Not every woman knows about her genitalia. Yup, that's right, even in the 21st century there are women who have no idea about the function of their genitalia let alone what it really looks like.
It's kind of like owning a beautiful piece of art but never really looking at the brush-strokes.
A few years ago, I was out to lunch with a group of co-workers. Some of us were talking about a show we had seen which discussed female sexuality and sex through the ages. The word “clitoris” was mentioned.
One of the women present, a deeply religious woman in her thirties, asked what the word meant. She wasn’t joking. It was obvious that, not only had she not known what the term meant; she also had no idea that she even had a clitoris. How sad!
Surprised though we were that someone living in a cosmopolitan city in the 21st century didn't know about the clitoris, we explained to her exactly what it is, where it is located, and its function as an erogenous zone. One person in our group went on to recommend several books on female sexuality.
"Go ask your doctor about your pleasure zones," said another seriously surprised by this lack of self-knowledge. "Or better yet, explore your vaginal area yourself. It is a pleasure."
We live in a sophisticated world where those of us lucky enough to be familiar with our bodies are shocked that someone doesn’t know the areas of the body associated with sexual pleasure. That any woman wouldn’t know her erogenous zones, or the terminology for them, seems almost unbelievable.
But, believe it or not, there are many women who, for one reason or another, are not on intimate terms with their own bodies.
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