Communicator (communicator) wrote,

No excuse for not finding it now

So many beliefs that were once considered nutty have been proved true since I was a lass. Here's one from andyduckerlinks, which isn't new, but seems to have finally become accepted knowledge.

According to a BBC report
An Australian urologist, Dr Helen O'Connell, has revealed that the clitoris is shaped more like a mountain than a hill... Frustrated that she kept failing a medical exam, she went back to the anatomy books for answers. She discovered they were wrong.

"They left it out," she said. "It boils down to rivalry between the sexes: the idea that one sex is sexual and the other reproductive.

"The truth is that both are sexual and both are reproductive."

The clitoris is as large as the penis but, you know, tucked inside the body cavity, instead of hanging outside.

The bulk of it is shaped like a pyramid, she said.

Its base forms the external genitalia or vulva; its triangular "walls" are wrapped around the urine-carrying tube known as the urethra and the vagina.

BBC report here with anatomical diagram.

You know, twenty or even five years ago, to have said this would have had you branded a nut case feminist, even though every woman knew the feelings weren't just in one little spot. Think of that, this knowledge has been within every woman since forever, but not in any text books.

Another text book 'fact' which I am sure is wrong is the idea that the orgasm is not found in non-human animals, that sex in the positions animals use is not stimulating to females, and that the human female orgasm is a recent derivation from the male orgasm.

Oh, I thought of another one. People say 'only the male orgasm is necessary for reproduction' - what nonsense. Sensation is not necessary, only process. Why is this in the medical text books?

I'm sorry if this blog seems to have gone a bit explicit lately. This is all reality-based and scientific you know.
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