Frequently Asked Questions About Clitoral Unhooding
the terms "Hoodectomy" and "Clitoral Unhooding" actually
mean? What is the difference between both, if any?
First, it’s important to realize that both Hoodectomy (also
referred to as Clitoral Circumcision) and Clitoral Unhooding mean exactly
the same thing. They refer to the application of a surgical technique—a
procedure—for medically removing tissue (excision) from the surrounding
area of the clitoris, an area often referred to as the “hood”,
also medically referred to as the Prepuce. There are some subtle differences
in terminology, however, depending on the usage of the term, or phrase.
Hoodectomy is what the procedure is called and commonly referred to by
medical practitioners—while the phrase “Clitoral Unhooding”
is a desired objective, meaning that this is the intended result. The
phrase, Clitoral Unhooding is most often used by patients to describe
something they wish to have surgically done . . . the end result.
How is the procedure performed?
Typically, if your surgeon is experienced in Clitoral Unhooding, they
will first perform a series of tests to determine if there is an actual
need for the procedure. How this is done varies, depending on the surgeon,
but it usually involves a method to test for heat and cold sensitivity
on the clitoris and surrounding Prepuce tissue. Once the perimeter of
sensitivity is established, a topical anesthesia ointment is used to numb
the immediate area, permitting further infiltration of the area with a
more concentrated anesthetic, usually combined with a vascular constrictor
such as epinephrine to reduce fluid loss. Once the area is numb, the clitoral
node is retracted from the Prepuce (clitoral hood) allowing sufficient
space for the surgical incision. Generally, a very small curved incision
is made roughly 270 degrees in an arc, around the clitoral hood. In most
instances the incision is approximately 1⁄4” long. Never,
at any time, is the clitoris node near enough to the incision area to
risk any injury to the nervous tissue, because it is retracted far enough
to prevent accidental damage. At all times, since the procedure is
considered a minimal one, the patient is awake. The area remains numb
for approximately 60-90 minutes, which is more than enough time to finish
the Hoodectomy procedure. The small incision is closed with a few sutures
that dissolve in about seven days.
What are the primary reasons a woman would
want to have a Clitoral Unhooding done?
In most cases, the main reason a woman would want to have the procedure
done is to help her reach orgasm in a timely manner. Despite what is sometimes
heralded in the media, it is rare that a woman cites the reason for a
Hoodectomy as being her mate, or husband. The second reason most cited
is that the woman would seek to achieve a stronger climax. Another reason
given frequently is that Hoodectomy is the potential for multiple climaxes.
What is the typical description of the type of women
who is having this procedure done?
Age-wise, there is no stereotypical woman. One surgeon (Dr. Benson) reports
that he’s done Clitoris Unhoodings on women in their early twenties
. . . and even on some women nearing sixty. In many cases, the typical
woman might also be seeing the surgeon for another problem, such as Labiaplasty.
But at least half the time women are solely coming to the doctor to have
a Hoodectomy done. As well, many of these patients will often tell the
surgeon during the pre-operative exam that they were prompted to seek
the doctor’s advice because of friends whom they often overheard
speaking about heightened or pleasurable sexual encounters. It was reported
by researchers at Boston University’s Women’s Sexual Health
Clinic that approximately one in four women treated for sexual dysfunction
actually had a problem with the Prepuce tissue (Clitoris Hood)—restricting
the sensory ability of the clitoral node.
Also, there seems to be an equal number of single women and married
women having the procedure done.
What are, in your view, the main objections from women
about having this procedure done?
The main objection to having this procedure done is misinformation.
For a variety of societal reasons, much of the misinformation comes from
special interest groups that don’t always provide unbiased, medical
perspective. Many times, the reason the procedure is derided is because
it is confused with another, truly harmful procedure Clitoridectomy, which
is nothing more than Female Genital Mutilation. Sometimes, uninformed
opinions come from those who claim it can lead to loss of sensitivity
. . . comparing it to a male circumcision where it’s been documented
that a man loses some sensitivity from the removal of the foreskin. This
claim is not true, because part of the loss of sensitivity for a male
when he loses his protective sheathing is in the tissue being removed.
