Ask For Advice
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: A woman's foreskin over her clitoris.

  1. #1
    friendsoulmate
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    602

    A woman's foreskin over her clitoris.

    What is the purpose of a woman's foreskin over her clitoris? Does it help with masterbation and orgasm? Does it serve the same purpose as a man's foreskin over the head of his penis? I am uncircumsized. I have cleaned my penis regularly, so my foreskin has not become infected or has caused a problem. I do not believe in circumcision for both sexes, unless there is an infection or some other medical problem, when it becomes necessary.

  2. #2
    Lonewing
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SW US
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,079
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    164
    ...
    Oye vey...
    basically, imagine all the nerves in the head, except they're in a pinhead the size of, well, the clitoris. Take a guess what that extra skin is for!!! PROTECTION!

  3. #3
    Fudgie
    Forum Supporter Fudgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    14,990
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    2228
    foreskin over the clitoris? I'm sorry, but I'm a female who is very familiar with my anatomy and I don't know what you're talking about.

    There are skin folds near and around the clitoris and these are known as the "labia". Are these what you are referring to? They are sensitive and provide more sexual pleasure.

  4. #4
    Sparkly Eyes

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,935
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    yes, I highly doubt we have foreskin. Female circumcision as far as I know is cutting the clitoris itself, the male equal would be cutting the head of penis!

  5. #5
    Fudgie
    Forum Supporter Fudgie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    14,990
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    2228
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkly Eyes [Register to see the link]
    yes, I highly doubt we have foreskin. Female circumcision as far as I know is cutting the clitoris itself, the male equal would be cutting the head of penis!
    Yes, this is right. Female circumcision is when both the clit and the labia folds are cut off. (OUCH OUCH OUCH)

  6. #6
    friendsoulmate
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgie [Register to see the link]
    foreskin over the clitoris? I'm sorry, but I'm a female who is very familiar with my anatomy and I don't know what you're talking about.

    There are skin folds near and around the clitoris and these are known as the "labia". Are these what you are referring to? They are sensitive and provide more sexual pleasure.
    I was reading a health and female reproductive system book once, and it mentioned the clitoris had "a hood". I thought it would be homogenous to the man's foreskin on his penis. I believe the man's foreskin is meant to protect the sensitivity of the head of his penis.

  7. #7
    Lonewing
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SW US
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,079
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    164
    What is removed depends on the region where it is practiced. Some place remove a lot [1, 2, and 3] while some places remove a little [just 1, or 1 and 2, or just 3]. In all cases, it's too much, unnecessary, and really quite disturbing how central women are to the propagation the practice. It may be at the request of the man, but it is often women who do it.

  8. #8
    tiredofvampires
    Forum Supporter tiredofvampires's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In this world but not of it
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7,895
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    990
    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgie [Register to see the link]
    foreskin over the clitoris? I'm sorry, but I'm a female who is very familiar with my anatomy and I don't know what you're talking about.

    There are skin folds near and around the clitoris and these are known as the "labia". Are these what you are referring to? They are sensitive and provide more sexual pleasure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkly Eyes [Register to see the link]
    yes, I highly doubt we have foreskin. Female circumcision as far as I know is cutting the clitoris itself, the male equal would be cutting the head of penis!
    Both male and female have a "head" and a "foreskin." Only, in medical lingo, these are called "glans" and "prepuce", respectively.

    The glans in a man is the head of his penis, which is normally covered with the foreskin.

    The glans in a woman is her clitoris, very technically speaking -- but it's covered by a "hood" of skin which most people just count as part of the clit, so it's all referred to as one thing.

    The clit becomes engorged and erect just the way a penis does, during excitement, and just as with an uncircumcised man, it protrudes from its "foreskin". I've never heard of it called the foreskin, but it IS the female equivalent of a foreskin (that is, it's embryologically homologous.)

    If you're not sure where on your anatomy this is, push the skin surrounding your clit upwards, and you'll see (and feel) a very, very, VERY sensitive little bundle of tissue underneath it. THAT is the clit, proper. The skin over it, which you're pushing around, is the prepuce. It's easier to see the clit itself when it's erect and protruding. Normally, it's hiding under its hood.

    Female circumcision removes the entire clit and prepuce, while male circumcision only removes the prepuce. If men were circumcised like women were, in their anatomical equivalent, the head of their penis would be amputated.

