I may have damaged my clitoris

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Updated On: October 6, 2023
I may have damaged my clitoris


Dear Doctor,

I am a 30-year-old healthy woman. My concern is that as a child I learnt to satisfy myself by pressing/rubbing my clitoris against the corner of tables/desks, etc., a habit which continued right up till adulthood. Now my concern is since my clitoris has been pushed inside to quite a great extent, is there a way to reverse the damage? If yes, how expensive would be the procedure? What is the best way to masturbate?

Awaiting your kind guidance.

Thanks in advance.

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Dr Sharmila Majumdar says:


Masturbation is a normal and healthy activity but the method that you have used is not safe or healthy. I would request you not to continue with this behaviour pattern and to choose another way to achieve climax.

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The clitoris is a very delicate organ and can get severely damaged. The nerve endings may get cut off as well. If the nerves are cut, the pleasure sensations go away forever and it then is impossible to achieve a physiological orgasm. Also, there is no procedure to reverse damage to the clitoris. I would suggest you meet a sexologist for a checkup.

Different strokes for different folks! There is no one way to self stimulate. However, safety is first so always be safe and hygiene conscious while self-stimulation. Vibrators are usually safe. Always buy a good quality one from a branded company.

Ladies play it safe. Fantasise, it’s absolutely harmless
Ladies play it safe. Fantasise, it’s absolutely harmless

My only advice as a doctor too young ladies is to play it safe. Fantasise, it’s absolutely harmless. Be hygienic while handling your privates, Keep your nails trimmed and clean. Sterilise your vibrators before and after use.

Do not use any unsafe and unhygienic ways to self stimulate. Keep it clean and simple.

Take care and all the very best for you.

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Readers Comments On “I may have damaged my clitoris”

  1. I have a problem too with my clit, I masturbate with many things sometimes my hand, water and many things, am virgin, and my clit is not normal like I hurt my self that like ones before I bleed my clit, and when I see my clit it’s like not the same it’s like damaged literally, pls what to do and if I went to the doctor can he know that its cause of masturbating??

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