Enlarged clitorises are also known as or related to hypertrophy of clitoris, clitoral enlargement, large clitoris, clitoromegaly, hypertrophy of clitoris (disorder), clitorimegaly
The size of a woman’s clitoris may be related to the amount of testosterone a women is exposed to both in the womb and during puberty. Some women have large clitorises and some women small ones. There may also be a link between testosterone levels in the female embryo and the development of the G-spot.
Clitoromegaly is the abnormal enlargement of the clitoris (this is not the normal enlargement of the clitoris during sexual arousal).
A “normal” clitoris is defined as being about 3 to 4 millimeters crosswise and about 4 to 5 millimeters in length. Please note that what is considered “normal” is up to interpretation and we are only talking about the visible part of the clitiros.
In its most pronounced cases, clitoromegaly is a symptom of intersexuality, where the large clitoris resembles a penis.
Clitoromegaly is an otherwise rare condition and can either be present from birth or can happen later in life.
If present from birth, congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be the cause, which is a condition in which the adrenal gland of a femal fetus produces additional androgens which cause the newborn baby to display ambiguous genitalia which are neither clearly male or female.
If the clitoromegaly is acquired later in life it can be caused by a hormonal imbalance.
Clitoris enlargement can also be a form of body modification, because of its potential to increase pleasure and the enhancement of the appearance of the genitals. Clitoral enlargement can be accomplished through a variety of means. The most common being the use of a clitoral pump, testosterone injections into the shaft of the clitoris or using testosterone creams on the clitoris.
Many interested participants claim size increases from pumping while others say testosterone is the only way to obtain significant results. Both methods however involve risks. If a clitoris pump is used incorrectly it can cause damage to the erectile tissue and blood vessels. The use of steroids however can drastically change body chemistry.
The motivation for wanting an enlarged clitoris can vary. Women with very small clitoris may not get the necessary intercourse, which can cause them to want enlargement for increased pleasure. Women with normal sized clitoris may want an increased size to be more pleasurable or to look more attractive..
The idea that an enlarged clitoris from steroids creates more pleasure is not always true. Many women who have enlarged clitoris from steroid abuse reported that clitoral stimulation becomes extremely painful, while others have reported a numb, dead feeling.
Very few reported an actual heightened sexual pleasure.
Sometimes the clitoris grows only a little bit, but sometimes it may grow to unnatural proportions.
The clitoris may also take on the shape of the head of a penis, because the clitoris and the penis both have the same type of erectile tissue and enlarged clitorises do tend to resemble the heads of penises.