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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 urethral 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.[1] Some doctors and researchers who specialize in the anatomy of women say that there is no anatomical evidence for the spot.[2][3][4][5]

Origin[change | change source]

The "G-spot" concept was named by Addiego and others in 1981 or by Beverly Whipple and others in 1982.[6] It is named after the German gynaecologist, Ernst Gräfenberg. Gräfenberg wrote first about The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm in 1950.[7][8] 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.[1][4]

Location[change | change 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.[5][9] However, there are two methods which are used to find it:

Some women say that they have "deeper" orgasms when the G-spot is stimulated.[10] 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.[2]

Public views[change | change source]

Some people, including doctors, do not believe that the G-spot exists.[2][3][4] When the book The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality was published in 1982, there was significant criticism.[8] Some people who are not doctors simply say that it is a "highly sensitive area" in the vagina.[9]

Scientific views[change | change source]

Scientists have carried out tests trying to find the G-spot and have not found any consistent or definitive evidence of it,[2][3][4][5] and most of them believe that, if it does exist, it is an extension of the clitoris.[5][11][12][13]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ladas, AK; Whipple, B and Perry, JD. The G spot and other discoveries about human sexuality. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Delvin, David; Christine Webber (May 2008). "The G-spot". Healthy Living. NetDoctor.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hines, Terence M. (August 2001). "The G-spot: A modern gynecologic myth" (abstract). Clinical Opinion: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 185(2). pp. 359–362. Retrieved 2008-11-06.[permanent dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "In Search of a Perfect G". Time. September 13, 1982.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Kilchevsky A, Vardi Y, Lowenstein L, Gruenwald I. (2012). "Is the Female G-Spot Truly a Distinct Anatomic Entity?". Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02623.x. PMID 22240236. Unknown parameter |laysource= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |laysummary= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |laydate= ignored (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. William J. Taverner (2005). Taking sides: clashing views on controversial issues in human sexuality. McGraw-Hill Education. pp. 79–82. ISBN 1429955228. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  7. Ernest Gräfenberg (1950). "The role of urethra in female orgasm". International Journal of Sexology. 3 (3): 145–148.
  8. 8.0 8.1 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. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. 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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers (1991) [1981]. A New View of a Woman's Body. Simon and Schuster. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-671-41215-9.
  12. 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. Unknown parameter |laysource= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |laydate= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |laysummary= ignored (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. Alexander, Brian (January 18, 2012). "Does the G-spot really exist? Scientists can't find it". MSNBC.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2012.

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