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The G-Spot Debate

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Some women say stimulating it leads to mind-blowing orgasms. Others claim it only gives them a powerful urge to pee. Still others flat out do not believe it exists. We are talking about the G-Spot.

The G-Spot, or Gräfenberg Spot, is named for Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, a gynecologist known for his research on female genitalia. It is typically located one to three inches up the front vaginal wall between the vagina opening and the urethra. Gräfenberg claimed this area harbors an erogenous zone that when stimulated can lead to high levels of sexual arousal, powerful orgasms and female ejaculation. For some women, stimulating the G-spot creates a much more intense orgasm than clitoral stimulation.

Unfortunately this ‘spot” and its miraculous claims have had researchers debating for many years; namely if it even exists. A scientific article in 2001 called the G-Spot a "modern gynecologic myth." There have many scientific studies and just as many different conclusions.

A 2009 British study on the G-Spot found its existence unproven and subjective among more than 1,800 female twins. Based on questionnaires and personal experience, researchers at King’s College London, suggest there is no genetic basis for the G-Spot. They say environmental or psychological factors may contribute to whether a woman believes she has a G-Spot. Other scientific examinations of vaginal walls show there is no single area containing a greater density of nerve endings.

However a recent study supports the G-Spot concept. French researchers performed ultrasounds on a small number of women having intercourse with men. By looking at the changes in the vagina, they found physiological evidence of the G-Spot.

Experts agree the idea of the G-Spot has put pressure on both women and their male partners in an effort to find this hidden treasure which many claim can lead to amazing orgasms in women. For some, the difficulty in actually locating the G-Spot causes many sexual psychologists to be concerned women may label themselves dysfunctional or inadequate if they cannot find it.

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