Search for the elusive G-spot is over - here's what you should be looking for
| September 21st 2016
A strong contender for "most elusive, ever", the hunt for the G-spot has just hit another obstacle.
Since the term was coined in the eighties by author and sexologist, Beverley Whipple, the G-spot has been 'explored' in numerous studies, inspired countless theories and (probably) been at the root of much frustration.
The million dollar question is, of course, does it even exist?
"Between 11 and 1 o'clock we get a lot of smiles"
Whipple's original research studied women who thought they were urinating during orgasm.
To get this result, as news.au write, "Whipple's team inserted their fingers into patients' vaginas to feel around for sensitive areas."
What she found was, "Between 11 and 1 o'clock we get a lot of smiles."
So, whatever scientific research has since uncovered, there clearly is something there making us, ahem, smile, right?
Well, yes. But it probably isn't the G-spot.
As the news site reported, " Helen O'Connell, a professor of urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has dissected around 50 vaginas throughout her career and studied many more alive vaginas."
Her work showed something different - that there was nothing in the vaginal wall "that would be a direct anatomical structure leading to that experience."
So, in laywoman's terms: There's nothing about our vaginas which could be attributed to the G-spot's existence.
"A gynaecological UFO"
It's not just O'Connell who does not believe in the G-spot.
Other scientists who've conducted research have said there's not a lot of evidence to support its existence.
One review even brilliantly referred to it as, "a sort of gynaecological UFO: much searched for, much discussed, but unverified by objective means."
Further, it seems the initial research carried out by Whipple may have been flawed - her first study only used one woman.
A subsequent study on 47 women did find they had a sensitive spot, but there was no orgasm as a result of applying pressure.
The REAL G-spot?
As mentioned, this sensitivity, while not the G-spot per se, is obviously something special.
As to what this area is, the general consensus between O'Connell and her colleagues in the field is this spot is likely to be the clitoris.
Working in conjunction with other parts, such as the urethra, the clitoris "shares some of the blood and nerve supply with the urethra and vagina."
What's more, during movement in sex, they all apparently "excite each other."
So the "UFO" sort of exists - it just needs a new name.
And there is one, though it's not very catchy. The area women are pressing to get orgasms is now called the Clitoral, Urethral Vaginal Complex, or CUV Complex.
But you can call it what you want, just as long as you don't call it the G-spot.
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