The Clitoris Is Even More Sensitive Than We Thought

It's often described as the 'female pleasure centre', and a now a new study has revealed that the clitoris is even more sensitive than we thought.

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University have completed the first-known count of nerve fibres in the erogenous zone.

Their findings suggest the clitoris contains over 10,000 nerve fibres – 20 per cent more than previously estimated.

'It's startling to think about more than 10,000 nerve fibres being concentrated in something as small as clitoris,' said Dr Blair Peters, lead author of the study.

The clitoris is the only human organ with the sole purpose of providing pleasure.

It's made up of nerves that carry electrical impulses between the brain and the rest of the body, which enable women to feel and respond to touch.

While the tip of the clitoris is found outside the body, much of the organ is located internally.