External Sex Organs Explained

External Sex Organs Explained

Most women are vague about the appearance and function of their sexual and reproductive organs. For unlike those of a man, those of a woman are almost hidden, so that entirely hidden, so that in a standing position the only obvious sign is the pubic hair.



The female external sex organs consist of the Mons Veneris, the major and minor lips, the glans of the clitoris, and the vaginal opening. All of these parts together are also often referred to collectively as the vulva.



At the front, if one were looking between a woman’s open legs is the:


All developing babies start out with external sex organs that look female. If the baby is male, the internal sex organs mature and begin to produce the male hormone testosterone. If the hormones reach the tissues correctly, the external genitals change into the scrotum and penis. Sometimes, the genetic sex (as indicated by chromosomes) may not match the appearance of the external sex organs. At birth, the sex organs and glands are already different in girls and boys. There are also some differences in the way the brain is “wired” in the two sexes. But nothing much happens physically in our sexual development until puberty, which starts between the ages of 11 and 15, with girls generally starting puberty a year earlier than boys.

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