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Is the G-spot a myth?

26 March 2015 6 comments

A couple of months ago The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a report that concluded the female erogenous zone, known as the G-spot, doesn't exist. After reading exerts from the report I was left bewildered and confused! Whilst it's somewhat hard to challenge the results of a report compiled by academics and medical practitioners I find it difficult to assimilate their conclusion in relation to the existence of the G-spot. I think they're ignorant, naive and wrong!

Is the G-spot a myth?Is the G-spot a myth?

At adultshop.com we sell thousands of G-spot stimulating sex toys every year. Whilst this doesn't prove the existence of the G-spot it does demonstrate that women either know they have a G-spot and they want to stimulate it, or that they want to explore the existence of it. Anecdotal feedback from our retail sales staff suggests most women buying G-spot stimulating sex toys have already discovered the orgasmic joys the G-spot can deliver. And for those that haven't already experienced the pleasure I think it's time for them to embark upon a journey of self discovery.

Women who've had G-spot orgasms (solo or with a partner) describe them as powerful whole body orgasms and they also say they're vastly different to clitoral orgasms.

I believe that every woman has a G-spot, however finding it requires some basic know how. It's generally located about 2-3 inches (5-8 centimetres) on the inside front wall of the vagina. And it's only about the size of a ten to twenty cent piece (ie. it's a small area). When a woman becomes aroused the G-spot changes texture due to the blood flow to it (in the same way a clitoris engorges with blood, and a man's penis, when they're aroused). This change in texture normally allows the G-spot to be felt with a finger. (Feel the roof of your mouth with your tongue, this is how the texture of the G-spot feels).

The easiest way for a partner to stimulate the G-spot is with 2 fingers and a 'come hither' motion pressing against the front (anterior) wall of the vagina. Apparently this is more difficult to do solo so this is where specifically designed sex toys are convenient. The toys designed to stimulate G-spot are normally small and are curved. Men usually aren't intimidated by them. If a woman is aroused (some foreplay required) then it generally doesn't take a lot of stimulation of the G-spot to bring a woman to orgasm. And many women who have G-spot orgasms actually squirt or ejaculate. There's as much conjecture, controversy and debate in relation to squirting and female ejaculation as to the existence of the G-spot. In my experience most women are able to squirt if their G-spot is stimulated.

With most positions, including standard missionary position, it's difficult to stimulate the G-spot through sexual penetration. There are a number of sexual positions however where a man's penis can stimulate the G-spot (like a man kneeling and a woman straddling and facing him). This is generally easier if the G-spot is already sensitive ie. has been stimulated with fingers or a sex toy prior. One way of stimulating the G-spot whilst having penetrative sex is with the use of a we-vibe. The we-vibe is a small C shaped sex toy that simultaneously stimulates the G-spot and the clitoris and as the part that's inserted is small it allows for penetrative sex at the same time.

Whilst it was the German gynaecologist Doctor Ernst Grafenberg who is attributed with proposing the existence of the G-spot in 1950, there have been many other doctors and scientists who have since published reports and papers either agreeing with his findings or denouncing them. For a layman it's difficult to understand how there could be such opposing views. Perhaps it demonstrates the complexity of a woman's physiology and anatomy?

In 1976, the landmark Hite Report on Female Sexuality suggested that the clitoris is largely responsible for orgasms in most women. I find this suggestion hard to digest when I know that many women can orgasm vaginally but not through clitoral stimulation.

In the 1980's Beverley Whipple (an academic) and a colleague conducted a study of 400 women whereby they were examined by physicians and nurses. All women in the study were found to have a sensitive area known as the G-spot. Whipple's findings have since been shot down by scientists. In fact some scientists have taken dissections in an attempt to try to find the elusive G-spot, but to no avail (in their opinion), in an effort to disprove her findings. And Sheryl Kingsberg, a professor of gynaecology, in 2010 wrote that the G-spot should be labelled the P-spot where the P stands for placebo.

I became frustrated when reading through the findings of some scientists who recently found that women could orgasm through vaginal stimulation alone ie. without clitoral stimulation. I'm dumbfounded that scientists needed to do a study to conclude this! Maybe scientists don't have sex so don't know this readily known fact. What did make some sense however were the findings of Helen O'Connell in 2008. After extensive studies of the nerves and blood vessels supplying female genitalia she concluded that the clitoris and the lower vagina were the same structure – ie. the G-spot and the clitoris were connected. O'Connell called this the "clitoral complex". Others after reviewing O'Connell's findings have suggested the "clitoral complex" should be called the O-Zone (O for O'Connell and also for orgasm).

