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The G-spot: Is it a lie?

Brie Gatchalian is a freelance writer based in Montclair, NJ. When she's not writing about fashion and beauty, she researches topics related to relationships and mulls over her own love life. She'll be the first to admit she doesn't hav...

Does the G-spot really exist?

The Journal of Sexual Medicine recently came out with a new conclusion -- according to the British researchers, the female erogenous zone known as the G-spot doesn't exist. They say it's elusive for that reason, as a matter of fact. Say it isn't so? If it doesn't exist, then why do women say they've orgasmed due to sensitivity there? 'Many experts believe the G-spot does not exist because it is not an anatomic location that can be definitively identified in every female,' Dr. Randy Fink, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice in Miami, Florida, says. So what gives? Is the G-spot a myth or not?

What's the G-Spot?

"This has been the source of questioning for years," says Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique, co-authors of Love Her Right: The Married Man's Guide to Lesbian Secrets for Great Sex, "but the proof starts over 3,000 years ago with the Art of Sexual Healing developed by Chinese Taoist doctors." The G-spot was named later after Dr. Grafenberg, a gynecologist in the 1980s who wrote an article in the 1950s for the International Journal of Sexology. Okay, so just because someone coined the term, does it mean that the zone known as the G-spot exists?

Why don't people believe it exists?

"In a medical school anatomy lab, one could ask the professor to identify the 'eyeball.' With a bit of dissection, the anatomist could remove the cadaver's eyeball, and hand it over," Dr. Fink explains. "The same cannot be said for the G-spot. It is a non-confluent group of nerves on the top (anterior) wall of the vagina that even many women can say they have never found."

it's subjective

"I believe it does exist physically, but indeed, its presence is subjective. Some women experience great pleasure from its stimulation, while others find no specific pleasure and, despite their best efforts, cannot even locate it," concludes Dr. Fink.

A section from Dr. Frater and Lastique's book describes the spot, as a matter of fact, and how to best stimulate the tiny gem of an arousal area. First of all, it's located on the outer third of the vaginal canal. And while it's not the only spot for female arousal, it is the most talked about and written about -- there are actually A, B, X, and Y spots, as well!

"The outer third of the vagina has the most nerve endings for female arousal and using circular hand or penis motion can stimulate most of them," says Dr. Frater and Lastique. "Since they are small -- about the size of a dime -- many people have chosen to diminish the importance of this arousal center, which for many women is one of the best pleasure zones discovered."

Stimulating the G-Spot

"Now here is another news flash: the G-Spot does exist, and you can actually give your lover the ability to ejaculate -- yes, ejaculate," Dr. Frater and Lastique point out. "Bet you thought that was only a stunt in porn movies, huh?"

"During arousal, the spongy tissue becomes swollen and hard and can be touched by inserting a finger or two and stroking with a 'come hither' motion... Proper G-spot stimulation can lead to mind-numbing orgasms," Dr. Frater and Lastique add. So listen up so you can give your partner some much-needed lessons. "During this type of orgasm, some women may ejaculate a clear fluid from this spongy tissue. Similar to prostatic fluid, the amount released varies person to person."

"As radio hosts, we have interviewed sex therapists, gynecologists and many other experts who agree with the presence and importance of the G-Spot for enhancing females," Dr. Frater and Lastique explain. "Many women have the capacity to have multiple orgasms when combining the stimulation of this spot with other techniques!" So, it's probably not a great idea to dispel its existence. In conclusion, the G-spot is alive and well, so keep that in mind when you bump and grind.

 

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