Scientists claim the G-Spot doesn't exist but they've found something else
When it comes to female orgasms, you've probably heard about the G-Spot.
For the past thirty years everyone has been trying to pinpoint this mysterious area in the search for better sex.
It first came about in the 80s when Beverly Whipple first coined the term as a particular area inside the vagina which could trigger orgasm.
But over the past three decades many people have had fruitless searches for this fabled erogenous zone. So the Science Vs podcast wanted to find out whether it really exists so they went to see Whipple, who is now a professor of nursing at Rutgers University.
Whipple has spoken to The Sun about how she found the G-Spot (which she named the Grafenberg Spot, after Dr. Ernst Grafenberg who documented the phenomenon back in the 50s) while studying women who thought they were peeing during orgasms.
When studying women, Whipple and her team inserted two fingers into the patients' vaginas and felt around for sensitive areas.
“You go all around the vaginal wall,” she explained, ''from 12 o’clock, to 3 o’clock, to 6 o’clock and so on, saying, ‘How does this feel? How does this feel?’
“Between 11 and 1 o’clock, at the front wall of the vagina, we got a lot of smiles.”
Whipple went on to write a book entitled The G Spot and Other Discoveries of Human Sexuality and was invited on a series of big TV shows to talk about her findings.
While many of us are still puzzled about what The G-Spot is and exactly where it is, new research has been undertaken to try and shed more light on the matter.
A number of studies have been done but there is still no conclusive, irrefutable evidence that they G-Spot exists. One study even said it's “a sort of gynaecological UFO: much searched for, much discussed, but unverified by objective means.”
Helen O'Connell, professor of urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has studied and even dissected dozens of vaginas in her career and she can't find proof.
She says her work “did not seem to show anything in the vaginal wall that would be a direct anatomical structure leading to that experience.”
In short, there is nothing down there of note where the fabled G-Spot is supposed to be.
It's clear that some women have a sensitive spot that Whipple claims to have recorded in her research. So what is it?
Well, O'Connell and other scientists reckon it might not be a spot at all.
Instead they believe it could be a combination of parts of the clitoris, urethra and vagina which appear to share the same blood supply and nerves.
The clitoris is much larger and more complex than scientists first though and in O'Connell's 1998 research, she reported that the organ has two arms that extend down, called bulbs, and two legs, called crura, that can go back up to 9cm.
Now after further research, which has shown that these three areas can push and stimulate each other during sex, she has coined a new term - the CUV Complex.
This stands for the Clitoral, Urethral Vaginal Complex - a whole area which she believes is responsible for orgasm when pressed.
O'Connell wants to get rid of the term G-Spot which she thinks is misleading people that there is a tiny spot to be found.
“That somehow if you touch it enough or thrust it harder, that somehow magic is going to occur, she told the paper. Well that’s just a really bad paradigm.''