The conversation around female pleasure. and how it ties into the famed G-spot, is still shrouded in mystery.
The G-spot is a sexual grail of sorts: finding it and getting it to work its magic and provoke such reactions as squirting is something that is much talked and written about. With all kinds of confusion and doubts as to whether it is even there…
What the G-spot is and why you should stop focusing on it so much
Over the past few years, many studies have questioned the existence of a G-spot. A number of publications denied there was such a thing as a specific part of the vagina capable of providing superior pleasure; nerve endings are in fact evenly distributed and no specific spot shows greater sensitivity.
The G-spot is very much a cultural construction, one that reflects a highly penetration-centric, heterosexual perspective on sex. Despite the fact only 6% of vagina-havers manage to climax through penetrative sex! As stated on previous occasions, the clitoris is the only organ that is entirely dedicated to pleasure (the external glans clitoridis especially), and its the main reason why penetration might be pleasurable. One might indeed observe how the roots of the clitoris are located right where the G-spot is believed to be.
Where you may (or may not) find the G-spot and how to look for it
The G-spot myth started back in 1982 thanks to Ernst Grafenberg (whose initial gave it its name), and later Ladas, Perry, Jannini… Many people have researched the G-spot and confirmed its existence. More so than speculations about mysterious keys to unlocking the elusive female orgasm, what we really need is to spend less time looking for the G-spot and more time getting a proper sexual and sentimental education as expressed by sexologist Vincenzo Puppo.
Observing the anatomy of vulvas and vaginas, it seems the G-spot is located on the vaginal canal’s anterior wall, right where the roots of the clitoris meet. This part of the clitoris is also where the paraurethral glands (or Skene glands) can be found. They are responsible for the secretion of the ejaculatory fluid that comes out of the micro-orifices located along the edge of the urethra. It is also believed they are partly responsible for squirting*.
*Squirting, made popular by porn culture, isn’t the same as ejaculation and isn’t always an indication of orgasm. Expelled by the urethra, squirting fluid is in most cases a mechanical reaction to direct stimulation of the bladder and paraurethral glands.
So, is the G-spot basically part of the clitoris?
The many things we hear and read on the G-spot might just end up getting in the way of simple fun and pleasure. If we are set on exploring our body, patience and observation are key. Stimulating this somewhat “spongy” area is merely a way to stimulate the clitoris from a different angle. What we now know as the clitourethrovaginal complex (or CUV) can be reached using fingers or a vibrator with a specifically engineered shape. Referring to it as a complex rather a mere spot does show just how everything is interconnected and precisely engineered.
So while we may not have the ultimate answer as to how the CUV complex works and whether the G-spot is worth questioning ourselves over, we can keep exploring and providing all the right tools and resources to do it in the best possible way.
Determinants of female sexual orgasms – Osmo Kontula, Researcher Professor, PhD and Anneli Miettinen, Researcher, MSSc
Beyond the G-spot: clitourethrovaginal complex anatomy in female orgasm – Emmanuele A. Jannini, Odile Buisson & Alberto Rubio-Casillas
Morphological characterization of the female prostate (Skene’s gland or paraurethral gland) of Lagostomus maximus maximus
Bliss Club: Sex tips for creative lovers by Jüne Plã