Looking For The G-Spot? Then Call Off the Search!

Ahhh the ever elusive G-Spot...but does it really exist and, if so, does everybody have one?

In the early 80's Dr Beverly Whipple, and a team of researchers, coined the term 'G-Spot'. The G being a shout-out to German researcher Ernst Gräfenberg. Dr Gräfenberg is known for developing the intrauterine device (IUD), and for his studies of the role of the woman's urethra in orgasm (yeah he's a bloke). Dr Whipple and her team described the spot as; “sensitive” and as a, “small bean”. The media caught wind of this and, just like that, the hunt to find it was on.

So where is it?

It is usually reported to be located 5–8 cm up the front (anterior) vaginal wall between the vaginal opening and the urethra. As well as the original description of the spot as a bean, over the years lots of other researchers have described it as: “a thick patch of nerves,” “a urethral sponge,” “a gland,” and “a bunch of nerves.” BUT as a cosmopolitan article on the subject explains...

In 2006, a biopsy of women’s vaginas turned up nothing.

In 2012, a group of doctors reviewed every single piece of known data on record and found no proof that the G-spot exists.

In 2017, in the most recent and largest postmortem study to date done on 13 cadavers, researchers looked again: still nothing.

What does the research prove?

As Dr Nicole Prause, a neuroscientist who studies orgasms and sexual arousal, explains “I don’t think we have any evidence that the G-spot is a spot or a structure, I’ve never understood why it was interpreted as some new sexual organ. You can’t standardize a vagina—there is no consistency across women as to where exactly we experience pleasure.”

Dr Prause goes on to explain that some women might have an area inside their vaginas that contains a bunch of smaller, super-sensitive areas. But some women say that when they follow Cosmo’s old 'two-finger come-hither' advice, they feel discomfort or like they have to pee. Others feel nothing at all. Because for them, there’s nothing there.

What everyone can agree on is that we need more research. Women’s sexual health is vastly understudied.

So what's the good news?

All women are different and just because you don't have a 'G-Spot' in the location it is most often described as being, does not mean that you don't a 'special spot' with extra nerve endings that is just waiting to be explored.

As Dr Prause says "for some women, there is sexual sensitivity where the G-spot is supposed to be. But for others, there’s none. Or it’s to the left. Or it’s in a few places. And that’s kind of the whole point. It’s all okay. It can all feel good". Call that whatever you want.


“If it feels good, you’re doing it right.”

Dr. Emily Nagoski, sex educator and author of 'Come As You Are'.



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You can read more on this topic in Cosmopolitan's article here. 



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