...Not the kind of wheel you fall asleep at...

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"A woman... does nothing practical at all with her clitoris. 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, and tongue, and it is twice the number in the penis." (58)

"[E]early anatomists referred to the clitoris as an "obscene organ of brute pleasure"... In 1612, Jacques Duval wrote of the clitoris: "In French it is called temptation, the spur to sensual pleasure, the female rod and the scorner of men..." (62)

Seriously: If ever I was looking for a nickname for my lady-parts, "The Scorner of Men" wins out, no contest.

(From Natalie Angier's Woman: An Intimate Geography)



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