The female G spot

Females require more time between zero arousal and orgasm than do men. Because of this, study of the female orgasm and ways to achieve it more quickly and more intensely has been somewhat of an obsession for many scientists throughout medical history.

One of the controversial concepts to come out of such study is the G-spot. It is named after the German gynecologist Ernst Grafenberg, who theorized such an erogenous zone through his own study of the female urinary system and building on the previous work of Dutch doctor named Regnier de Graaf. De Graaf theorized that a female erogenous zone should exist in roughly the same location as the male Prostate gland. Grafenberg and de Graaf both believed that stimulation of this region could produce a female ejaculation from an orgasm far more intense than the typical female orgasm.

During the 1980s, the G-spot developed into a cultural myth. Mention of it would cause knowing chuckles, wagging eyebrows, sly glances around a room, but very few really knew what the G-spot was, just with what it was associated.

Today, the G-spot is thought to be an erogenous area that resides a couple of inches within and on the front wall of a woman’s vagina. Stimulating this region causes female ejaculation or squirting. Among modern believers in the G-spot, some believe that it is caused by clitoral tissue that extends into the vagina while others believe it to be a soft spot that is independent of the clitoris. While there is plenty of anecdotal and experimental evidence that the region does indeed cause ejaculative orgasms for many women, there is great debate over the actual cause of this phenomenon.

To stimulate the G-spot and cause such an orgasm without sex toys designed for the purpose, there are two accepted methods. The first calls for inserting the middle finger and pointing finger into the vagina with the palm in the same direction as the woman’s face and feeling along the vaginal wall for a spot of softer tissue. Once found, using the fingers in a “come here” type motion should stimulate the G-spot. The other most accept method is using the middle and ring finger to similarly find the soft spot and move the hand repeatedly, softly driving those fingers against the G-spot. From anecdotal accounts, the person inducing the orgasm is on the right track when the woman feels like she has to pee.

Is the G-spot real? There seems to be enough evidence to say there is something to the phenomenon, but medical science has yet to nail down the cause.