Earlier than deciding whether or not to function, Salgado studied the literature to seek out out if a bigger clitoris led to elevated sexual pleasure. He discovered a 2014 research within the Journal of Sexual Drugs that confirmed a correlation between girls with bigger clitorises and the power to orgasm. However the research was small, with solely 30 individuals, and it didn’t show that a big clitoris may trigger girls to orgasm.
Different newer research additionally confirmed little consensus. A 2020 research within the Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology discovered that clitoral measurement was not correlated with higher orgasm, whereas a 2020 research within the Journal of Surgical procedure and Drugs discovered that surgical procedures “to extend clitoral glans visibility can facilitate sexual satisfaction and/or improve orgasm depth [and that] clitoral glans visibility is extra essential than clitoral measurement for sexual stimulation.” Leah Millheiser, an OB-GYN and scientific professor at Stanford College who focuses on sexual well being, instructed BuzzFeed Information that “enlarging your clitoris has by no means been proven to extend sensitivity in girls who’ve a standard measurement clitoris.”
Salgado instructed Ana he’d by no means accomplished this surgical procedure earlier than and that she may probably lose sensitivity within the space. Ana was frightened concerning the chance, however she hoped the surgical procedure would carry her stronger orgasms. “I needed the surgical procedure as quickly as potential,” she mentioned. However Salgado was booked for 3 months, and he additionally required her to have a psychological analysis earlier than the surgical procedure, the place they requested her about her gender identification (she is cisgender) and whether or not her husband was coercing her to get the surgical procedure (she mentioned he wasn’t).
She handed the analysis and underwent surgical procedure in August 2018. It took about three hours and went easily. Her insurance coverage didn’t cowl the surgical procedure, which Salgado says often prices between $6,000 and $15,000.
After Ana healed, her clitoral glans (the seen a part of the clitoris) grew a half inch to a size of two inches, almost double the dimensions of a mean girl’s clit. And it turned even bigger when aroused. She observed a distinction in sexual response instantly; her orgasms have been extra intense. “The feeling is completely different,” she mentioned. “It isn’t like multiorgasms. It retains going, retains going, retains going. It’s nonstop.” She mentioned throughout oral intercourse, “my husband has to maintain his mouth [on my clit] till my soul comes again to my physique.” However her interior labia have been protecting a lot of her clit, and he or she needed extra of it uncovered. “I instructed [Salgado] I need to do one thing with my small labia. So he wrapped the labia [minora] across the clitoris, in order that it appears to be like like a small penis with out circumcision.”
“I don’t know why all girls haven’t accomplished this,” Salgado recalled her telling him.
In the future, whereas her husband was performing oral intercourse, she mentioned she had an orgasm that lasted eight minutes (her husband timed it). “It actually modified my life,” she mentioned. Her orgasms went on to change into much more intense. In 2020, she had one which was “so robust that it utterly locked my muscle on my again,” she mentioned. Her doctor mentioned it was the primary time he’d seen an orgasm trigger again points.
She is now taking testosterone prescribed by a health care provider to extend her clitoris measurement, and he or she makes use of a nipple pumping cylinder, which creates a vacuum across the clitoris and enhances blood circulate. Ana mentioned it will increase the size of her clitoris to 4 inches. When she goes to the seaside, typically folks stare at her crotch, however she’s OK with it. “You need to be pleased with your self. [If] you need to discover your physique, if you wish to really feel completely different, do it,” she mentioned.
When she instructed buddies concerning the surgical procedure, they have been skeptical, however she assured them that the development in her intercourse life was price it.
After Salgado revealed an instructional article on Ana’s surgical procedure in 2020, different cis girls began reaching out to him. They have been trying to enhance “not simply the perform, but in addition the aesthetic look,” he mentioned. He has since carried out this surgical procedure on 4 further girls.