The Gräfenberg spot (usually called G-spot) is defined as a highly sensitive area near the entrance inside of the human vagina. It is believed to be a part of the urethal sponge. Some people believe it is a bundle of nerves in the female human reproductive system. If the area is stimulated, this can cause pleasurable sensations, female ejaculation and a strong orgasm in some women. Some doctors and researchers who specialize in the anatomy of women say that there is no anatomical evidence for the "spot".
Origin[change | edit source]
The 'G-spot' was named by Addiego and others. in 1981. It is named after the German gynaecologist, Ernst Gräfenberg. Gräfenberg wrote first about "The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm" in 1950. A book was first published about the G-spot in 1982, called "The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality" by three authors from the United States: Alice Kahn Ladas, a psychologist; Beverly Whipple, a registered nurse and sex counselor; and John D. Perry, a psychologist.
Location[change | edit source]
Although typically described as near the entrance inside of the vagina, reports of the G-spot's location vary and therefore it has no specific place to be found. However, there are two methods which are used to find it:
- self-reported levels of sexual arousal/pleasure
- stimulating an area in the vagina leads to female ejaculation
Some women say that they have "deeper" orgasms when the G-spot is stimulated. One research team experimented with the vagina by trying to touch the G-spot in certain places under experimental conditions; they found that in most cases, women had a sensitive area near the front of the vagina.
Public views[change | edit source]
Some people, including doctors, do not believe that the G-spot exists. When the book The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality was published in 1982, there was significant criticism. Some people who are not doctors simply say that it is a "highly sensitive area" in the vagina.
Scientific views[change | edit source]
Scientists have carried out tests trying to find the G-spot and have not found any consistent or definitive evidence of it, and most of them believe that, if it does exist, it is an extension of the clitoris.
References[change | edit source]
- Ladas, AK; Whipple, B; Perry, JD. The G spot and other discoveries about human sexuality. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
- Delvin, David; Christine Webber (May 2008). "The G-spot". Healthy Living. NetDoctor.co.uk. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthyliving/gspot.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- Hines, Terence M. (August 2001). "The G-spot: A modern gynecologic myth." (abstract). Clinical Opinion: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 185(2). pp. pages 359-362. http://pt.wkhealth.com/pt/re/ajog/abstract.00000447-200108000-00016.htm;jsessionid=JRxHThBXZJqHPC2BRT5MQphBgHxpSYQ9LFKhLhG6vJMLQFJTK121!-749683226!181195629!8091!-1. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- "In Search of a Perfect G". Time magazine. September 13, 1982. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,951842-1,00.html.
- Kilchevsky A, Vardi Y, Lowenstein L, Gruenwald I. (January 2012). "Is the Female G-Spot Truly a Distinct Anatomic Entity?". The Journal of Sexual Medicine 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02623.x. PMID 22240236. G-Spot Does Not Exist, 'Without A Doubt,' Say Researchers - Lay summary – Huffington Post (January 19, 2012).
- Addiego, F; Belzer, EG; Comolli, J; Moger, W; Perry, JD; Whipple, B. (1981). "Female ejaculation: a case study.". Journal of Sex Research 17 (1): 13–21.
- Ernest Gräfenberg (1950). "The role of urethra in female orgasm". International Journal of Sexology 3 (3): 145–148. http://www.landman-psychology.com/284/sexuality/grafenberg-gspot.htm.
- Perry, John D. (1996). ""Revised by the Author": A Side-By-Side Comparison of Two Versions of "The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm" by Ernest Gräfenberg, M.D. - Editing and Commentary". published by John D. Perry. http://www.incontinet.com/revbyaut.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- Darling, CA; Davidson, JK; Conway-Welch, C. (1990). "Female ejaculation: perceived origins, the Grafenberg spot/area, and sexual responsiveness.". Arch Sex Behav 19: 29–47. doi:10.1007/BF01541824.
- Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers (1991). A New View of a Woman’s Body. Feminist Heath Press. pp. 46. ISBN 0-929945-0-2.
- O'Connell HE, Sanjeevan KV, Hutson JM (October 2005). "Anatomy of the clitoris". The Journal of Urology 174 (4 Pt 1): 1189–95. doi:10.1097/01.ju.0000173639.38898.cd. PMID 16145367. Time for rethink on the clitoris: Lay summary – BBC News (11 June 2006).
- Alexander, Brian (January 18, 2012). "Does the G-spot really exist? Scientists can't find it". MSNBC.com. http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/18/10177335-does-the-g-spot-really-exist-scientist-cant-find-it. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- The G-Spot from UCSB's SexInfo