In the beginning of life we see God’s amazing craftsmanship.
Those first few weeks after we were conceived, we nestled inside our mamas as neither male nor female. God was knitting us together in the womb. Before we had gender, both male and female shared building blocks.
It’s sort of like when I make a play-doh house or a play-doh car. I start out with a blob of play-doh. Then, I make it into a rectangle of sorts. Then I start adding more detail.
God’s design is amazingly efficient. He is the God of order. Here’s why.
A few weeks after conception, human fetal genitalia makes its appearance. It is basically a pair of ‘urogenital folds’ and a small protuberance in the middle. The urethra sits behind the protuberance.
A few more weeks go by and more structures appear. There is a ‘gonadal ridge,’ a ‘urogenital sinus,’ a ‘genital swelling’ and a ‘genital tubercle.’ Shown below, these structures appear the 7th week of fetal development and start to become either male or female (i.e. differentiate) in the 9th week.
Human sexual genitalia differentiation in utero.
If the Y chromosome is present, the ‘gonadal ridge’ will be differentiated into testes. If no Y is present, the ‘gonadal ridge’ will differentiate into ovaries. From this point in development, female structures and male structures are carved out of undifferentiated organ tissue. This ‘undifferentiated’ organ tissue has the potential of being either male or female depending on the genes that direct the building.
For example: The gender neutral urogenital sinus (see diagram above) differentiates, becomes either male or female, during the fourth through seventh week of fetal development.
From the urogenital sinus, the prostate, bladder, urethra, and Bulbourethral gland is made in males. In females, the Skene’s gland, bladder, urethra, and Bartholin’s glands are created from the urogenital sinus.
From the precursor tissue called ‘genital swelling,’ either a scrotum or a labia is formed.
From the precursor tissue called ‘genital tubercle:’
Bulb of Penis Vestibular bulbs
Glans of Penis Clitoral glans
Crus of Penis Clitoral Crura
If you look in the Male and Female list above, you will see that the penis and the clitoris are differentiated from the exact same tissue into either Male or Female. The penis and the clitoris are also known to be sexual differentiation homologues.
What’s this got to do with orgasm?
All this is to tell you, ladies, our plumbing came from the same material that could have differentiated into male.
Men orgasm pretty readily, don’t you think? Well, women have a greater potential to orgasm than they think is possible. Our orgasmic centers are made from the same tissue.
More on the importance of anatomy and orgasms tomorrow……
A Window Into O’s, the series:
A Window into Orgasm: Introduction
Prayer: A Window Into O’s
The Plumbing of O’s: The Origin of Orgasm Tissue
The Plumbing of O’s: Labia Love
The Plumbing of O’s: The Vaginal Vestibule
A Key to Understanding Orgasm: The Exquisite Clitoris and Company
The “O” Zones: The Delightful Urethral Sponge
A Key to Understanding Orgasm: Deep Spots
O Explore: understanding your bodies arousal
The Effort of Ecstasy
O Potential: How the Husband Can Help
Nurturing Your Gardenia: Helpful Hints on Reaching O’s