The clitoris has been one of the most misunderstood and maligned female features in medical history. Cristen and Caroline uncover the incredible geography of clitoral complex and why it took so long for doctors to figure it out.

Episode sources:

"Anatomic Study of the Clitoris and the Bulb-Clitoral Organ" by Vincent Di Marino. Springer. January 2014.

"Can't Orgasm? Here's Help for Women" by Louanne Cole Weston. WebMD. April/May 2008.

"Clitoral History: A Tale of Love, Loss and Discovery." Nursing Clio. March 25, 2014.

"Public Women, Public Words, Volume III: A Documentary History of American Feminism: 1960 to the Present" by Dawn Keetley and John Pettegrew. Rowman & Littlefield. 2005.

"The 'Cult of the Clitoris': Policing Women's Sexuality in England During WWI" by Zuleyka Zevallos. Other Sociologist. Sept. 15, 2012.

"The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality" by Shere Hite. Seven Stories Press. 2004.

"The Internal Clitoris." The Museum of Sex. Nov. 30, 2011.

"Until 2009, the human clitoris was an absolute mystery" by Robbie Gonzalez. i09. Jan. 16, 2012.

Academic sources:

"Anatomy of the clitoris" by HE O'Connell, KV Sanjeevan and JM Hutson. Journal of Urology. October 2005.

"Colombo and the clitoris" by Mark D. Stringer and Ines Baker. European Journal of Obstretics & Gynecology. Jan. 20, 2010.

"Cultural Cliteracy: Exposing the Contexts of Women's Not Coming" by Susan Ekberg Stiritz. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice. September 2013.

"Genital Appearance Dissatisfaction: Implications For Women's Genital Image Self-Consciousness, Sexual Esteem, Sexual Satisfaction, and Sexual Risk" by Vanessa R. Schick et al. Psychology of Women's Quarterly. 2010.

Topics in this Podcast: Valentine's Day, Anatomy, sexuality, orgasm, sexual health, vagina, clitoris