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Use it or Lose It: Clitoral Atrophy

Use it or Lose It: Clitoral Atrophy

Clitoral Atrophy refers to a significant change in size of the clitoris (often making it appear as if it has disappeared ) and a loss of sensation. It is hasn't been studied intensively but it is not something to despair over as it can be reversed.

Here is a quick overview of clitoral atrophy.


Low Libido

Decreased response to clitoral stimulation

Clitoris has disappeared ( It hasn't actually disappeared but has dramatically decreased in size)

Loss of sensation around clitoris

Painful Sex

Lack of Vaginal Moisture


Hormonal Changes/Menopause

Lack of Sexual Stimulation

Lack of Blood Flow to the Clitoris



Medication/Birth Control

How To Reverse Clitoral Atrophy:

Increase Masturbation


Clitoral Suction Toys ( Try the Rose Toy)

Hormonal creams

Magical Kitty Cat Libido Supplement 

The clitoris is a nub of spongy tissue at the front of the vagina. It is the primary source of pleasure for women because the majority of women orgasm by touching, licking, sucking, etc, the clitoris.  Recent research reveals that much of the clitoris is internal with 4-inch roots that reach into the vagina. Its shape is similar to the wishbone. When sexually aroused it fills with blood, and becomes sensitive to touch.

Like erectile dysfunction, clitoral atrophy can be a stressful issue to encounter but remain positive and try some of the remedies listed here. Feel free to leave comments about your experience and what worked for you. 

There are many reasons why one may have a long period of no sex. Grief, depression, life changes, and health reasons are just a few. And having clitoral atrophy doesn't mean you should jump back into into intimacy if you aren't prepared emotionally or physically. Be kind to yourself and seek kind partners who respect you and who prioritize your pleasure. Pleasure is your Birth Right & you deserve nothing less. 

And remember, you can still enjoy sex and pleasure if experiencing clitoral atrophy. Explore other erogenous zones and read our blog post, 10 Intimate Acts That Don't Involve Penetration.




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