The Mound of Venus is the name for the mons pubis of females only. It is the raised area over the pubic bone and forms part of the vulva and splits into the labia majora directly above the pudendal cleft.
The name is derived from the Greek and Roman goddess of love and fertility, and is therefore only used to refer to the mons pubis of females. The mound of Venus is made of fatty tissue and its size varies with age and the body's level of estrogen. At the onset of puberty, the mound becomes more prominent and pubic hair also begins to grow on it. After menopause, the mound retracts due to the decline in estrogen.