Also tonight, got thinking about a great quote from Natalie Angier’s book, Woman. I went and looked it up again because I thought it was worth sharing:
The clitoris is simply a bundle of nerves: 8,000 nerve fibers, to be precise. That’s a higher concentration of nerve fibers than is found anywhere else on the body, including the fingertips, lips, tongue, and it is twice the number in the penis. In a sense, then, a woman’s little brain is bigger than a man’s. All this, and to no greater end than to subserve a woman’s pleasure. In the clitoris alone we see a sexual organ so pure of purpose that it needn’t moonlight as a secretory or excretory device. For this reason, maybe it’s best that the clitoris normally is hidden within the vulval cleft: it is, in its way, a private joke, a divine secret, a Pandora’s box packed not with sorrow but with laughter.
This, really, is why I think women prefer a lighter touch. I mean, twice as many nerve fibers in an organ a tiny fraction the size of a penis. And why, maybe, so many women prefer oral sex. Just naturally juicier and softer.
Of course, for those of you who have been reading me for a while, fingers lightly applied are quite simply amazing. Hands and fingers. Mmm. Yummy. 🙂
Ladies, if you’re interested in learning more about your bodies in a non-clinical way, I highly recommend Natalie’s book.