Myth or Mega Orgasm: Trying to Find the Elusive G-Spot
Chances are, you’ve had a friend who said their most intense orgasms are a result of stimulating the G-spot. While you may be silently seething that you are yet to experience such an orgasm, you aren’t alone! Most women haven’t had such an experience, and most scientists doubt that the G-spot exists. Dr Edwin Huang, medical director of gynaecology at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, explains, ‘There is not a lot of research on the existence of the G-spot, and so far anatomical studies have not found any evidence. There is not more nerve tissue concentrated in one area of the vagina than another.’
While the existence of the G-spot was discovered by a German scientist named Ernst Grafenberg in the 1950s, Beverly Whipple, a professor from the Rutgers University, New Jersey, has been credited for making the concept more popular many years later. Her study on 400 women, which she reported in her journal Beyond the G spot: New research on Human Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology, revealed that the G-spot definitely existed. However, since then, her findings have been challenged by many.
Led by a study Dr Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology, researchers at King’s College London published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine which categorically stated that the G-spot is a myth. Spector commented, ‘Women may argue that having a G-spot is due to diet or exercise but in fact it is virtually impossible to find real traits. This is by far the biggest study ever carried out and it shows fairly conclusively that the idea of the G-spot is subjective.’ Another scientist who worked on the study, Andrea Burri, added that the misconception of the G-spot can be detrimental to your sexual wellness and emotional wellbeing, making you feel like you’re lacking or inadequate if you’re a man who can’t find it, or a woman whose G-spot can’t be found.
When it comes down to it, sexual health experts and conventional doctors would err on the side of doubting the existence of the G-spot. According to Dr Gedis Grudzinskas, a gynaecologist at London Bridge hospital, ‘This study will prove the difference between biological or anatomical science and popular science. This is why it is so important.’ Whether the G-spot is fact or fiction, there are loads of ways that you can experience earth-shattering orgasms. All you need to do is try experimenting with a few new techniques to see what works for you and your partner, and relax.
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