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Hermunculus Situates Female Genital Sensation in the Cortex
Researchers also find that the thickness of the brain region representing clitoral stimulation is associated with intercourse frequency.
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Hermunculus Situates Female Genital Sensation in the Cortex
Hermunculus Situates Female Genital Sensation in the Cortex

Researchers also find that the thickness of the brain region representing clitoral stimulation is associated with intercourse frequency.

Researchers also find that the thickness of the brain region representing clitoral stimulation is associated with intercourse frequency.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, AF-STUDIO

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