On my walk from the car today, I listed to a bit of the Savage Lovecast, the awesome, frank funny sex advice podcast. Man, Woman, Gay or Straight, if you have not listened before you should check it out. Note, this post is not for the faint of heart.
On episode #136, Dan took a call from a women who thought that she may not have a clitoris. Dan got on the phone with a Doctor from Northwestern University, Alice Dreger, to discuss her problem. Shocking things I learned:
1. In some cases girls born with a larger than normal clitoris have part of it removed surgically by the doctor, even as babies. This is not necessary and can result in problems later. Some women do not even know that this happened to them and doctors still do this.
2. She found a very very rare problem where a pubic hair can get wrapped around the clitoris resulting in the mummification of the clitoris. Wow, that is right. It can happen after many days of a tight wrap. Watch out for this ladies. I still can't get this image out of my head.
and finally, the last and most shocking thing I learned.
3. Walgreen's (in some locations) now carries vibrators! You don't have to go to the sex toy store or online anymore, you can pick up some toothpaste, band aids and a vibrator at your local pharmacy.