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14 Oct 2009

Clitoris is swollen for days
I am seventeen, and I seem to be having a problem, though it occurs somewhat sporadically. My boyfriend fingers me, but I never have an orgasm, and afterwards, the swelling of my clitoris is supposed to go down, right? I have had a swollen clitoris for up to three days, with the swelling very slowly diminishing over the course of time. I don' t think this is supposed to happen, and it proves to be very uncomfortable —  any time I bump into anything, it' s like a shock wave. Please help.

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01 Jan 0001


There are a number of possibilities, the most likely of which is hyperstimulation - or too much stimulation of the clitoris causing irritation. This would be made worse if you are not sufficiently aroused/lubricated (a dry finger on rubbed repeatedly over the clitoris would really irritate it). This might account for the lack of orgasm (pleasure turns to irritation) and sensitivity when wearing tight fitting clothes/jeans etc. However, there is another possibility and this would be a condition known as priapism of the clitoris (men can get priapism which is where their penis remains hard for more than 3 hours and this can cause damage to the tissue - it is considered a medical emergency; very rare in women but possible). You should have this checked out; if this happens again, go to your doctor or the emergency room as you don't want permanent damage to the clitoris.

If it is the first one - too much stimulation, both you and your boyfriend need to learn how to stimul
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