Mons Pubis

In human anatomy, and in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva. The size of the mons pubis varies with the general level of hormone and body fat. After puberty it is covered with pubic hair and enlarges.

In humans, the mons pubis divides into the labia majora (literally "larger lips") on either side of the furrow, known as the pudendal cleft, that surrounds the labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and other structures of the vulval vestibule. The fatty tissue of the mons pubis is sensitive to estrogen, causing a distinct mound to form with the onset of puberty. This pushes the forward portion of the labia majora out and away from the pubic bone.

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... In human beings, major structures of the vulva are the mons pubis the labia, consisting of the labia majora and the labia minora the external portion of the clitoris (Latin Clitoral glans ... The term mons pubis is Latin for "pubic mound" and it is gender-nonspecific ... There is, however, a variant term that specifies gender in human females, the mons pubis is often referred to as the mons veneris, Latin for "mound of Venus" or "mound of love" ...
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