The Debate Reaches A Climax: Do You Believe In G-Spots?

Ami Angelowicz / January 4, 2010

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]