There are many myths surrounding sexual intercourse and the pleasure thereof. Now a new study is questioning the existence of the G-spot in women.
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A team of doctors in Istanbul, Turkey, say there’s no proof that women have an erogenous area that creates particularly powerful orgasms when aroused, The Daily Mail reports. Stating their findings in the International Urogynecology Journal, the doctors said the “anatomical evidence for the presence of the G-spot” was “scant, insufficient and weak”.
The publication also reports that another expert, Devan Stahl of Michigan University in the United States, said that G-spot therapies have become a multimillion-dollar business but said they don’t necessarily work. “There is virtually no evidence that these therapies work outside a placebo effect,” he said.
The G-spot, which was named after German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg and made popular by Dr Beverly Whipple after she discovered that using a “come here” motion along the inside of the vagina produced a physical response in women, is widely believed to be the key to women getting clitoral orgasms.
And according to Women’s Health magazine, the reason there’s a debate surrounding the existence of the G-spot is that not every woman has one and that not everyone experiences pleasure from it.
“Some people might think the G-spot doesn’t exist simply because not every woman has one. Plus, the G-spot wraps around the urethra, which can make you feel like you need to pee and isn’t always pleasurable,” they write.
Speaking to the publication, senior sex therapist Carolanne Marcantonio was adamant the erogenous zone does exist. “The G-spot is the urethral sponge hitting up against the vaginal wall,” she explained.
“Similar to an erect penis, the sponge gets bigger when aroused, so you can find it better when you’re turned on,” she said.