Feel Like My Clitoris is Getting Smaller

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:06
Submitted by Betty Dodson


I am 42 and have noticed that for a little over a year now, it feels as though my clitoris is shrinking. I have a long history of yeast infections and one or two cases of Bacterial Vaginosis, so I tried using Vagisil for a few months. This is around the time that I noticed the weird sensation of my clitoris getting smaller. I am able to masterbate using a vibrator and lube, but I do notice a bit of a 'zinging' sensation afterwards.

Aside from that, my biggest complaint is that I have a hard time keeping the clitoral hood clean. When I try to pull it back to gently wash, the labia feels very uncomfortable and the clitoris is so tender that it's almost painful to try.

Did I do any damage using Vagasil? Is this an unfortunate symptom of aging? I'm not perimenopausal yet. How do I bring this all up with my doctor? I'm pretty embarassed about talking about it.

Thank you,


Dear C,

STOP trying to clean under your clitoral hood! The vulva is a self-cleansing organ. A simple overall washing in the shower with your hand is sufficient. Unfortunately your doctor most likely would not have any answers.

They do not get any sex education other than the process of impregnation and birth. Go to our website for sex information and education. At 42 you have a lot of pleasure ahead of you if just quit obsessing over cleanliness.

Dr Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time