Q&A: Can I Feel The Clitoris Through Her Vagina?

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QUESTION: My partner and I recently learned about the existence of the inside parts of the clitoris. She and I have been wondering if you can feel the clitoral branches through the vagina. If I use a clean, well-lubricated gloved finger, can I actually feel the inside parts of the clitoris? I've tried and haven't found them yet but wondered if maybe I was doing it wrong.

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Part of the fun of sexual experiences involves exploring on one’s own or with a partner.

Good question. The inside parts of the clitoris are placed more behind a woman’s labia and I know of no data that examines whether some women or their partners feel as though they can feel them through the vulva or the vagina.

Everyone’s body is a little bit different and I suppose there may be some people who have that experience, similar to how some men can easily feel or trace their vas deferens through their pubic area and other men cannot.

Frankly we scientists don’t even know much about the sensitivity of the inside parts of the clitoris.

For example, are they sensitive to indirect touch or pressure, such as through the vulva or vagina? We don’t know. That said, part of the fun of sexual experiences involves exploring on one’s own or with a partner, and I wish you and your partner the best.

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Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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