Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. For women and people with vaginas , orgasms most commonly come from the clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and urethra 1,2,3. Erogenous zones are areas of the body that elicit a sexual response when stimulated. The clitoris is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones due to its high concentration of nerve endings 4,5.
There are so many parts and structures that make up the female sexual and reproductive anatomy, so you get a pass if you aren't deeply familiar with each and every one. No, what you see on the outside is NOT your vagina. Despite popular use, vagina isn't a general word for the entire swath of bodily real estate below your hips and above your thighs. Vulva is the general term for the external parts of the female sexual anatomy.
The external area of the female genitals the parts you can see by looking is sometimes mistakenly called the vagina. However, the correct term for these outside parts is the vulva. It is important to note that not all vulvas look the same. Also, just like our eyes and ears, the labia are usually not symmetrical.