For some reason, educators and health professionals talk at great length about the vagina — but everyone seems to start blushing and whispering when the clitoris is brought up. Yes, that’s right, we said it: The clitoris, the wonderful part of the female body that brings her to orgasm. It’s shrouded in mystery (and for some, hard to find) but it holds plenty of interesting secrets that you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with.
Below, we’ve put together some amazing facts about the clitoris that you’ve probably never heard before, including how long a clitoral orgasm can actually last (longer than you’d think) and why only part of it is visible outside of the body. We won’t spoil all of the answers for you, but we will tell you this: There’s a reason the word “clitoris” comes from the Greek word for “key.” Read the facts below, and there will be plenty more doors to open in your future.