Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The allusive G-spot

You know how I love to dissect articles; edit by adding here, deleting there, or just getting down and dirty and commenting throughout the entire piece; giving it the Neve Black kiss of approval. My friend, and fellow blog reader, K&D, or D&K sent me an interesting article this week entitled: Stumbling on the path to G-spot utopia.

Naturally, I was intrigued. I took the bait; reading through the article that mentioned an allusive G-spot.

Studies show that not every woman has a soft and spongy tissue located just inside the front of her vaginal wall, better known as the infamous G-spot. The G-spot is named after it's original founder: Dr. Ernst Grafenberg. I'm not exactly sure how this non female doctor discovered the G-spot to begin with, but the article did mention research studies.

Hmmm...G-spot research studies?

How the hell did I miss out on this research study? I feel left out; hurt actually. I knew nothing about this. Was I absent that day? Did I forget to check the yes box when choosing certain types of medical insurance and clinical research studies with my employer? To think I could have spent an entire day and maybe extended the time into the evening doing what, you ask?Achieving blind-blowing orgasms, I say, while earning a couple extra dollars all in the name of science. Damn.

Anyway, so sorry for the digression. For your reading pleasure, I've trimmed down the original article from its lengthy content, and pasted it below. I thought while you're reading, I'd skip over to Craig's List and search for any and all sexual research studies currently being offered in my area.

"For some women exploring the promised land around the urethra led only to a sense of bewilderment -- sometimes enlivened by an irritating urge to urinate. Some researchers doubted there was anything to stimulate in the first place. Scientists decided to examine the pelvises of living women using ultrasound imaging.

Published in March in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, looked at 20 women, about half of whom said they experienced "vaginal orgasms" through the stimulation of the front wall of the vagina alone.This vaginal-orgasm group tended to have slightly thicker tissue than did the clitoral-orgasm group. The team found about a 2-millimeter difference along the upper wall between the vagina and the urethra. Some women have extra-thick, sensitive, different tissue in the front wall of the vagina, whose stimulation can lead to vaginal orgasms. Other women don't.

Thick or thin, though, it's all part of natural variability. In fact, sexual variability seems to be the
rule among women, says Kim Wallen, a psychology professor at Emory University. He has explored the methods women use to experience orgasm, and how the configuration of a woman's external clitoris and vagina relate to her orgasms during intercourse. In recent work, published in February in the journal Evolution and Development, he and a colleague found that women's clitorises vary in length about three times more than men's penises do.

This might relate to why the G spot differs so wildly among women -- and also hint as to why G-spot absence need not matter so much in practice. Women's potential to have different kinds of sexual experiences is probably greater than it is in men. And the variability in women's genitalia may also reflect that there are more paths to orgasm in women than in men. Or, as Ernst Gräfenberg wrote, "There is no spot in the female body, from which sexual desire could not be aroused."

I didn't have any luck on Craig's List. Damn. G-spot? Yep, I've got one of those, but my increased desire to find a sexual research study program? How can say it? It remains allusive.


Vagina card pictured above can be purchased here via Etsy. Yes, I did notice the G-spot was not included to this vagina diagram.



Anonymous said...

Too bad you missed out on all that yummy research, but there will be many more opportunities. No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus and there is no G spot...a figment of a fertile imagination. If it is so wonderful and leads to such fantastic orgasms why did it lie low for half a century? Why surface now? Whenever the institution of sexual intercourse is challenged, the vaginal orgasm (another non-existent creature) makes its reappearance.

As a pathologist with over 50 years of experience, I can assure you that there is no anatomic entity such as the G spot. Not that there might not be an area of the paraurethral sponge that when engorged presses it way towards the vaginal wall as it does in some women...but to use that as a G spot is absurd. Why try to stimulate it with a penis when you can use your tongue (no fingers please as it tends to irritate the delicate urethral tissue and glands) to coax it ecstasy directly?
Take a look at the female genital anatomy at our web site and check out the questionnaires, it may be fun. Also don't be upset over such trival pursuit, it's all in your mind anyway.
Thanks for a provocative post and have a wonderful day.

Neve Black said...

Dr. G,
Thank you for your comments and please know, I do respect your professional view, however when someone, anyone tells something is all in my head, why do I suddenly feel all the hairs on the back of my neck start to rise?

G-spot, paraurethal sponge, slice of heaven, whatever it's called, I assure you Doctor, and Santa Claus, it does exist.

With all that said, thank you again for stepping up, and making a comment, because I surely enjoy a good sparring from time to time.

Tune in tomorrow for my posting about another erotic/medical phenomena, bruising ;-)


p.s. I will indeed check out your website and its femail diagram.

Anonymous said...

Please excuse me for lack of clarity...when I said it was all in your mind I was referring to the power of your mind as your ultimate sex organ, not to some putative psychologic problem so commonly (though inaccurately) ascribed to many women. The hairs should stand and prepare for battle if and when anyone tells you that it's all in your head!

I shall indeed look forward to your future post and I really don't envision much in the way of disagreement; although I'd love to toss it around.

Have fun and enjoy life to the fullest. "Til tomorrow.

Neve Black said...

Dr. G,
Thank you for the follow up message.

Damn. I was searching my basement for my boxing gloves (teasing).


Heidi Champa said...

Wait, Santa isn't real? Too bad. Well, I'm off to find my G-Spot. Where did I put that flashlight. ;)

Neve Black said...

Hi Heidi,
Wait, Santa isn't real? Too bad. Well, I'm off to find my G-Spot. Where did I put that flashlight. ;)

Thanks for the comment.

While your searching, better look for...what did Dr. G call it? Paraurethral sponge...? You may have better luck.