I think that my hood covers my clitoris too much. You have to really stretch my hood far back to expose my clitoris. I have never enjoyed sex and I am wondering if this problem could be what is affecting my sex life. Would a clitoral hood reduction or labiaplasty help me?
Labiaplasty for Hood Covering Clitoris Too Much?
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Clitoral hood reduction and orgasm.
The answer to your question is not possible to obtain here as there are a multitude of possible issues that can affect the enjoyment of sex. It is, however, possible to tell you that many patients who have had a clitoral hood reduction report having more sensation and enjoyment of their sexual experiences. This procedure should also be distinguished from a Labiaplasty although they are very often performed together.
The Clitoral Hood and Sex
Clitoral hood reduction with or without labiaplasty may help
So much is involved with enjoying sex. Mechanical stimulation of the clitoris is definitely part of it. A clitoral hood reduction may help in a few ways:
- It will expose more of your clitoris.
- Mentally you may feel more attractive and sexual.
Whether you need a Labiaplasty in addition to a clitoral hood reduction would be determined during your consultation with a plastic surgeon.
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Clitoral hood reduction and sex or ability to achieve climax or orgasm
There are several factors that affect sexuality and the ability to achieve orgasm. Some of these involve the mechanical act of sex while others relate to hormonal status, anatomy, experience, anxiety, age, vascular supply, emotions, etc.
Although it is possible that your clitoral hood is interfering with mechanical stimulation of the clitoris and your susequent ability to achieve an orgasm, this may not be the only cause. In the event that it is the cause, a clitoral hood reduction could prove beneficial. This is different from a "hoodectomy" which I generally don't perform or recommend.
Labiaplasty may affect your sex life
A hood reduction can make your clitoris more easily available. Whether or not this will affect your sex life cannot, of course, be known for certain.
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Many women have a clitoris that is completely covered by the hood, but they still enjoy sex and have no problems with orgasm. so a clitoral hood reduction does not equal better sex. An in office exam is a good place to start and a consultation with a sex therapist would also help. Don't have surgery until all your questions are answered. Best wishes.
Clitoral hood covering clitoris
Hello, if the hood is covering the clitoris too much it can affect sensation. A clitoral hood reduction surgery can help with this. A labiaplasty is different that involves the labia minora or majora. This will not really help the situation in terms of the clitoris. With the wedge technique you do get some pull downwards with the upper labia. But, this may not be enough and you may need the clitoral hood reduction. The edge trim technique may result in prominent clitoral hoods and simultaneous clitoral hood reduction may be needed. thanks.
There are many other things the should be considered first if you don't enjoy sex. The solution would not be a hood reduction or labiaplasty . I would start by looking at other factors that such as psychological or medical reasons. The next step is something non-surgical like RF treatment or the O-shot with PRP .
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