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I'm 25yrs old and I have a rather large and very sensitive clitoris.I wake up every morning really moist and my clitoris is so erect that it pulsates. It takes 1-2 hrs before It goes away. It does not hurt or anything and my discharge seems normal.
I've had this problem since I was 15 but was to embaressed to tell any one. Is this normal? or am I a freak
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replied May 31st, 2010
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No, you are not a freak; believe me, I've been with many-many women in my lifetime and clitoris comes in many sizes just as penis does.
Some men likes them (clitors) large and some men likes them small, as for me: Lilkes them large!
My ex girlfriend's clit was about 2 inches long erect!!!!
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replied May 31st, 2010
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Hu Bo? What does size have to do with this?
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replied May 31st, 2010
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malibuGirl, LOL, you are not a freak!

Do you think you wake up aroused or irritated in your vulva? A clitoris that stays erect for that long must have something irritating it. You should know how long your clitoris stays erect after sex and masturbation - it should not be close to 1 hour!

Are you sure that you do not have an infection like bacterial vaginosis (BV)? BV is a very sneaky infection and can go unnoticed and undiagnosed for very long periods of time. Do you wear cotton panties (or nothing) when you sleep? Do you wash with clean water under your clitoral hood? Is this worse during some phases of your menstrual cycle? Did you change your washing powder to make sure you are not allergic to it?

If you have not seen your gynecologist yet, you owe it to yourself to have your first visit. You should have had it when you became sexually active. They can also check for other infections like fungal infections and others.

Best of luck!
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replied August 24th, 2010
I have the same type of erection but it doesnt last long at all after sex but I wondered why it is so erect at times. Thanks for the insite.
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replied August 24th, 2010
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Queent68, I am not sure what you mean by “the same type of erection”.

What you see of your clitoris is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. What you see and feel are the gland (tip/head) and the shaft. The clitoris has legs and bulbs that go for several inches under your labia. During arousal blood flows to your genitals and the clitoral bulbs will take in a lot of blood. This will give your vulva the look of a flower opening up. It is not unusual for the gland and shaft to grow to twice the unaroused size.

Just below your clitoris glans, where your labia minora and clitoris joins, there is a muscle that connects to your ovaries. This muscle stretches and contracts like a rubber band. Just before you orgasm, the muscles allowing blood into and out of your clitoris relaxes and contracts, allowing your clitoris to become even more engorged with blood and erect. As the nerve endings in your clitoris is overwhelmed with sensations and sexual tension builds in your muscles, the muscle going to your ovaries contract. The extra stiff clitoris, as well as the pull from this muscle will pull your clitoris glans and shaft out of harm’s way into your body. At this stage it is a bad idea to stimulate the clitoris as it is super sensitive, even painfully so and you anyway have only one thing on your mind – orgasm.

After your orgasm, the muscles keeping the blood inside your clitoris relax and the blood will flow from your clitoris and genitals to where they will quickly go back to the pre-arousal state.

Your clitoris has only one function – to give you (literally) mind blowing orgasms. So stop worrying about how it looks and what it does when it gets aroused. Enjoy it for what it is; your very own ‘orgasm button’. Having an ‘outie’ clitoris makes it easier to stimulate while having sex, so do not worry about it. Having it become unbearable to have direct clitoral stimulation before you orgasm is also normal.

Take care!
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replied June 6th, 2011
As a general rule I masturbate last thing at night, and have done since I was aged 11 or so. This helps me relax and get off to sleep quickly, and I never have the symptoms you describe. However, on the odd occasion that I do not masturbate, I wake up with exactly what you describe-a hard and throbbing clitoris. If ,for some reason, I do not masturbate for two or more nights running, the symptoms are more and more pronounced and the hardness of my clitoris is persistant and irritating.
You could try putting some numbing gel on the head of your clitoris which would relieve the irritation: I recommend a teething/toothache gel called "bonjela", but there are plenty of others.
I think it is just something you have to put up with if you choose not to masturbate.
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replied August 21st, 2013
Very interesting that you masterbate every night before going to sleep. I wonder how many girls/women do this? I have never even thought about it.
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replied April 20th, 2012
Clitoral erections - persistence in the morning
UnknownABC's urban myth about a "muscle connects to your ovaries" is just that, an urban myth. While there are numerous nerve paths involve, some being part of the feedback links, everything normally works harmoniously, and the clitoris gives its owner the pleasure she deserves. If engorgement is painfully long, then see your favourite gynochologist, and get checked for bacterial and fungal infections, etc. Waking in the morning with an erect clitoris is equivalent to a guy waking with an erect penis in the morning, normal and sign good genital healthy apatite for sexual activity before rising from bed. Evening sex activity can cause non=-erection of the clitoris in the morning as some correspondents reported, and it would seem the longer the night activity was avoided, the more intense the erection in the morning, and perhaps the more persistent it may become, showing the intuitive need for sexual activity to maintain physical equilibrium.
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replied December 8th, 2012
I had this same problem fom the age of 11 onwards. I used to press against it, squeeze it, rub it and scratch at it trying to relieve the itchy feeling. After I discovered how to give myself an orgasm I no longer had the problem
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replied August 16th, 2013
Hi kensgirl, could u pls share more about giving yourself an orgasm? I've tried but not sure if it was correct, and now it's erect and I don't know what to do.. =.=
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replied August 23rd, 2013
My clitoris stays erect and thick. I also masturbate at night to go to sleep and many times during the day. I started "growing" when I was nine. And didn't understand what was going on. It started to get painful and when I was batheing it one day and felt how good it was to caress it. It stopped hurting. So I stroke my "little monster" all the time. I hope your situation gets better
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replied August 23rd, 2013
My clitoris stays erect and thick. I also masturbate at night to go to sleep and many times during the day. I started "growing" when I was nine. And didn't understand what was going on. It started to get painful and when I was batheing it one day and felt how good it was to caress it. It stopped hurting. So I stroke my "little monster" all the time. I hope your situation gets better
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replied August 23rd, 2013
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Make sure you wash well. You should use plain clean water and your fingers. Pull back the hood and wash in all the corners. Smegma and discharge building up can cause enough ittitation to do that.

Make sure you rinse your panties well. Washing powder and softner can irriate you. Dry yourself by patting when you get wet, and make sure you pat after peeing. Urine can cause irritation. Sleep without panties if it is safe to do so.

If you have irregular cycles, weight issues, strange hair growth, see a doctor to make sure you do not have ovarian cysts (PCOS). that can be responsible for a your clitoris growing and you having a stronger sex drive as it increase the testosterone (androgens) in your body.

Ultimately there is nothing wrong with masturbation, and it is healthy and good for you. Unexplained increase in your clitoris size and constant urge to stroke it can however be a sign of a hormonal imbalance or PCOS. It is always better to make sure everything is ok.

Best of luck!
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replied March 1st, 2014
What you are describing is absolutely normal and extremely common, although women find it difficult to talk about it, even to their friends. It is natural to want sex, but our culture insists that we ignore our natural urges and look for other reasons for our (perfectly natural) arousal.
I had the same experience soon after puberty, as did my mother and my sister. I soon discovered that masturbating to orgasm before going to sleep prevented these uncomfortable erections happening; at certain times of the month two orgasms were necessary to quell the urges. If you would rather not do this then go to a pharmacy and buy some anaesthetic gel, such as the mouth ulcer remedy called "Bonjela". (Make sure it is the sugar-free version or you could encourage a yeast infection). Liberally apply this to the head of your clitoris as needed. This will numb the organ and the irritation will very quickly subside. If it is any comfort, this problem will eventually stop as your hormone levels decrease later in life.
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