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What is the perineum?

Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed
Psychology
The area between where the bottom of the vaginal opening and the anus is called the perineum. It is sensitive to both light touch (like stroking) and deep pressure (like massage). The perineum is sensitive to deep pressure because of its proximity to sensitive internal organs. Its sensitivity is about the same as the tissue immediately adjacent to the clitoris.
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