I’ve been pretty fortunate to have had lovers to whom orgasm came relatively easily. While I’d like to believe that it’s due to my own skill and attentive nature, the fact is that for reasons not completely understood, a large number of women do not have orgasms during intercourse, and many can barely orgasm from masturbation. Back in the 70s and 80s, barely a month passed without the women’s magazines promoting G-spot stimulation in order to facilitate sexual satisfaction. Men were encouraged to poke around with their fingers to find the Grafenberg spot, a small area that was presumed to carry a bundle of nerve endings and located about two or three inches in on the upper wall of the vagina. Personally, I’ve had a great time over the years exploring the area, and I hope that my partners have enjoyed my explorations.
That’s why I was surprised to see this article in the UK Times Online news:
A sexual quest that has for years baffled millions of women — and men — may have been in vain. A study by British scientists has found that the mysterious G-spot, the sexual pleasure zone said to be possessed by some women but denied to others, may not exist at all.
First of all, the G-spot has been somewhat controversial, both as to the location, and to agreement of it’s actual existence. This was probably the largest single study on it since it was “discovered” in the 1950s.
In the research, 1,804 British women aged 23-83 answered questionnaires. All were pairs of identical or non-identical twins. Identical twins share all their genes, while non-identical pairs share 50% of theirs. If one identical twin reported having a G-spot, this would make it far more likely that her sister would give the same answer. But no such pattern emerged, suggesting the G-spot is a matter of the woman’s subjective opinion.
While 56% of women overall claimed to have a G-spot, they tended to be younger and more sexually active. Identical twins were no more likely to share the characteristic than non-identical twins.
This point seems to give credence to those who have claimed that the G-spot was more of a mental state, than a physical entity.
The quest for the G-spot will not be abandoned. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which is publishing Burri’s and Spector’s work this week, is planning a debate, with publication of research from the pro and anti G-spot camps.
I continue to offer my services toward this worthy study…
Meanwhile, David Matlock, a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, is credited with creating an artificial version of the G-spot. In some cases this has resulted in an over-sensitive zone which induces orgasms when, for example, women drive over bumps in the road.
And this last paragraph mentions something about which I had no idea. An artificial G-spot? Really?