FUN FACT: IF YOU DON’T USE THE CLITORIS, IT CAN SHRINK AND EVEN DISAPPEAR.

FUN FACT: IF YOU DON’T USE THE CLITORIS, IT CAN SHRINK AND EVEN DISAPPEAR.

Did you know that you can lose the function of your clitoris which is a woman’s most sensitive erogenous part?—We call this condition clitoral atrophy. Clitoral atrophy is a condition where the clitoris shrinks and loses its sensation. Clitoral atrophy is different and less common than vaginal atrophy or vaginismus. However, it can equally affect your sexual life negatively. In this article, we will discuss everything about clitoral atrophy– what it is, what causes it, and how you can prevent this disorder. 

There are several reasons why clitoral atrophy occurs. These include;

  1.  INADEQUATE BLOOD FLOW—when there is insufficient blood flow to the clitoris and can lead to the reduction or loss of sex drive in women.
  1. DISUSE—If the clitoris is not regularly stimulated, it can lose its function. It can also lead to painful sex. 
  1. HORMONAL CHANGES OR MENOPAUSE—Clitorial atrophy is normal with aging, as women approach menopause they produce less estrogen and progesterone
  1. SURGICAL PROCEDURE TO REMOVE THE WOMB (HYSTERECTOMY)
  1. CHANGES IN VASCULAR AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS DUE TO AGING


HOW DO I TELL IF I HAVE CLITORAL ATROPHY?

Have you lost sensation in the clitoris? Well, that’s one of the indications that your clitoris is shrinking or even worse, disappeared. Normally, when the clitoris is vibrated or touched in sexual intercourse, it responds by engorging with blood and providing desirable feelings. But in clitoral atrophy, there is minimal to the absent response. This reduces your sexual drive chances to orgasm. Indeed, clitoral atrophy is debilitating and frustrating. Sometimes, there can be pain sensation during intercourse, because no sensation of the clitoris, means no ‘wetting’, which leads to dry penetration. 


HOW CAN YOU AVOID CLITORAL ATROPHY?

  1.  One way to prevent clitoral atrophy is through regular sexual stimulation and arousal

Regular masturbation or intercourse can help the clitoris stay healthy and sensitive. You also introduce sexual stimulants like lubricating gels and lubricating condoms in your sexual intercourse. These stimulants will improve your sexual experience, thereby engaging the clitoris as well. 

  1. Hormonal therapy. 

Hormone replacement therapy with estrogen oxytocin, DHEA, and even testosterone has proven to help increase sexual drive and vaginal health. 

  1. Improve physical activity—This will increase blood flow throughout the body, including the clitoris.

TAKEAWAY

The clitoris, which is the most sensitive part of a woman, can shrink or even disappear. Many things can contribute to the condition, but one of the most modifiable factors is the disuse of the clitoris. Long-term disuse of the clitoris decreases its sensation and sensitivity. To enjoy your clit for a long time, you need to put it to use. By masturbating or engaging it more during sexual activities. 

Finally, you need to always remember that you have to use the Clitoris. Don’t ignore the clitoris during foreplay or intercourse before you lose it. 





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