And in August last year Italian doctors published a paper in Nature Reviews Urology that they hope will "end hopefully forever" discussions on where the elusive G-spot is. They believe what brings a woman heightened sexual pleasure is much more complex than just one area and includes the complete reproductive system, including the urethra and the clitoris - described as "highly dynamic and sensitive structures". The authors of the paper (scientists led by a professor in endocrinology and sexology say the 1950 dated idea of a single spot approach (the G-spot) is too simplistic. They say the G-spot is a "phantasmagoric point" (means it's imaginary).

The report authors write: "The clitoris, urethra, and anterior (front) vaginal wall have led to the concept of a clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex". This, they say, defines a broader or "variable, multifaceted... area that, when properly stimulated during penetration, could induce orgasmic response". Their findings echo those of Helen O'Connell who's convinced there's more to the G-spot than first assumed by the German gynaecologist in 1950. Again this sounds logical to me however I don't agree with their assertion that stimulation has to be via penetration - stimulation of the clitoris doesn't need penetration.

And now there's a cosmetic procedure called G-spot augmentation – which some doctors have coined the O-shot (or Orgasm shot). It's a procedure intended to temporarily increase pleasure in sexually active women by increasing the size and sensitivity of the G-spot (it supposedly increases a woman's libido). Whilst some doctors inject collagen other doctors inject a woman's own blood platelets directly into vaginal tissue. Dr. Charles Runels, who uses the term O-spot, is the inventor of the procedure where blood platelets are injected. He says platelets naturally attract your own stem cells to the injected area, and according to his website, "generate healthier and more functional tissue in the areas of sexual response in the vagina (G-Spot, O-Spot, Skene's Glands, urethra, and vaginal wall)." I noted this is the same technique used by Dr. Runels when he invented the Vampire Facelift.

There seems to be new controversial theories on the existence, or non, of the G-spot (as well as squirting and female ejaculation) published regularly. And with every paper published there are medicos and scientists who seek to challenge the findings. In the meantime I'll sit back convinced that the G-spot exists albeit that I acknowledge it appears it may be more complex than first thought. I'm interested however in hearing your views.

Delivering passion and pleasure.

Mal

Cranium59 26 March 2015 at 11:12 am
Another interesting blog. My wife has a awesome g-spot that I massage with 1 or 2 fingers while flicking her pierced clit with my tongue. When she is getting close to orgasm, her entire pelvic wall constricts around my fingers and she locked her legs around my head. Lots of moans and pulsing signals that she has had an awesome climax. And yes, she does ejaculate.
Kris 26 March 2015 at 11:14 am
I find it amusing that these 'experts' think the g-spot doesn't exist. They are either not having sex, or not doing it properly. I work in retail in the adult industry and the g-spot in all it's glory does exist, as I have many customers, both male and female, testifying to it's existence. Personally, I am unable to achieve a g-spot orgasm during intercourse, however I can achieve them when playing solo with the Lelo Ida toy.
michmax 26 March 2015 at 7:06 pm
on the night of my wife's 40 birthday we both experienced her first ejaculation orgasm. I did do a fair bit of research about it and learned the techniques to achieve it but we got there the first time in less than 2 minutes. now shes unstoppable, she can have up to a dozen or more in a row, one after the other and its fantastic :) .... these guys dont know what they are talking about, perhaps they (sorry, their wives) need to be shown how to achieve it..... perhaps the name is wrong, maybe they should change the name to the E-spot (ejaculation spot) to really represent what it is and what it can do to/for a woman
Tom 27 March 2015 at 9:10 am
Do you realise what you just said? The medical journal is wrong because you have as you quoted "Anecdotal feedback from our retail sales staff".
Jen 31 March 2015 at 5:44 pm
Those that don't believe are gonna have a hard time explaining to many women what exactly they experience during orgasm..especially when the clit isn't involved! It's a no brainer that the entire vagina is connected, saying it isn't is like saying that only touching the head of the penis leads to orgasms; we all know there's more to it than just the tip! Mal in your travels I hope you try meet up with some of these scientists and find out a bit more of their own sex lives..perhaps get them to try some of the gspot made toys ;) it'd be an interesting read
Bakurai 30 April 2015 at 12:47 am
yup, the g'spot is just a figment of people imagination, :P , yes some people just don't get it. there is too much about the human body that we still do not know even after many thousands of years. but i just means those so called specialists did not know what they where doing. but i ain't surprised since they are basing thing on medical tech that has only been around a couple of hundred years. yet the old ways have been around for over 6000 years. it time son of these "SPECIALISTS" learned sanskrit (not sure on spelling) thats one of the oldest forms of writing and they will find the g'spot and many other things mentioned in the old texts. yeah the artical is just too funny. :)
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