Crus of clitoris

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Clitoral crura
Clitoris inner anatomy.png
The internal anatomy of the human vulva, with the clitoral hood and labia minora indicated as lines.
Latin crus clitoridis
deep artery of clitoris
superficial inguinal lymph nodes
TA A09.2.02.002
FMA 20175
Anatomical terminology
Shows the sub-areas of the clitoris. Areas include clitoral glans, body, crura. Also shows vestibular bulbs and corpora cavernosa

The clitoral crura (singular: clitoral crus) are two erectile tissue structures, which together form a V-shape. Crus is a Latin word that means "leg". Each "leg" of the V converges on the clitoral body. At each divergent point is a corpus cavernosum of clitoris. The crura are attached to the pubic arch, and are adjacent to the vestibular bulbs. The crura flank the urethra, urethral sponge, and vagina and extend back toward the pubis. Each clitoral crus connects to the rami of the pubis and the ischium.[1]

During sexual arousal, the crura become engorged with blood, as does all of the erectile tissue of the clitoris.[2][3][4]

The clitoral crura are each covered by an ischiocavernosus muscle.[5]

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  1. ^ Ginger, VA; Cold, CJ; Yang, CC (March 2011). "Surgical anatomy of the dorsal nerve of the clitoris.". Neurourology and urodynamics 30 (3): 412–6. PMID 21298720. 
  2. ^ Hite, Shere (2006). The Shere Hite reader sex, globalization, and private life. New York: Seven Stories Press. ISBN 1609800362. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  3. ^ editors; Wessells, Norman K.; illustrator, Elizabeth M. Center ;; authors, Nina Shapley ;; Kistler, Henry B.; Gans, Jr. ... [et al.] ; with a section on the mudpuppy by Carl; Nussbaum, Ronald A. (1981). Vertebrates, a laboratory text (2nd ed.). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett. p. 201. ISBN 0867208538. 
  4. ^ "WHY EXERCISES & CREAMS CAN’T DO IT ALL?". vagifirm. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section: Section 6: Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh". 

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