What is an inverted clitoris?

Question: I had a doctor tell me I had an inverted clitoris. What does that mean?

Answer: I believe they meant your clitoral hood hides your clitoral glans. Your clitoris may not project out beyond the surrounding tissue.

Examine your vulva in a mirror and see if you can see your clitoral glans. There is a Q&A and article that will assist you with locating and identifying the parts of your clitoris.

Having a clitoris of this type probably is not a reason for concern, and while it may impair sexual function, it doesn't automatically do so.

Read the article about clitoral adhesions for additional information.

Last update July 5, 2015
Published July 22, 2001