The G Spot. Perhaps the most controversial ‘spot’ on a women’s body. Does it exist or doesn’t it? Where the hell is it? After countless cosmo articles, talk show segments and confused men and women, science seems to have some answers on the G Spot and it most likely does not exist how we once thought it did. No matter if your vagina was created by surgery, dilation or you have never required any type of medical intervention, you probably don’t have one magical spot in your vagina that will make you see stars.
The G Spot was named after Dr Gafenberg who in the 1950's, described a pleasurable area on the front wall of the vagina that when stimulated, led to a pleasurable sensation or an orgasm. The G Spot became widely know in popular culture in 1982 with the publication of the book The G Spot: And other discoveries about human sexuality by Alice Ladas, Beverly Whipple, and John D. Perry. This popular book documented stories of women who found G Spot stimulation particularly pleasurable and orgasm inducing. And so the worldwide search for the G Spot began!
If people feel pleasure from this 'spot', what's the problem?
With more research being done in this area the evidence of an anatomical G Spot just isn't there. The pleasure some people might experience by internal pressure on the front wall of the vagina is most likely to be stimulation of the Clitoral Complex. See the page dedicated to the Clitoris for more information.
The focus on the G Spot created a type of 'orgasm hierarchy' with people placing greater importance on these vaginal (or G spot) orgasms instead of clitoral ones. The problem with this is that it puts even more pressure on women to perform and orgasm in a certain way and fails to acknowledge individual differences and the uniqueness of the female body.
In short, what works for one person might not work for another and that's ok! So if you can’t find your G spot don’t worry!
There is A LOT of information online about this topic. One podcast which I found to be informative and interesting was The Science Vs podcast episode which discussed the history of the issue and includes interviews with Beverly Whipple and Helen O'Connell. Enjoy!