Recently I presented a lecture about the female reproductive system entitled “Female Orgasm” for medical students at UCLA Medical School, sponsored by the American Medical Woman’s Association. I give this lecture each year and as you might expect, there are LOTS of participants.
Here are a few of the points from my lecture…
- The glans clitoris is a clump of skin that is very sensitive. Touching it results in feelings of sexual arousal.
- There are two types of orgasms, a clitoral orgasm and a vaginal orgasm.
- The “G spot” is a controversial topic but many women believe they have better orgasms when this area, on the anterior vaginal wall, is stimulated.
It is important to understand the basics because the reproductive system changes through the years. Knowledge about how it functions helps to prepare women for what is coming next and to have a more fulfilled sexual life.
The feedback I have been getting from moms who are purchasing my newest book, I’m a Girl, Hormones!, is that they are learning as much as their daughters about the female reproductive system when they read the book.
This makes me very happy! I want all women to be informed, teens and moms, and this expands my vision as to how to reach more and more of them. I also think this is a great way to share in this important learning experience with your daughter. It will help open the door to great conversations that make it easy to discuss sexual topics with your daughter as she matures. Although my current books are written for younger girls and do not contain sexual information, the basics are all there.
Here are some concepts that I think are important for a young girl going through puberty to understand and are explained in my book:
- Your brain goes through changes during adolescence and this causes your emotions, thoughts, and relationships to change too. Also during adolescence you start having menstrual periods.
- Each day of the menstrual cycle, there are changes that happen to your body. Building a bed in the endometrium is one important reason for a monthly menstrual cycle.
- Hormones tell sebaceous glands and apocrine glands to start working during puberty. Hormones also tell your bones to grow longer.
No matter was your age is now, it is a great time to expand your understanding of your body. There are still changes for you to anticipate and I would like you to be informed as you make decisions about your health.
It is never too late!
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