal and not visible