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Djuna
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Hey there - can anyone tell me what an orgasm is? Cause I don't know if I've had one. It certainly wasn't as incredible as you hear about. And is it true that circumcised men have less powerful orgasms than uncircumcised men? And I heard that men and women can have just as powerful orgasms, but how does this work when the clitoris is much more sensitive than the penis? Also would anyone be willing to organ donate me a clitoris cause they sound GREAT and I'm gettin' me one of those. A vagina too would be great, but like removable, for the weekends and stuff. [Smile]

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JamsessionVT
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I don't know where you are hearing a lot of the things you are hearing, but it seems like you tend to believe a lot of what you hear/read, most of which is total bollocks.

The clitoris isn't necessarily more sensitive than the penis. This can be a personal thing, as one woman might respond very strongly to clitorial stimulation, whereas another might sit there flat as a dishrag, or feel discomfort.

And no, uncircumsized men and circumsized men can have equally as strong orgasms.

Take a peek at this, for starters:

Sexual Response and Orgasm

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kluekozyte
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SmileyJoe- that's a good idea about rent-a-vagina. Someone should invent that. Actually, my idea is more like rent-a-temporary-sex-change. Imagine if men could understand what it's like to be female for a day from the inside, and vice versa. I'd love to be able to do that. In the meantime though, communication, honesty, and intimacy, seem to work the best in terms of gaining an understanding of the opposite sex (and your own).
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Heather
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(Actually, the clitoris does have more sensory nerve endings than any other part of the male OR female body. However, orgasm is about more than just physical sensation and sensitivity.)

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Heather
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Too, it's worth saying that having a vulva is hardly all there is to being female, so a man who could magically posses a vagina/vulva would know only what it was like to have a vulva (and only for a day), not to be female.

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kluekozyte
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That is true. I didn't mean to equate women and vaginas. So sorry if it came across that way. In my head I was extending the idea of rent-a-vagina to rent-a-mind-body-and-existence-of-the-other-sex-for-a-day.

But seriously, please don't think I meant that having a vagina is all there is to being a woman. Obviously that is not the case and I didn't mean to suggest that. But thanks for pointing out my miscommunication.

Incidentally, about the terms 'vulva' and 'vagina': is the vagina part of the vulva, is it vice versa, or are they two distinct areas with no grammatical overlap? Those terms are misused way too often; I want to make sure I'm not misusing them myself. (Sorry for changing the subject)

[ 07-05-2006, 08:21 PM: Message edited by: kluekozyte ]

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cool87
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Did you take a look at those great article here on the main site. There's one in particular about the female anatomy. It is called pink parts.

Just look at it. It may be of great help for you even if it is aimed at women.

http://www.scarleteen.com/body/female_anatomy_2.html

And here's the answer to your question.
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The proper name for the outer female genitals is the vulva (vuhl-vah). The vagina is only one part of these organs, and not the whole of them, and many people mistakenly call the vulva the vagina.


[ 07-05-2006, 07:41 PM: Message edited by: cool87 ]

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kluekozyte
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Thanks cool. That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure that 'vulva' refers to the external parts including the vagina. All settled now, in any case.

[ 07-05-2006, 08:42 PM: Message edited by: kluekozyte ]

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Djuna
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Sorry, yeah I'd like to echo what kluekozyte [spelling?] said - the main part of my point was about sexual response, but i didn't mean to imply that possession of a vulva equates to womanhood.
Well, that's the third different apology I've posted in 20 minutes... I should try to be more PC in future. [Wink]

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