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What Is Clitoris Enlargement?

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Clitoris enlargement is a form of female body modification that can extend both the length and width of the clitoris. The process is also known as clitoromegaly, and it is primarily accomplished through the use of a clitoral pump or topical testosterone cream. Women who undergo this type of genital modification typically do so in the hopes of increasing sexual pleasure, though clitoris enlargement can often be a side effect of steroid use among female body builders. In rare cases, a macroclitoris can also be present at birth when a female is born with above-average levels of androgens or testosterone.

A clitoral pump is usually the simplest method for clitoris enlargement. These devices are widely available to purchase online or in some adult-oriented shops. Results of using one of these devices can vary based on individual existing clitoris size. While a clitoral pump can be used on a regular basis for temporary enlargement, there are some risks of damaging the nerve endings in the sensitive surrounding tissue. To avoid this side effect, women trying clitoris enlargement with one of these pumps should only do so according to recommended guidelines and never apply it too aggressively.

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Testosterone supplements are another means of clitoris enlargement; they are available as oral or injectable steroids as well as in cream form. Only some types of testosterone creams are prescribed by gynecologists after the substances pass required lab tests for safety and effectiveness. These prescription creams are generally better choices than those purchased over the counter. Different types of anabolic steroids can create significant clitoris enlargement, though women considering this option should be aware of other potential side effects such as deepening of the voice, increased facial hair, body acne, and mood swings.

The results of steroid use can be quite different from one woman to the next, depending on existing amounts of natural testosterone. Many women with low levels of this hormone often report decreased sex drives and may seek testosterone supplements as a solution. Growth of the clitoris is a frequent side effect, as are increased blood flow to the entire genital region and heightened sensitivity.

When clitoromegaly occurs naturally at birth, it can range from minor to noticeable enlargement as a result of a genetic abnormality commonly called ambiguous genitalia. In more serious cases, clitoral reduction surgery is considered a necessary measure to create a female genital appearance. Later, hormone therapy at puberty may also be recommended if too much natural testosterone is present.

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anon275334
Post 7

I own a clitoral pump and absolutely love it.

anon221881
Post 6

It's not hard to use a clit pump safely in the same way as it's not hard to do penis enlargement Exercise carefully and safely. All the information is on the web free for the taking. Do your research!

As for clit reduction. Please, no!

TheGraham
Post 4

@SkittisH - Not only is there the possibility of damaging your nerve endings, but imagine how uncomfortable this is! Many women can't even handle the discomfort from a breast pump during the nursing age of their babies, and I can imagine that most would find the idea of a pump used for clitoris enlargement or vagina enlargement to be just plain strange.

I know I find the idea of a clitoris pump to be strange. If I ever was presented with the chance to use one, I would be too squeamish to try it,e ven if I did have some strange belief that my clitoris was too small and that I needed to help it along in getting to a more acceptable size.

While I don't personally have any trouble with this, I don't think wanting a larger clitoris is that strange of a desire, especially if yours is small. Though you hear more about male doubts, concerns and vanity regarding the appearance of their genitals, many women are just as self-conscious.

In addition to taking supplements, putting on creams, and apparently using scary pump-style devices, women have the options of getting cosmetic plastic surgery on the genitals to enlarge the clitoris and also to reduce the inner lips and plump up the outer ones. To some people, this stuff is really important.

gimbell
Post 3

@aishia - You're absolutely right -- steroids and hormone replacement therapy that do things like enlarge the clitoris are in fact making a woman more manly than she was before.

One of my good friends for several years is female to male transgendered. He has taken hormone replacement therapy to get a lower, manly voice, be able to grow facial hair, and stop having menstrual periods. I was curious how this transformation could happen, so I looked it up, and your talk of hormones determining gender is right on the ball, too.

Of course, hormones are supposed to determine gender when you are an embryo; the hormones that determine whether you are male or female help determine how your bone structure will be, and other telling factors in whether you were originally born male or female, regardless of what gender you end up becoming.

Back to the topic at hand -- the clitoris. Part of hormone therapy for female to male transgendered individuals involves making the genitals look as male as possible. This is done partly with surgery, but primarily with hormone treatments that enlarge the clitoris quite a bit, making it a similar shape to a penis.

Since blood flows to the clitoris during sex, creating a sort of clitoral erection, transgendered female to male people can feel more male by having functional male-type genitalia.

aishia
Post 2

The information in the article about how steroids that cause typical manly traits, such as increased body hair, lower voice and facial hair growth, reminds me of this research I've been reading on how gender is produced by hormones.

The reproductive systems of men and women have very similar builds -- whether they produce eggs or sperm, and whether the "base" build an embryo has develops into a boy or a girl is determined by hormones.

Think about it -- the male testes and penis can be compared to female ovaries and clitoris. In fact, if you take steroids and your clitoris grows in size, the male hormones at work are doing exactly this -- changing the clitoris to be closer to the build of a penis.

This is why taking steroids that otherwise give you "manly" attributes also increase clitoris size -- because believe it or not, a larger clitoris is closer to a manly build on a hormonal level.

SkittisH
Post 1

And here I thought the pump enlarger thing was only ever used for enlargement of the penis. While men get penis envy, I've never heard of women ever getting clitoris envy, so I'm a bit bemused as to why a woman would attempt this.

The article says that many women think a larger clitoris will result in stronger sexual sensations, but if you ask me, female sexual stimulation isn't just about the clitoris. Vaginal stimulation can also be used to achieve an orgasm -- some women are so sensitive that even kissing can have the same effect.

The phrase "bigger isn't always better" should definitely apply to something like this -- is it really worth it to you to possibly damage the nerve endings around your genitals to have a larger clitoris? It isn't to me!

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