“The anatomy and innervation of the penis has been clearly documented in the medical literature, but similar details are lacking for the clitoris.” — Van Anh Ginger, Christopher Cold, Claire Yang
It’s coming to my attention that the lack of vulvar anatomy is not meaningful without contrast. The best example, last I checked, is Rohen’s Atlas of Anatomy, but I don’t have online access to that. There are pages and pages of penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis. “What about the clitoris?” you might ask. Who cares? It is small and not necessary for reproduction!
Campbell Walsh Urology
A fundamental comprehension of male genital anatomy is necessary for understanding normal reproduction as well as pathology and treatment options.
Well there we go — an explanation for why the anatomy of the penis is important. This is the justification behind studying all anatomy of functional organs. “What about the clitoris?” you might ask. Nah — women are emotional.
Here are all the pictures and photos in Campbell-Walsh, to hopefully serve in contrast to OB/GYN textbook content. Keep in mind that there is simply no reason the same level of detail can’t be provided for the clitoris. The size of the clitoris is not a reasonable limiting factor when the nerves are about 1 mm in diameter. Plus, it’s not like we don’t have microscopes. It’s not like there aren’t detailed photographs of this anatomy in texts that rarely get cited. It’s not like this anatomy wasn’t illustrated in better detail in 1844. Also, the clitoris is so similar to the penis that we could use the existing diagrams for the penis and just tweak them a bit.
If I got a Gofundme account or Patreon, could I maybe just raise funds to hire a medical illustrator to do this? Would any medical illustrators be interested? What about 3D anatomy model companies? Zygote told me they can make one for $1,200, but I just did not want to pay for it myself (though maybe I should) and was not sure they’d do a good job. Is anyone familiar with the Anatomage Table?