The clitoris is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body, and when stimulated correctly can lead to some OMG moments. But what happens when someone loses the sensitivity in their clitoris?
For some people, clitoral insensitivity can be a gradual process, many times coming on with age and menopause. But for others, it can happen a lot more suddenly and far before menopause. Some describe it as almost a numbness; others may say it feels almost painful, probable cause being rubbing vigorously to try to feel anything.
So how does this happen? For some, it can be caused from using a vibrator too much. Not necessarily any vibrator, but one that is extra strong, or using the vibrator on high speed for long periods of time. If this is the cause of the insensitivity, the best thing to do would be to lay off of the clitoral stimulation for a week or two. Remember, the clitoris has over 8,000 nerve endings, so give it a break every once in a while!
Different medications can cause problems as well. Many anti-depressants can cause a decrease in libido, and birth control is filled with hormones and chemicals that may throw one’s body in disarray. Many medications can damage the endocrine system and prevent the body from replenishing with testosterone, which is what causes the clitoris to become erect.
So how can you combat this naturally? Different Kama Sutra techniques are meant to relax the body and stimulate the nerve endings. Also, different herbs can help as well. Ginkgo biloba helps improve blood circulation to the genitals, damiana enhances sexual function and is a stimulant and mood enhancer, and horny goat weed has been around for years to help increase libido.
Of course, there are different products that can also help increase sensitivity. Clitoral pumps are the best option, where you place it over the clitoris and pump the air out, drawing the blood into the clitoris, increasing sensitivity. Stimulation creams, gels, or oils can cause a warming, cooling, or tingling feeling to the clitoris. And there are stimulant pills (herbal blends) as well that are made to help one become more sensitive.
Clitoral insensitivity not only can affect your sex life, but also affect you psychologically as well. Being numb in the most sensitive part of your body is a huge bummer. See a doctor if any of these recommendations do not help. But if clitoral insensitivity is a problem for you just remember- there is nothing wrong with you!