But even though our inner middle schooler chortles every time we say clitourethrovaginal complex, the study of sex shouldn’t be X-rated. (STOP LAUGHING.) This is important stuff! That we’re still learning about! From the abstract of the study that coined the term (and dismissed the idea of that lucky penny, the G-spot): “The vagina is not a passive organ but a highly dynamic structure with an active role in sexual arousal and intercourse. The anatomical relationships and dynamic interactions between the clitoris, urethra, and anterior vaginal wall have led to the concept of a clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex, defining a variable, multifaceted morphofunctional area that, when properly stimulated during penetration, could induce orgasmic responses.” Duh.
To make sure you’ve got the heads up when you’re getting down, we’ve assembled some of our favorite sex facts into a little video. Accompanied by science experiments, of course.