What is it? Does every person with a vagina have one? Is it supposed to look like that? That flap is your clitoral hood, a fold of skin that surrounds and protects your glans clitoris. And just like labia, clitoral hoods come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Early last year, I realized there was something different about my lady flower. I found out that she was packing an extra petal or two, if you get my drift. Do you get my drift? You probably don't, because nobody seems to talk about this, so I'll just come out and say it: I have a huge clitoral hood. I mean, maybe "huge" is overselling it. Could it block out the sun, reducing the earth to a new ice age where only the valiant mole rat survives? Probably not.
In female human anatomy , the clitoral hood also called preputium clitoridis and clitoral prepuce is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the glans of the clitoris ; it also covers the external shaft of the clitoris, develops as part of the labia minora and is homologous with the foreskin equally called prepuce in male genitals. The clitoral hood is formed during the fetal stage by the cellular lamella. The clitoral hood is formed from the same tissues that form the foreskin in human males. The clitoral hood varies in the size, shape, thickness, and other aesthetic areas.
Unlike penises, which are front and center, the clitoris is often shrouded in folds of skin and remains a bit of a mystery. Science—let alone sex ed—hasn't exactly gone out of its way to understand this amazing organ until fairly recently. In fact, research shows the clitoris was even omitted in an early version of the gold standard medical textbook Gray's Anatomy, and no scientist bothered to create a 3D image of what a stimulated clitoris looks like until French researchers finally did it a mere seven years ago, in