    Sometimes the entire labia are cut off on a woman in circumcision as well, leaving nothing but a hole (that is usually sewn up and torn apart on her wedding night, and often sewn back up again, leaving only enough room for menstrual blood to come out.) But this is a tangent.

    The prepuces of women AND men are there to protect the glans and keep them moist. There are more nerve endings in the clitoris than the head of a penis (and as another poster said, more densely packed), so it's got a lot more bang for the buck (no pun intended), and really you'd kind of be in agony having that exposed all the time. It's so sensitive, usually I can't even stimulate it directly for long -- it needs to be worked through the hood to not be unbearably sensitive (at least this is the case for many women, though I'm sure a minority -- like those who have pierces in their clitoral prepuces [the actual clit is NOT pierced, just this "foreskin" we're talking about] -- feel charged up with the extra stimulation and constant friction. I imagine that's a pain/pleasure experience.) So yes, it's definitely something that helps "buffer" touch during masturbation and other stimulation.

    Removing a male foreskin makes as much sense as it would to cut off the hood of the clit.
    Last edited by tiredofvampires; 02-27-2011 at 10:14 PM.

  9. #9
    friendsoulmate
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by friendsoulmate [Register to see the link]
    I was reading a health and female reproductive system book once, and it mentioned the clitoris had "a hood". I thought it would be homogenous to the man's foreskin on his penis. I believe the man's foreskin is meant to protect the sensitivity of the head of his penis.
    Correction: I meant "homologous", not "homogenous".

  10. #10
    annony
    Silver Member annony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Great White North
    Posts
    616
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by friendsoulmate [Register to see the link]
    What is the purpose of a woman's foreskin over her clitoris? Does it help with masterbation and orgasm? Does it serve the same purpose as a man's foreskin over the head of his penis? I am uncircumsized. I have cleaned my penis regularly, so my foreskin has not become infected or has caused a problem. I do not believe in circumcision for both sexes, unless there is an infection or some other medical problem, when it becomes necessary.
    this is called the "clitoral hood" and it protects the clitoris when not in *ahem* use.

  11.  

Top Threads
How to slow *her* down...
I've been dating a girl for a while, lovely girl, beautiful, interesting, smart...all good! Anyway, she is busy, as am I, so we only really get
Sexless Relationship- Why do we have to settle?
Hi there, I have been with my boyfriend 4 1/2 years. The first 6 months were amazing, he proposed and it all went pear shaped. Sex went from every
feeling sexually rejected by boyfriend
I am a 21 y/o F and my boyfriend is 23. We've been dating on and off for about 2 1/2 years. We lived together once before, but broke up because of
No sex because of weight gain
Hi all, I'm 25 years old dating a 36 year old. We have been together for 2 years, and overall I think we have a fantastic relationship. We want the
I don't feel lust towards my girlfriend of 6 months.
I've felt this towards every girl I've dated longer than a few months... I lose my desire to have sex and no longer feel the lust I used to feel
Lost the Spark?
I'm in a relationship with a really great guy (for about a year and a half now), but I don't get super turned on by him. Are you supposed to be super
troubles with doggie
My new gf loves doggie but I just can't get it in! once i did but slipped out! Please help! She is short legged n im long legged with about 5
Featured Threads
Dating younger guy 24 years difference
I am 50 yrs old dating a 26 yrs old guy. We been dating each other for a couple months things are great between us. He told me he will always be
Boyfriend gets very angry if I mention his ex, is this normal?
Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5months. He broke up with his ex and a year and a half ago. 7 months after they
Should I let my boyfriend stay overnight with his friends?
Hi there. Firstly thank you for reading this post. I am a new member to this forum, and also will soon be new immigrant of the UK so basically there
Is this abuse?
Iím desperate for some advice. Iíve been with my partner for nearly 2 years and everything has been ok, except from when he drinks. I really do not
Is there hope for me?
Me and my girlfriend of two years had been talking about moving in together lately. We didn't actually go look at any place in person, but browsed a
Bringing up trust issues at the start of a new relationship? My situation...
Haven't been on these boards since my last break up a couple years ago, and here I am about to begin a new relationship with feelings from the last
Whats my next move - Dating a girl fresh out of a relationship
Hey guys, So heres the deal. Met a girl in class and I asked her out. Her answer was "maybe" because she didn't want to say no to me but just
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •