Women's Measurements - Clitoris to Urethra - how many mm apart are you?

- Kira - - Kira -
I was having a discussion on another thread about the fact that my clitoris is spaced rather closely to my opening and that this makes it difficult to fit certain types of vibrators to my anatomy. This led to the topic of what defines "closely spaced" versus "average" or "far away."

I found one study that measures the length from the clitoris to the urethra in mm. I had originally measured to the top of the opening but I couldn't find a study that measured that. It took a while to find any studies at all!

I figured I'd throw a poll up to see what the average here at Eden was. There's a diagram on the link on how to take the measurement but basically it's from the center of the clit to the urethra.

Sorry to have you guys pull out the measuring tape but I figure guys get an average, we should have one too!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Less than 16mm
23  (26%)
16-18mm
3  (3%)
19-21mm
5  (6%)
22-25mm
4  (4%)
26-28mm
8  (9%)
29-31mm
19  (21%)
32-34mm
6  (7%)
35-37mm
7  (8%)
38-40mm
5  (6%)
41-43mm
1  (1%)
44-46mm
6  (7%)
47-50mm
2  (2%)
Greater than 50mm
Total votes: 89
Poll is closed
10/18/2011
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Antipova Antipova
And---dear everyone. While you may be tempted to take out your steel ruler because it can be sterilized---don't. The edge of a steel ruler on your clit is one of the worst sensations I've ever felt---it's the clitoral equivalent of chewing aluminum when you've got metal fillings. I measured an hour and a half ago and I still feel unsettled + pain.
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Mine is less than 7mm, because mine is 7mm from clit to vaginal opening. I'm not going to spar with the steel ruler again when he category is for 16mm and less!
10/18/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
It gave 16mm as the minimum they got but I think they were going more to the center than the top. I got less than 16mm from the top. Wasn't quite sure what range I should put on here as that was the range they gave.

It still hurts?! I'm glad I used the cloth tape measure. It can just be dirty. I only use it to measure sex toys anyway.
10/18/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
Wow. The range in the article was 16-45 but the first three women here report less than 16 mm. I measure out 30 mm, close to the average in the article of 28.5.
10/18/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I never thought to measure.. I think I will when I get the chance!
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
Wow. The range in the article was 16-45 but the first three women here report less than 16 mm. I measure out 30 mm, close to the average in the article of 28.5.
We probably skewed the poll to the short end because we just came from the "rabbit vibes for closely spaced girls" thread. I'm sure it will balance out soon.
10/18/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I posted a link in the discussion I started about being closely spaced so, yeah, we're probably throwing off the first few votes. I'm guessing once more people chime in we will be in the minority.
10/18/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I've measured from my clit to the top of my vaginal opening in the past, and it's about 1 3/4" which would be 44 mm.

I know my urethra is only a few mm above my vagina, but I won't vote until I get around to actually measuring to the urethra so it's accurate.
10/18/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
We probably skewed the poll to the short end because we just came from the "rabbit vibes for closely spaced girls" thread. I'm sure it will balance out soon.
Whew! I was developing a complex about being gigantic.
10/18/2011
indiglo indiglo
I'll measure and vote when I have a chance. After reading Antipova's warning, I think I'll use my soft tape measure! Yikes, thanks for the warning!
10/18/2011
Beck Beck
I went measure mine. Mine is 1.75" which comes to 44.45mm. I have always thought myself to be on the smaller end of things. Surprised the hell out of me.
10/19/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Mine's 31 MM, and I used to think that was really close, interesting...
10/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I went measure mine. Mine is 1.75" which comes to 44.45mm. I have always thought myself to be on the smaller end of things. Surprised the hell out of me.
I always knew I was "close"---but I'm shocked too! I'm less than half of the minimum category. I'm probably fully three standard deviations from average...

I guess you can be pretty ignorant of things when your own vagina's the only one you've ever seen. I should get out more
10/19/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I always knew I was "close"---but I'm shocked too! I'm less than half of the minimum category. I'm probably fully three standard deviations from average...

I guess you can be pretty ignorant of things when your own ... More
You are lucky, though. I know, for me, it's difficult to grind or get any clitoral stimulation from my partner during sex (unless it's by a hand or toy). I think it's largely because of this that I never orgasm from sex unless a toy is involved to give me clitoral stimulation.
10/19/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Elnoa
You are lucky, though. I know, for me, it's difficult to grind or get any clitoral stimulation from my partner during sex (unless it's by a hand or toy). I think it's largely because of this that I never orgasm from sex unless a toy is ... More
Part of the reason we got to talking about this was because of a study that was done about that. It said, if I recall, that if you were more than 2.5(?) cm apart from clitoris to top than you would have a harder time achieving orgasm through intercourse. I think Antipova has the link.

I'm 1cm from clit to top and about 15 or 17 give or take my faulty measuring abilities to urethra and I cum very easily during sex. I still add in vibes often because it's fun but I don't need them.
10/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Part of the reason we got to talking about this was because of a study that was done about that. It said, if I recall, that if you were more than 2.5(?) cm apart from clitoris to top than you would have a harder time achieving orgasm through ... More
I don't have a link to the actual study (someone with a University library link would have better luck searching it out), but Princess Marie Bonaparte's wiki biography is a good jumping point.

I have an easy time cumming during sex, as well.

I also wonder, now that I actually have "urethra" plugged into the measurement as well (I'd only checked clit-vagina length before), if the really close proximity is why I nip out whenever I have to go to the bathroom. Like people who sneeze when they see the sun, the nerve paths are so close that they cross.
10/19/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I don't have a link to the actual study (someone with a University library link would have better luck searching it out), but Princess Marie Bonaparte's wiki biography is a good jumping point.

I have an easy time cumming during sex, as ... More
Explain "nip out" when you go to the bathroom because now I'm interested to know if I do the same thing.

I sneeze at the sun and I never knew why. I learned another thing today.
10/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Explain "nip out" when you go to the bathroom because now I'm interested to know if I do the same thing.

I sneeze at the sun and I never knew why. I learned another thing today.
Oh, isn't that a common verb? My nipples get hard. For everyone else, it's caused by either arousal or being cold (goosebumps)---with me it either means cold, aroused, or I have to go to the bathroom. (Sorry if this is TMI!)

And yes, apparently the nerves in charge of sneezing are very close to the nerves that cause your iris to expand and contract when the light level changes. In a fair % of people, they're close enough to overlap a little.
10/19/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Oh, isn't that a common verb? My nipples get hard. For everyone else, it's caused by either arousal or being cold (goosebumps)---with me it either means cold, aroused, or I have to go to the bathroom. (Sorry if this is TMI!)

And yes, ... More
It might be but I had never heard it lol. I have ridiculously small nipples (apparently everything on me is small) so I can't really tell when they get hard unless I'm naked and looking at them. They may very well get hard when I have to pee but unless I run around nude for a day I have no way to test the theory.

Interesting. This actually runs in my family. My mom does it as does my son. My husband thinks it's hilarious.
10/19/2011
joja joja
32mm. I did it for science.
10/19/2011
Rhazya Rhazya
Curious to see what people post. I can't contribute myself, I lack a measuring device of any sort right now, and not exactly sure where everything is at.
10/19/2011
Nothere Nothere
I'd fail at measuring. I don't own any hand mirrors!
10/19/2011
JessCee JessCee
Mine measures 30mm... I used to think it was super close too. Very interesting to know it's about average!
10/20/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Just a guesstimate
10/20/2011
Taylor Taylor
I don't have anything to measure with right now but mine looks like it is somewhere between 2 and 3 cm
10/21/2011
7Miles 7Miles
oops. Measured wrong the first time. One of the votes for 26mm should actually be in the less then 16mm category.
10/22/2011
LQ LQ
Wow. Right at 30mm. (Hard to measure without help!) Another shocked person here. I always thought I was super-compact.

Now I'm going to go measure and see where all the rabbit ears & such actually hit me. Will report back later!

EDIT: Well I can only do so much science at once, so I'll have to return with the other 3 later, but here's measurements & comments/mini-reviews so far. I can't promise measurements are perfect, but will work for comparison if nothing else.

Marvel -- End of clitoral stimulator - 35mm, Angle between shaft & clit stimulator - 30 degrees. Comment: This one hits my clit pretty much right on without any fiddling around. However, the shaft is too slim for me. If you prefer a smaller shaft, highly recommended. (I'm tempted to wrap this thing in duct tape or something to fatten it up. LoL.)

Bendable Touch -- End of clitoral stimulator - 40 mm, Angle between shaft & clit stimulator - 20 degrees. This one sits a tiny bit high for the 30mm crew, but the clit stimulator bends back toward the body, sort of like a finger. Also the bendability of the shaft may be enough to make up for a slight size discrepancy. Normally it annoys me having to hold things in place, but this one is worth it & it's squishy, so it's not tiring to hold. First time it hit me in just the right spot, I literally shot it across the room.

Crystal Flex -- End of clitoral stimulator - 35-45 mm (End of vibe at about 35, end of little plastic tickly thing about 45.), Angle between shaft & clit stimulator - 30-35 degrees depending on bulge of bullet. A little stiffer to hold in place than the previous 2, but still not bad & a good choice if you're interested in the triple stimulation thing.
11/03/2011
indiglo indiglo
Mine measures right around 40mm. This makes sense to me, because I have learned over time that if I buy a rabbit, it has to have a long clit arm that curves back down towards the shaft of the toy. I really do think this will be useful information for future reviews! I'm working on a review of a rabbit vibe right now, and I plan on including a link to this discussion in my review to help people. Great idea for a thread stainedclear!
11/03/2011
LQ LQ
Agree with indiglo that this is a great thread, stainedclear. I know we've been discussing it in various places, but getting us to actually measure has proven quite interesting & surprising. Thanks
11/04/2011
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