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? I recently discovered I have a small clitoris, after interviewing a famous gynecologist about the mysterious clitoris and begging her to take a quick peek at mine.
Skip navigation! James Hamblin. The answer, based on a review of seventeen studies of 15, males worldwide, was an erect 5. Not that it matters. Unless it does. Less known is that the average clitoris is not so far from that size. That perspective would be propagated for centuries and is still found in embryology lessons today.
Clitoromegaly or macroclitoris  is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris that is mostly congenital or acquired, though deliberately induced clitoris enlargement as a form of female genital body modification is achieved through various uses of anabolic steroids, including testosterone , and may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. The different grade of genital ambiguity is commonly measured by the Prader classification ,  which ranges, in ascending order of masculinisation, from 1 : female external genitalia with clitoromegaly through 5 : pseudo-phallus looking like normal male external genitalia. Clitoromegaly is a rare condition and can be either present by birth or acquired later in life.
T his month, pupils across France will be able to use the first full-size anatomical model of a clitoris in their sex education classes. Considering all the technological, medical and scientific achievements humans have made, this seems to have taken a long time. The distribution of this model has been possible due to 3D printing technology ; but even three-dimensional MRI scans, which previously produced the most accurate representations of the clitoris, only became available in