Well, now it’s our turn to deal with the topic. As controversial as the final ending of the Sopranos or the love between Sam and Frodo, the G-spot has filled thousands of pages of text (some serious, others not so much). It's been dealt with as though it were the Holy Grail or the pleasure version of the philosopher's stone. Its supporters insist that there is nothing quite like it (for testimonies like these, there's nothing like resorting to first-hand stories narrated in great detail in Heat magazine). Its detractors maintain that it's a hoax with no scientific basis whatsoever. A magic button, an overwhelmingly sensitive pleasure zone, or a complete myth? Should we look for it inside the vagina or is it a new job for Yvette Fielding and her team of celebrity ghost hunters? If scientists, obstetricians and gynaecologists can't come to an agreement, then what chance do we have? Empirical evidence (more or less), based on a quick survey around the office. Conclusion: the sexual and anatomical information we have access to, although extensive and varied, has some rather significant chasms. Where is the G-spot? Is there are clitoral orgasm and a vaginal one? Is the G-spot a lottery that you may or may not win once in a lifetime?
Let's take a trip back in time. From the mouth of the father of psycholanalysis Sigmund Freud, came the theory that some women had vaginal orgasms, while others took the clitoral route to pleasure. He further added that the first group were typical of mature and fulfilled women, while those that inhabited the second were infantile and puerile creatures. How about that then? Moving swiftly on, In the 1940s German physician Ernst Gräfenberg discovered an erogenous zone on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the urethra. He linked this area to the orgasm and female ejaculation in his article "The role of the urethra in female orgasm" (International Journal of Sexology, 1950; 3: 145- 148). In the 1980s, and with Gräfenberg already pushing up the daisies, doctors Ladas, Whipple and Perry followed up on his work and named this particular area the ‘Gräfenberg Spot’, ,(in short G-spot — Gräfenberg was far too long and wasn't much of a headline grabber).
G-spot — a reality or a complete myth?
Once it was named, well, it had to exist — and that's how the party started. "Find your G-spot in three easy steps", "Five positions to reach your G-spot", "Tricks to stimulate your G-spot", or "G-spot: find it anyway you can!". If you don't know how to fill pages or you need a news item with millions of hits — the G-spot never fails. It's like the Meryl Streep of the cast — a safe bet. The instructions for finding it also vary. So far, we've seen that it can be found between 3 and 5 centimetres, between 3 and 6 centimetres, and between 5 and 8 centimetres from the opening of the vagina (the last being practically in your throat).
Studies carried out on the subject don't shed much light on it either. For some, it just doesn't exist and for others it's a perfectly defined region. There are also those who insist that by exerting pressure on the front of the vagina, you can reach the ‘internal structure of the clitoris’. The most exotic thing we’ve read is that the G spot is an undeveloped prostate that fails to mature in a female’s body due to the lack of a Y Chromosome. And the most dangerous? Surgery aimed at improving the sensitivity of the G-spot (perhaps things are getting a little out of hand).
In any case, its strongest advocates recommend searching for it lying down, inserting your finger, and moving it in a "come hither" motion. Certain sexual positions such as the woman on top, or the woman lying on a table while the man penetrates her standing up, will also help to stimulate the G-spot. And, how could we forget? Certain sex toys will do the job quite nicely. There’s a whole range of adult toys designed for that very purpose. Our advice? The search for pleasure will never be a waste of time. What's more, there are some fantastic G-spot vibrators with clitoral suction function incorporated (so you don't have to choose). We have many erogenous zones, enjoy each one of them — and don't waste your time in an eternal search for the Ark of the Covenant. As Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Professor at the Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western University (USA), puts it, “The G-spot is more likely to be found in a woman's brain, not her vagina”. After all, it's the most powerful erogenous zone we have.