The Infamous G-Spot, Sorting Fact from Fiction

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 5:00 PM

Does it seem sometimes like your partner would have a better luck finding Bigfoot than your G-Spot? Like Bigfoot, your G-Spot can be just as illusive and its existence is hotly debated. Many doctors deny its existence completely. One study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology calls it a "modern gynecologic myth" and asserts "the evidence is far too weak to support the reality of the G-spot." But the general public widely accepts that it exists, and there are some doctors that believe the G-spot is a "source of powerful orgasm for a percentage of women."


GIVE ME A "G"

First things first: What does the "G" stand for anyway? Nope, it doesn't stand for gratification or glee. It stands for "Gräfenberg", a German gynecologist known for developing the IUD and for his studies of women's orgasms.


TIPS FOR FINDING A WOMAN'S G-SPOT

If you're a believer in the erotic power of the G-Spot, here are some tips on where it could be located and what to try when you find it. According to the SexInfoOnline Council at University California, Santa Barbara, "The G-spot is located approximately two or three inches inside the vaginal canal on the anterior (or front) wall of the vagina. It can be found below the place where the urethra meets the bladder."

"While it is usually easiest to stimulate the G-spot with the fingers, it is also possible to stimulate this area with sex toys or during intercourse." Vibrators with a curved tip are great for G-spot stimulation.


TIPS FOR FINDING A MAN'S G-SPOT

Wait, did you say a "man's G-spot"? The male G-spot is also known as the prostate gland. If you and your partner are willing to experiment a little, he may find stimulating it pleasurable. "The best way to stimulate the prostate is to insert a well-lubricated index finger to the second knuckle inside of the anus and use a 'come hither' motion, similar to the way the female G-spot is stimulated. As with the female G-spot, stimulation of the male G-spot may at first feel uncomfortable, but with time, this feeling is often replaced with intense pleasure that is different from a typical orgasm."


CALL OFF THE SEARCH

Whether you're in camp G-spot or not, we agree with Kristen Mark of the Kinsey Institute: "More emphasis should be placed on the diversity found in women's sexual pleasure and directed away from one anatomical structure being responsible for pleasure." Meaning we should stop searching for a universal pleasure "button," and instead focus on what makes us feel good. Now that's something we can all agree on!