The clitoral hood plays an important role in your sexual health. The clitoris has over 15,000 nerve endings. Imagine if that tiny part of your body was always exposed, rubbing on clothing. The clitoral hood protects the clitoris and excretes natural oil that keeps the area lubricated to avoid friction. Everyone’s clitoral hood is a different size and shape, and some women are just fine with large clitoral hoods. Yet there are a few instances in which you might want a reduction in its size.
Decreased Sexual Sensitivity
The clitoris is an important part of your sexual pleasure. Some women find that they get more pleasure when the clitoris is stimulated through the hood, in which case a large clitoral hood is not necessarily a bad thing. However, other women really need direct clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm. A large clitoral hood can make it difficult to stimulate the clitoris, leaving you wanting more even after the best love-making sessions.
Sometimes there are aesthetic reasons to get a clitoral hood reduction. When there is droopy excess skin, you may not like the way it looks. It can also get in the way when it comes to sexual relations, particularly if your partner has not seen a large clitoral hood in the past. You might want to get a clitoral hood reduction so that you can feel confident in the way it looks.
If you are getting labiaplasty, you might also want to get a clitoral hood reduction. With a labiaplasty, your labia will be reshaped and made smaller. With smaller labia, a large clitoral hood can stand out much more noticeably. For this reason, these two procedures are often done together.
If you have one of these reasons to get a clitoral hood reduction, we can help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.