During a Hoodectomy, there is no loss of sensitivity because if the surgeon
has the experience to not overexpose the clitoris (only a surgeon with
dozens of Hoodectomies should ever be considered for a procedure) and
properly lets the clitoris seat in its protective sheathing—meaning
they have an aesthetic understanding of each woman’s particular
anatomy—there will not be any chance of loss of sensation.
What are the societal issues involved?
The largest so-called society issue that has surfaced is one that is intended
to negatively politicize a medical procedure that provides aid and increased
self-esteem to a large number of women. Many of these groups spread misinformation
about the procedure, much as they did for now commonly accepted plastic
surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation. Many times, these groups
will try to find the one out of ten thousand procedures where something
didn't go as planned, and make it seem like it’s an everyday occurrence.
What they are doing is a form of intellectual dishonesty, because they
know the facts show otherwise, but they have an agenda to promote their
political position. The facts will show that Clitoris Unhooding provides
a great benefit to those women who find they can’t achieve sexual
How long does it take?
In virtually every case, Clitoris Unhooding takes less than an hour.
What are the complications from it?
Complications are few, of any. Inflammation can occur, either from a reaction
to the suture material, or the separation of the tissues. Infection is
usually never an issue because patients are given antibiotics a few days
prior to the procedure—and a week after, which virtually eliminates
any chance of this happening. If any infection does occur, it is usually
treated with topical antibiotic creams and/or ointments.
How painful is it?
Most patients are able to return to normal activities within 36 hours,
many in less time. In every instance, you will feel no pain during the
procedure. Ice packs are provided as well.
Are patients usually willing to give their perspectives
on Hoodectomy postoperatively?
Patients who’ve had this procedure generally are very pleased with
the results. There are numerous examples of women who have spoken highly
of the results of Clitoral Unhooding. Visit the Clitoral
Hood Removal Information web site.
How many are done each year to your knowledge?
There is no reliable number that can be referred to at present. The reason
is because while more and more surgeons are now performing Hoodectomy,
there is not a means of tallying how many are done each year.
Does it really work to help increase stimulation?
The concept of exposing more surface area of the clitoris to enable more
stimulation is correct. With a covered clitoris—due to excess tissue
of the Prepuce—there is a limited amount of surface area that can
be stimulated. When this excess tissue is removed, it is possible to expose
more of the highly innervated surface of the clitoral node, allowing more
sensation and helping the woman achieve a faster, stronger climax.
Are the results immediate?
It is advised that there be no sexual activity for several weeks, to permit
the area to properly heal. The results, however, are immediate.
Who invented the procedure, and why?
The procedure dates back to Egypt, however, it is often confused with
Clitoridectomy—a terrible procedure that the Ancient Egyptians performed
in an attempt to remove the sensory ability of the woman, a form or Female
Genital Mutilation. Clitoral Unhooding was also performed in Egypt and
Rome, to do the opposite . . . to enhance the woman’s sensory abilities.
What should a patient look for when selecting a surgeon
for having Hoodectomy done?
Experience is the key to assuring that you’ll get a good result.
A surgeon who has performed hundreds of Clitoral Unhoodings understands
the aesthetic architecture of the female genitalia and can allow for natural
movement of the tissues afterward. This is an important aspect to assure
that the clitoral node won’t be exposed too much, which can result
in over stimulation and possibly pain. You should only consider using
a surgeon who has a huge number of procedures to his credit.
How many procedures must surgeons do to consider themselves
"experienced" in it?
It’s important to realize that there are fine differences between
body types, depending on race, weight, anatomical proportion and other
issues. ONLY an experienced surgeon that has performed a successful number
of Hoodectomies can appreciate this fine detail. A surgeon doing this
procedure usually gains the necessary experience after performing at least
What "horror" stories can be mentioned about
problems from Clitoral Unhooding?
The only serious problems being reported are those that relate to patients
who’ve had the procedure done and have not followed the surgeon’s
instructions concerning delaying any sexual activity until healing has
occurred. Most often, the problems stem from torn sutures.
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