Is it finally time for curious women and hardworking men around the world to rejoice and resolve the worldwide quasi-myth of the female G-spot? It seems that a retired gynecology professor, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, may have found anatomical proof of the erogenous “G-Spot”, the answer to the woman’s common sexual, erm, completion.
But the search for this sensitive zone has been a social, biological and sexual fixation long before it was nicknamed after Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, the German gynecologist who conducted a research in the 1940s; not on vaginal wall stimulation, however, but urethral stimulation. Oh dear.
The term was coined in 1982, when researcher Alice Kahn Ladas and Beverly Whipple engraved “G-Spot” into popular culture through their publication – The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality.
The Gräfenberg Spot is supposedly a bean-shaped area located a few inches up the front vaginal wall between the vaginal opening and the urethra, reported to be the “launch button” that leads to strong sexual arousal and orgasms of epic proportions for women.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice in Alice In Wonderland. We couldn’t agree more.
Nonetheless, other gynecologists and scientists still persisted against the simplicity of a distinct and specific trigger for female ejaculation, and questioned its physiological evidence, though magazines and sex experts around the world (not forgetting the adult toy industry) have imprinted the ideology in their messages.
Needless to say, this theory has spurred on women everywhere to explore their sexuality, urging men to make the extra effort to satisfy women. There is the downside of the G-Spot phenomenon, with other women who feel insecure and dysfunctional when they are unable to experience or locate their own G-Spot, not to mention the men who feel pressured and inadequate doing the hunting themselves.
There is even a surgery to amplify and “plump up” this supposed zone to increase sensitivity. The great lengths some women go to for great lengths…
But back to Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, the director of the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, who has recently discovered anatomical proof of the G-Spot, a report published in the Journal Of Sexual Medicine. Through a layer-by-layer dissection of a female cadaver who had passed 24 hours earlier, he uncovered a sac-like structure of tissue located on the front wall of the vagina, about one-eighth of an inch in diameter.
Despite skepticism of other gynecologists (it’s a fascinating and never ending battle, this needle-in-the-hay dilemma!), this was enough to encourage Dr. Ostrzenski to research further. He plans to conduct more dissections and study these tissues in more detail, to see if the location and size of it varies from woman to woman of different ages and background.
Whether Dr. Ostrzenski and current and future scientists establish the physiological existence of the G-Spot or not, and as much as people in general are always taken with the convenience of a push button for happiness (in this case – the pleasuring kind), we believe that the female pleasure is more complex than that.
In Tantra for instance, which focuses more on enhancing the sexual experience, the objective has always been to increase the state of consciousness and establish a spiritual connection between two individuals, which may lead to a full-body orgasm or valley orgasm. We also believe that psychology, emotional comfort and confidence play a large part in female sexual arousal.
But tell us – and this goes out to both women and men – would proof of the G-Spot make a difference in your sexual experience? What are your thoughts on the G-Spot?