Men and women, scientists and gynecologists—heck just about everyone in the world—love to ponder the existence of the mythical (or for some of us women, not so mythical) small, bean-shaped erogenous zone in our vaginas purported to generate the Shangri-la of all orgasms. Like Bigfoot, unicorns, fairies or aliens, there have been massive heated debates by skeptics and believers about the actuality of this little patch of skin. The latest G-spot study, conducted at King’s College in London, concludes that the G-spot is nothing but a dream. After polling 900 pairs of twins, they concluded that the existence of the magic bean is subjective—as in it exists if we believe it does. Thanks for the demystification, guys! [Newser]Luckily for us, unlike other mythical entities, vaginas are much easier to track down and explore. Here are some facts and stats on the G-spot. After reading, you can tell me whether you’re a skeptic or believer.
- German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg first hypothesized the existence of the G-spot in a paper he published in 1950. The G-spot, so lovingly named after him, is reported to be located about one to three inches inside the vagina, on the anterior wall.
- In 1981, a published case study of one woman reported that stimulation of the G-spot made it grow by 50 percent and that self-reported levels of orgasm were “deeper” when the G-Spot was stimulated.
- In 1982, the book The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality was released to the dismay of gynecologists everywhere. They claimed that the evidence of the existence of the mythical G-spot was too anecdotal.
- In 1983, another study examined 11 women by moving the vagina in a clockwise fashion and found a heightened response to stimulation of the anterior vaginal wall (G-spot territory) in four of the women.
- In 1990, an anonymous questionnaire was distributed to 2,350 professional women in the United States and Canada. Forty percent of those polled reported having an ejaculation at the moment of orgasm. Eighty-two percent of the women who reported having a G- spot also reported ejaculation with their orgasms.
- A study of 110 biopsy specimens drawn from 21 women in 2006 concluded that there is no actual vaginal spot with the greatest amount of nerve density.
- In 2008, Dr. Tim Spector hypothesized that the G-spot may anatomically be part of the clitoris.
- In 2008, researchers at the University of L’Aquila found, through the use of ultrasound, that women who experience vaginal orgasms are statistically more likely to have thicker tissue in the G-spot zone. [Wikipedia]