Clitoromegaly or macroclitoris  is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris that is mostly congenital or acquired, though deliberately induced clitoris enlargement as a form of female genital body modification is achieved through various uses of anabolic steroids, including testosterone , and may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. The different grade of genital ambiguity is commonly measured by the Prader classification ,  which ranges, in ascending order of masculinisation, from 1 : female external genitalia with clitoromegaly through 5 : pseudo-phallus looking like normal male external genitalia. Clitoromegaly is a rare condition and can be either present by birth or acquired later in life. If present at birth, congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be one of the causes, since in this condition the adrenal gland of the female fetus produces additional androgens and the newborn baby has ambiguous genitalia which are not clearly male or female. In pregnant women who received norethisterone during pregnancy, masculinization of the fetus occurs, resulting in hypertrophy of the clitoris;  however, this is rarely seen nowadays due to use of safer progestogens. It can also be caused by the autosomal recessive congenital disorder known as Fraser syndrome.
What causes an enlarged clitoris?
5 Ways Your Clitoris Affects Your Orgasm, Because Size and Shape Can Matter
We have half-assed middle school sex ed classes to thank for that, I'm sure. The clitoris in that picture is the product of a 3D printer and French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, who hopes the model will teach adolescents in France about the female reproductive system. After all, as Fillod told The Guardian , a woman's clitoris becomes erect when she is aroused, much like a penis—you just can't see it because most of the clitoris is internal. Also, did you know that the female erectile tissue, though internal, can be longer than a penis? You probably did not, if your sex education at all resembled most American sex education. Fillod hopes the 3D clit model gives young women an accurate image of sex from their perspective, as well as destigmatizes talking about female pleasure. It's also an open source blueprint, and therefore free for anyone to use.
Beware a Bigger Clitoris
Since the dawn of time, men have been comparing penis sizes for sport and, cough, reminding themselves that size doesn't always matter. Women aren't immune to comparisons — one in seven, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , has actually considered getting the lips of her vagina surgically trimmed. Does the size of that matter? I recently discovered I have a small clitoris, after interviewing a famous gynecologist about the mysterious clitoris and begging her to take a quick peek at mine.