In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora inner lips , above the opening of the urethra. Unlike the penis , the male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function. While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena , which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ.
FEMALE dolphins have clitorises just like human women — only theirs are bigger and better placed suggesting they have better sex sessions. A group of diligent scientists discovered that lady bottlenose dolphins have large and well-developed sex organs meaning they could achieve orgasms. They said the structure of the tissue suggests the dolphin clitoris may expand, for example, in response to stimulation. The researchers discovered that the skin under the clitoral hood contains "bundles" of nerves that may increase sensitivity and the potential for pleasure, as has been found in the human clitoris.
Since the dawn of time, men have been comparing penis sizes for sport and, cough, reminding themselves that size doesn't always matter. Women aren't immune to comparisons — one in seven, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , has actually considered getting the lips of her vagina surgically trimmed. Does the size of that matter?
The clitoris is a captivating but often misunderstood organ. Just as no two female bodies are the same, the clitoris comes in different sizes and varies in its proximity to the vagina. The amazing thing about the clitoris is that there is so much more to see than what meets the eye.