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The external female reproductive organs are dubbed vulva. It is made up of a series of structures that surround the vaginal orifice and directly participate in the sexual relation (intercourse). One of these parts is the mound of Venus, which is a soft and fatty tissue located over the central area of the pelvis that is covered by pubic hair from the beginning of puberty. It acts as a protective barrier for the internal organs (the pubic hair is a net that catches any possible pathogen invaders) and cushions the contact between man and woman during sexual intercourse.

It is also a richly innervated area so its stimulation eases excitation.The labia majora or external labia are two fleshy folds that surround and vertically protect the more delicate structures of the vulva (like the clitoris, urethral and vaginal orifices, among others). Its extension stretches from the limit of the mound of Venus to the lateral junction with the skin of the thigh.Two smaller, narrow folds are found under the labia majora. They are called labia minora and directly surround the vaginal orifice and urinary meatus. They are made up of spongy erectile tissue, which makes them elastic and easily dilatable during sexual arousal. It has many sebaceous glands on its surface. At one of the ends of the labia minora, the one closest to the mound of Venus , its folds fuse, forming the clitoris, a small, cylindrical organ no longer than one centimeter. It is without a doubt the most sensitive part of the female sexual organs because it has a high concentration of nerve ends. It is made up of two cavernous bodies that join at one end in order to form the gland.Both bodies harden and increase size (due to their erection) during sexual stimulation. Due to this, the clitoris is considered the equivalent of the male penis.