There is no standard size for a clitoris, but it usually grows with sexual arousal. When a person is not aroused, a hormonal imbalance or another medical condition can cause enlargement of the clitoris. The clitoris is a female sexual organ. It is located just above the urethra, where urine is released from the body. The medical community refers to an enlarged clitoris as clitoromegaly or macroclitoris. This refers to a clitoris longer than 10 millimeters mm in an adult or 9 mm in a newborn. A swollen clitoris in an adult is not usually a cause for concern.
But don't be afraid of vaginal rejuvenation following traumatic or multiple births.
What is it? Does every person with a vagina have one? Is it supposed to look like that?
Enlargement is usually caused by sexual arousal, but there are a few conditions that may cause your clitoris to stay enlarged for a longer period of time. These symptoms may be due to an underlying infection or medical issue. Keep reading to learn more about what may be behind your symptoms and when you should make an appointment with your doctor. Temporary enlargement is usually tied to sexual arousal. Your clitoris and labia will swell as pleasure builds up. Once you orgasm, the size of your clitoris will decrease, and your genitals will go back to their unaroused state more quickly. Without that release, the throbbing and swelling of your genitals, including your clitoris, will subside more slowly. Certain conditions and infections can cause your vulva, which includes your clitoris and labia, to become temporarily inflamed.
For the longest time I thought my oversized clitoris was wrong, abnormal and gross. The only organ in my body whose sole purpose was sexual pleasure was the thing bringing me the most displeasure. When I was a preteen, part of me thought I might be intersex.