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SO this is very weird to me, but yesterday me and my boyfriend were having foreplay and he wasn't doing anything but fingering, and suddenly I just felt very uncomfortable so we stopped. I went home and came to find my clitoris has probably tripled if not quadroupled in size, aswell the entire area like the libia, lips and hood were all extremely swollen.
BUT it does not hurt at all, just very uncomfortable.
Anyway I got up this morning and the swelling went down everywhere except for the clit.
Any experiences or advice? It's really freaked me out. This has never happened to me ever before and I've been active for over 5 years.
Please notify me as soon as possible
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replied April 21st, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Maybe it was a little irratated. What did you use for a lubricant? Were you dry while he was fingering you?
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replied March 1st, 2009
swollen clitoris
This happened to me just last night!!! My boyfriend was fingering me and he did something that felt good but uncomfortable at the same time and i had him stop and went to the bathroom to find my clitoris HUGE!! I couldn't figure out what was going on so i just went to bed and by morning it had gone down but my clit was still slightly swollen. I don't think it is bad cuz i've been active for about 2 years now.
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replied July 14th, 2009
yeah its pretty wierd it happends to me alot idk why but it makes sex difficult for me because when im touched to long my clit sweels up & feels funny idkk its wierd tho & also it hurts sometimes when im having sex cause my cervix is being pounded lOl idk my vagina is wierd i hate it sometimes
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replied December 26th, 2009
swollen clitoris
This happened to me last night! i dont know what to do because the clit is still swollen...how long does it take to go down?
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replied January 4th, 2010
cold compressions will take swelling down I had this happen yesterday but it doesnt hurt its just swollen but it felt great best sex ever have been in the last 4 years
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replied November 19th, 2011
This happened to me tonight and I freaked out and I'm icing it now but I can barely walk because it gets in the way, and I work tomorrow, what am I suppose to do?!?
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replied January 4th, 2010
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The clitoris is a very delicate and sensitive little thing (at least the head that sticks out).

Use plenty of lube if it gets stimulated by finger. If it feels good, keep it under the hood and rub it through the hood. Wild sucking during cunnilingus (oral sex) will make it swell up. In general, keep it clean and wash under the hood with normal clean water or unscented soap.

Don't grind it on anything while humping and don't use a powerful electric massager directly on it and think it will not let you know later that it has been abused. It might feel good at the time but it will let you know later when it thinks its been mishandled.

A little bit of lube under the hood if it is dry and cold compression will work, just be aware of frost bite!!

Else, just leave it alone for a while until it is happy again.

Take care.
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replied January 4th, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
The clitoris and to a lesser extent the labia contain erectile tissue. They will swell when you are aroused. In some women the clitoris becomes quite large. If it hadn't happened before it's very possible that you hadn't completed sexual maturity yet or that your boyfriend hasn't stimulated you correctly before to reach that point of arousal. If the irritation becomes a problem be more careful with hygiene during sex and use a lubricant. I think you'll find that like most changes your body endures this becomes less troublesome as you get used to it.
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replied November 24th, 2010
Ouch!!!
This happen to me for the first time the other nite.. my b-day nite LoL.. So you can only imagine what kinda sex i was having.. Ive been sexualy active for over 7yrs and NEVER happened before now.. I tried putting ice on it while i soaked in the tub.. it helped the tingle sensation alittle but it is still very swollen.. Does anyone kno how long this last..? Im ready for round 2 and it just hurts to bad..
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replied December 19th, 2010
Having an orgasm will ease it.
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replied April 29th, 2012
Well.. This happened to me the other night.. And it went down a little bit and it wasn't bothering me much, so my boyfriend and I decided to have sex again. But it just got back to the size it was the other night.. Also, I orgasmed both times..?
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replied April 17th, 2011
signs of arousal
it is not a problem,it is the sign of sexual arosal in females,as you saw in males there penis gots erect as they arouse by something,similarly in femals there clitoris gets swells and there breast gots heavy and nipples gets erect and vagina gets lubricated.
so takes it natuarlly
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replied May 5th, 2011
swollen clit
I get this when it's been a while since i've had sex. Uncomfortable and sensitive but doesn't hurt. I have some pretty "normal" sex, and if I haven't done it in a while, my clit is hangin out like 4 times the size usual. I'm only 27, no kids, and this has just started happening. I don't think it's anything to be alarmed about, but it is quite shocking to see in the mirror when I go for the after sex pee!!!
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replied May 5th, 2011
swollen labia
i had sex with someone last night and this has happened to me. i am quite worried because it is only one side of the inner labia that is still completely swollen and feels quite hard and numb. the rest of the swelling has gone down slightly but im worried about the left side of my inner labia.

I am now a bit too scared to have sex with this guy again incase it happens again, because during foreplay and sex it was pretty sore. and now this.

Anyone know if it is something to worry about?
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replied November 5th, 2011
Do you find out what happened? The exact same thing just happened to me.. only the left side is swollen. It doesn't hurt it's just numb and huge. How long did it last?
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replied June 14th, 2011
Swollen Clitoris After Sexual Activity?
This had happened to me twice now. This only occurs after I have 2 or more orgasms via the clitoris(the only way I can orgasm). Usually it goes down in a day or two but I do not enjoy seeing it in the mirror. I am also afraid that if me and my boyfriend continue our sexual activities it will become permanent. HELP!
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replied December 31st, 2011
She was worried I BIT her...
Tks all.My FRIEND Wink can relax after reading all comments .as same thing happened to her last night. She lives with her mom so after I dropped her she was freaking out coz of this swelling and pain. I gave pretty much same advices and it did work to some extent but not much coz it was her first time with this problem.

She thought I BIT it during foreplay and the I took some skin off from left side as mentioned in above comments . So yea she is having a lot of trouble peeing .we couldn't finish intercourse coz of a funny personal reason.

My question is that 'can orgasm help' ???
Happy new year Smile
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replied December 31st, 2011
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you may all just be really aroused orgasm and see if it reduces the swelling if it continues seek attention
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replied May 6th, 2012
Put ice but not for a long period of time or yu can also have tissue on ur clit to block the cloth from rubbin against ur clit cuz that would make it hurt/burn
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replied July 22nd, 2012
Swelling Relief
There is a cream/gel you can buy in the sex/condom section at any drug store or walmart and apply it to the swollen area and will bring the swelling down within a couple minutes and help minimize any discomfort. I don't have the brand name unfortunately. But it will say anti-inflammatory on the box/tube. Preparation H works as well if that is more convenient. I would still suggest an ice pack on it for a couple minutes as well as the cream/gel.
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replied October 1st, 2012
Swollen Clitoris' - a Blessing
Hello people, swollen clitoris' are normal. Women are sexual beings too. Mine swells just thinking about my partner (not necessarily sexually) and within 2-3 minutes. Consider it a blessing if it grows more than 3 inches. The more i'm into my partner the longer it grows...like Pinocchio's nose.
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replied June 2nd, 2013
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I think you are thinking of something else. The visible part of the clitoris is not 3 inches long, not even when aroused, unless you are an intersex person (which is fine, but not 'normal') that have both male and female parts. Since you chose a male profile avatar, you are probably thinking of your penis, rather than a woman's clitoris?

A woman will also not confuse being sexually aroused with a swollen clitoris, that comes from bruising or irritation.
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