There's a lot of talk in magazines about a woman's G-Spot.

But does it exist? Or is it a trick to keep men searching?

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    I am not sure skepticism is the best site for this question. Or maybe yes... but I think it's more of a medical question, rather than skeptical inquire about a topic – Stefano Borini Mar 16 '11 at 20:02
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    +1 I think there is enough myth and woo floating around in popular culture about the G spot that this qualifies for the skeptics page. It's also not so specific that it needs to go to a medical board, in my opinion. – Dogmafrog Mar 16 '11 at 20:07
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    If you're looking hard enough, you will find it. – user663 Mar 17 '11 at 6:34
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    Are we not pointing out obligatory XKCD references on this site, or what? – David Hedlund Mar 17 '11 at 13:00
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    @Synesso: G[ee], I found it, but wholly-404 it's Not Found! ;+1 – Randolf Richardson Aug 26 '11 at 5:11

From personal experience, it does...

However, to be statistically more relevant, it appears that subjective body characteristics may define its sensitivity or not. Apparently, this is also the main reason why it is still an argument of research. According to the Pedia

Researchers at the University of L'Aquila have found, using ultrasonography, that women who experience vaginal orgasm are statistically more likely to have thicker tissue in the anterior vaginal wall. The researchers believe these findings make it possible for women to have a rapid test to confirm whether or not they have a G-Spot.[28] A French study in late 2009 examined a small number of women with ultrasound as they had intercourse, by examining changes in the vagina they found physiological evidence of the G-Spot. The findings are under review by the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Although it's hard to obtain conclusive information from this, another study was statistically more relevant

An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to 2350 professional women in the United States and Canada with a subsequent 55% return rate. Of these respondents, 40% reported having a fluid release (ejaculation) at the moment of orgasm. Further, 82% of the women who reported the sensitive area (Gräfenberg Spot) also reported ejaculation with their orgasms. A number of variables were associated with this perceived existence of female ejaculation.

So, the evidence points at a feature that is really person dependent, and it may certainly exists but not with the same level of sensitivity, making a clear identification difficult. In addition, being a sensitive area, and not a clearly visible feature, makes a clear identification even more complex.

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    You need to cite this. Or at least link to a video. – Dogmafrog Mar 16 '11 at 20:09
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    @Billare : on regard to ? – Stefano Borini Mar 17 '11 at 18:44
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    @Stefano Borini I meant I disagree that you need to cite anything, sorry if that wasn't clear. I wasn't criticizing your answer. – Uticensis Mar 17 '11 at 18:47
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    I can only speak for personal experience. Yes, yes it does exist. It's not always the easiest to have stimulated, but when it's hit right, well.. yeah. Happy times. – Darwy Mar 28 '11 at 16:35
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    "this is also the main reason why it is still an argument of research." - I would have theorized that it's still an object of research because what researcher in their right mind object to getting paid to research this topic? – user5341 May 11 '11 at 15:11

Most studies (such as the ones summarized in the Wikipedia article about "Orgasm") point towards the idea that the g-spot is actually the inner part of the clitoris and nothing more. Moreover, anatomical dissections have shown that the clitoris is much bigger than what was thought at first, and its nerves extend across the vaginal wall. This could be the reason why some women have sensitivity in the area and others not, and why most women are unable to reach orgasm without direct clitoral stimulation (around 80% or so). Think about this, if it was really a different organ, why would it be absent in so many women, and why would it be so elusive? It makes more sense that the inner part of the clitoris is more developed in some women, just as some men have larger penises. So well, in my opinion: Is there a sensitive area in that zone? In some cases, yes. But is this a g-spot separated from the clitoris? No. In my experience at least, both zones are closely connected.


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