The vulva, which encompasses the labia, clitoris, clitoral hood
and vaginal opening, is also commonly, maddeningly, and inaccurately mislabelled as the vagina, which--anatomically speaking--encompasses only the canal that leads from the cervix to the external opening between the labia minora.
In some cases, like mine, a "pinch of skin" from the clitoral hood
is cut away, leaving no lasting physical trauma.
Approximately 8,000 sensory nerve fibers are located in the "tender buttons" (for you Gertrude Stein fans) or "bulb" beneath the clitoral hood
, nearly twice the amount found on the head of a penis.
The clitoral hood
has the same protective and stimulating functions as the male foreskin.
The 37 girls underwent either bilateral or unilateral labioplasty with or without clitoral hood
revision under general anesthesia between July 2007 and June 2010.
after vaginal delivery or for increased pleasure for men), vaginal rejuvenation, hymen reconstruction, hymen repair (for restoration of virginity), (3,4) clitoral lift, clitoral hood
reduction, clitoral repositioning, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lifting, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Piercing the clitoral hood
is a more common alternative.
The distinction between the two is probably irrelevant because the clitoral hood
is tugged and stimulated by the act of penetration anyway.
In Seattle (US) in the middle of the 1990s, staff at the Harborview Medical Center suggested a symbolic procedure to be performed on Somali girls' clitoral hood
in order to enable the parents to consider their girls as "circumcised".
You really have to manipulate the folds, lift up the clitoral hood