Does the G spot exist?

Some people may find it hard to believe this, but 62 years after gynecologist Ernst Grafenberg first spoke of the existence of a highly sensitive spot on the vagina wall, the famous G-spot is still the subject of debate. Experts still have to agree on whether the G-spot actually exists or not. Some say it does, some say it doesn't. Fact is, Grafenberg has never published any evidence to support his claim and other experts have simply assumed that he knew what he was talking about.

The G-spot is supposed to be a highly sensitive area located a few inches inside the front wall of the vagina and a huge number of men and women have chased this elusive spot with mixed results. A study conducted by Doctor Terence Hines from the Department of Psychology at Pace University aimed to provide a clear answer to the question. Eleven women were examined by two gynecologists, who concluded that four of the women did indeed have G-spots. On the other hand, a study focusing on biopsies of women failed to find a significant increase in nerve endings in the area where the G-spot is supposed to be located.

This goes to further prove that no two human beings are built exactly the same. The pleasure one woman feels from having a penis rub over her G-spot, is not necessarily felt by other women. Unfortunately, the myth of the G-spot is firmly entrenched in the pop culture of our times and many women and men have experienced frustration at their failure to find the spot in question. As the studies mentioned above have shown, not all women are born with a high enough sensitivity in that part of the vaginal wall, while still others have no special sensitivity in the G-spot at all.

The G-spot has been regarded as a sort of magic button that would allow any woman to reach orgasm through vaginal stimulation. This is what led at least one of America's leading sex therapists to suspect that Doctor Grafenberg might have been influenced by Sigmund Freud's belief that orgasms not obtained from regular sexual intercourse are not mature. However, there is no way of knowing what evidence prompted Grafenberg to announce the existence of the sensitive area that still bears his name.

The bottom line is that women who can't find this famous spot behind their pubic bones, should not despair. It simply means that that particular area is not highly sensitive, which is no big loss. The clitoris is enough for a lifetime of orgasms and you don't have to look for it. On the other hand, if you are one of the women who has a G-spot, then kudos to you. You have a way of making intercourse even more pleasurable and you're not likely to get bored in bed if the guy knows his way around G-spot stimulation.