In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora inner lips , above the opening of the urethra. Unlike the penis , the male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function. While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena , which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ. Some other mammals, such as lemurs and spider monkeys , also have a large clitoris. The clitoris is the human female's most sensitive erogenous zone and generally the primary anatomical source of human female sexual pleasure.
This particular part of the female anatomy has been something the general public has given a lot of thought but as it turns out, science has mostly ignored. Turns out, we only really discovered the clitoris in For your brain. Oh, forget it, just read on. Following images are internal anatomical illustrations and should be safe for work.
Renaissance men could barely keep up with all the exciting discoveries of their era, not least in the field of anatomy. Soon scholars were falling over one another claiming the discovery: A certain Gabriello Fallopio, who was the first to identify fallopian tubes, insisted that he had found the clitoris first. This is probably true, but Fallopio did not publish his findings until two years later, in , so the laurels officially go to Columbus. Unseemly squabbling amongst anatomists continued for a century, until a Dutch physician showed that the clitoris had actually been known to science since the Greeks and was written about in great detail by the second-century A. Fallopio may have missed out on the clitoris, but history does honor him as the inventor of the condom: In , he reported that he had constructed a fine linen sheath that could be tied around the head of the penis.
Generally, when you think about the word "migration," what comes to mind? You towards pizza? That's nice. But a recent, ground-breaking discovery has revealed that something else migrates as well: the human-fucking-clitoris.