Thursday, May 01, 2008

A popular clitoris

This image routes tons of traffic to my pages. I originally linked it in this mediocre post that I don't like very much and might have taken down if it didn't garner so many hits. I should probably edit it and kick it up a bit for those who do follow the clitoris over there, but I just haven't gotten around to that. That said, the comments on that post are top notch, so if you do hop over there, skim the entry and read through the banter, particularly the very last anonymous entry, which will wipe the smile from your face and give you pause.

But this post isn't about any of that, it's about why the popularity of that image is a Good Sign for the Human Race. I think everyone can agree that the graphic is a lot more educational than erotic. And although I've not been able to completely untangle the Google web that leads so many clitoris-curious Internetonians to my blog, I've learned that the graphic appears in some Google image search with a reference link to the Erin O'Brien Owner's Manual for Human Beings.

So lots of people are following an educational diagram of the clitoris to an owner's manual. Clearly, they want to learn how to work the thing, identify it, understand it, demystify it, or maybe befriend it. Whatever the impetus, isn't this good news for clitorides* everywhere? And who doesn't learn something when they first view that image? I had no idea the thing was so complex. It certainly sheds light on why a self-induced climax courtesy of slim fingers is paltry compared to a gorgeous exploding coital orgasm, wherein the little crus clitoris and corpus cavernosum have something yummy to hug! Who knew?

Go clitoris!

Undoubtedly, reposting the image will bring even more traffic here. Perhaps I'm doing a disservice to the title of this blog, but I'm afraid I'm not going to give any instructions on how to happily manipulate a clitoris. I'm pretty sure they're all different and have their own special needs. It is sort of tricky and what works one time may not work the next time, but don't get discouraged.

The only advice I have is practice, experiment and don't be afraid to ask plenty of questions! You'll know when you're doing it right. Have faith, you'll get the hang of it. And if you really have no idea what to do, a nice gentle kiss is probably a pretty safe start. What better way to say hello?

*Make sure you check the pronunciation of the clitorides on that link. Believe it or not, it's even more fun than the singular pronunciation.


Anonymous said...

Let's keep it real. You should post a picture of your own. :P

ajooja said...

Love me some clitoris!

figleaf said...

Cool diagram, Erin, it's the best representation I've seen.

I know I don't have any tags for it but I've posted frequently about clitorides, plural and singular, including an enduringly popular one about how to find someone else's (if you don't already know) and at least one suggesting that, contrary to male-centric, or even *sex*-centric theories, evolution of the clitoris is responsible for *male* as well as female orgasm. Your diagram would be a wonderful illustration for the latter.

Cool blog, by the way. And great subject matter.

Take care,


Zen Wizard said...

I think it's now only fair that you do a post about something men are really interested in--like a map of Augusta National Golf Course, explaining all the difficult parts like the Amen Corner.

Erin O'Brien said...

I think there's plenty of "Amen Corners" in today's graphic.

Anonymous said...

I was tickled that someone said it looked like a scorpion poised to strike in the old post. Boy could Freud have a field day with that. Blogger wouldn't let me paste a pic but if you use your imagination I think the diagram kind of resembles a Klingon Bird of Prey Warship. "Battle Stations Mr Sulu."

Is there any remaining doubt that the clit is the mistress of the universe?


Diane Vogel Ferri said...

i could only see this on your blog, erin. I thought it was just the little sprout at the top!

Doug said...

RJ is right -- Klingon Bird of Prey indeed!

Check it out. It's a plushy.

PDD said...

Henri Banks comment turned up the heat! Whoa! Whoever is whirling him right now is a lucky duck!

As for Anonymous, the only thing I can think of is that he resides in Utah and was forced to wear magic underpants...?

I am not understanding why you don't like your former clit post? It's good! You're silly!

I'm off to the local sex toy shop...

Cappy said...

Who knew there was so much plumbing?

Amy L. Hanna said...

Plumbing? Scorpions poised to strike?

+1 @ what Erin (ri)posted about "Amen Corners": The reward is felt in the details, gentlemen.

Just sayin'.