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Bulbospongiosus muscle (female, anatomy)

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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The bulbospongiosus muscle in the female arises from the:

  • perineal body posteriorly
  • inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm laterally

It passes around the outside of the vagina to insert into the dorsum of the clitoris.

Bulbospongiosus in the female acts to:

  • close the vaginal introitus
  • facilitate clitoral erection

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