What is Clitoral Unhooding?
Clitoral Unhooding, also referred to as Hoodectomy, is a minor feminine genital surgical procedure to remove excess Prepuce tissue—the surrounding “hood” that sheaths the clitoral node on three sides. Normally, the Prepuce is anatomically designed to offer the clitoris a degree of protection against undue abrasion—or over stimulation—and naturally retracts during sexual intercourse, thereby leaving the highly innervated surface of the clitoral node—what is commonly referred to as the exterior G-spot—or Glans, to be more exposed . . . resulting in female sexual orgasms. Sometimes however, women with small clitoral nodes or those that have excess Prepuce tissue—both common conditions—find that they can’t achieve orgasm, or have a harder time reaching climax, because the clitoris is literally covered, or restricted by too much skin tissue, thus greatly lessening tactile sensation, and/or even eliminating it entirely.
What is Clitoral Phimosis?
In another closely related condition—and as was reported by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine—roughly 25% of all women treated for sexual dysfunction suffered from what was medically termed Clitoral Phimosis, a condition whereby the Prepuce tissue is so closely aligned with the clitoral node, there is not enough tissue flexibility to allow the clitoris to naturally move beyond the surrounding skin and protrude, permitting needed stimulation to achieve climax. This condition, also addressed through Hoodectomy, involves the surgical retraction and/or excising of tissue surrounding the Clitoris.
What is Clitoridectomy?
It is important to note that Clitoral Unhooding (Hoodectomy) is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Clitoridectomy—another surgical procedure to completely remove the clitoral node—a repulsive societal/cultural procedure and insalubrious form of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Clitoral Unhooding is NOT to be confused with this commonly mistaken procedure and is not a form of FGM.
Choose an Experienced Surgeon
Because of the innervation of the clitoris, (neuron cell density), there are gynecologists that aren’t comfortable performing the Clitoral Unhooding procedure. Many times this is due to a lack of surgical experience. Some also object to it on societal grounds—in a parallel implication that a woman’s sexual enjoyment, in or out of a relationship, is somehow considered taboo. But, there are a growing number of well-respected cosmetic gynecological surgeons and plastic surgeons with urology training that understand the need, and will perform this delicate operation with the proper training and experience needed to do an outstanding job. Many of these excellent surgeons are listed on this web site. Most important, when it comes to selecting a surgeon to do your Hoodectomy, experience is the key.
The reason? The clitoral node has many more nerve endings than the surrounding tissue areas—thus if not done correctly, Clitoral Unhooding can result in heightened sensation of the node by normal movements, in some cases creating considerable discomfort. However, for surgeons who perform the procedure regularly, Clitoral Unhooding can result in an increased stimulus of the clitoral node and the majority of patients who have reported on their Clitoral Unhooding procedure, most have commented favorably, saying they’ve had increased sexual climaxes (orgasms). Surgeons who do Hoodectomy usually have a method of determining the extent of sensitivity of the clitoris before proceeding by testing the area with cold and warm swabs. Patients SHOULD ONLY have this procedure performed by a surgeon who has extensive experience in this area and has performed many Clitoral Unhoodings.