It has been 78 years since Ernst Gräfenberg described an erotic place on the front side of the vaginal wall, that can bring women to an intense and even squirting orgasm. This spot was later called the Gräfenberg spot, or the G-spot. Actually, it was already discovered by Reinier de Graaf, a Dutch physician, in the 17th century. He described it like some kind of female prostate. Because many women recognize the existence of this sensitive spot, it is generally assumed that it is part of the female anatomy. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of scientific controversy around it.
Does the G-spot exist, or not?
It may be strange to discuss the existence of something that many women say to poses. Yet, scientists do not seem to be able to agree. Some say to have evidence it exists, while others say the evidence is insufficient. In 2012 a research was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, that extensively describes the G-spot as a distinct piece of tissue with erectile function. Strangely enough, however, in that same issue there was also another publication that concluded that the existence of such an anatomical area that could be related to the G-spot could not be objectively be measured. Universal confusion. All this, while many (not all) women know the special feeling when the interior wall of their vagina is being stimulated.
404: not found. The G-spot may not be what we thought it was
At the end of 2017 again a paper was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. For this research, autopsy was performed on 13 female bodies. Of all those bodies the vagina wall was investigated. The result was disappointing, because no proof was found that an anatomical structure existed that could point out that there was an organ that could be the G-spot. Researchers were not able to determine such a thing with the bare eye. 13 may seem like a small sample size, but actually it was the largest research ever performed to proof the existence of the G-spot ever since Erst Gräfenberg described it for the first time.
Researchers now suggest that we perhaps should not search for a specific piece of tissue, or a separate organ and the y suggest microscopic research as a follow up.
Or is the G-spot part of the clitoris?
Another recent theory is that the G-spot is not a separate organ, but that in fact the tissue women feel is actually the internal part of their clitoris. Perhaps, the G-spot is just the place where the vagina, the clitoris and the urethra meet.Three organs that each is sensitive on its own. When that tri-border area is stimulated, it could explain why women experience such an intense orgasm.
Proponents of this theory call this area the clitourethrovaginal complex. In fact it is just interaction between the clitoris, the vagina and the urethra. During penetration, all three are being stimulated, what intensifies the feeling.
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