There are also multiple non-genital peripheral anatomic structures involved in female sexual responses such as salivary and sweat glands, cutaneous blood vessels and nipples. The vagina consists of a tube of autonomically-innervated smooth muscle longitudinal outer, inner circular layer lined by stratified squamous epithelium and a sub-dermal layer rich in capillaries. The vaginal wall consists of an inner glandular mucous type stratified squamous cell epithelium supported by a thick lamina propia. This epithelium undergoes hormone-related cyclical changes including slight keratinization of the superficial cells during the menstrual cycle. Deep to the epithelium lies the smooth muscles of the muscularis.
Female Sexual Arousal: Genital Anatomy and Orgasm in Intercourse
The clitoris: Female pleasure and anatomy
The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Horm Behav See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract In men and women sexual arousal culminates in orgasm, with female orgasm solely from sexual intercourse often regarded as a unique feature of human sexuality. However, orgasm from sexual intercourse occurs more reliably in men than in women likely reflecting the different types of physical stimulation men and women require for orgasm. In men, orgasms are under strong selective pressure as orgasms are coupled with ejaculation and thus contribute to male reproductive success. By contrast, women's orgasms in intercourse are highly variable and are under little selective pressure as they are not a reproductive necessity.. The proximal mechanisms producing variability in women's orgasms are little understood.
Revision of the new anatomical terms used for the clitoris and the female orgasm by sexologists. Anatomy of the clitoris. The Journal of urology.
Here is our quick overview of female anatomy On the outside Labia majora Large Lips: These surround and protect the other external reproductive organs. During puberty, hair grows on the skin of the labia majora.