January 20, 2012
The Elusive G-spot: Even Scientists Can’t Find It!
Many an intrepid lover has sought in vain for that legendary spring of erogenous pleasure known in pop culture simply as ℠the G-spot´. Yet mounting research suggests that the mythical female sexual organ may be just that: a myth.
A team of scientists recently reviewed some 100 scientific studies on sexuality conducted over the past sixty years, and they say there´s simply no conclusive evidence corroborating the existence of the G-spot.
“Objective measures have failed to provide strong and consistent evidence for the existence of an anatomical site that could be related to the famed G-spot,” explained Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, the study´s lead researcher and a urologist at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
More likely the product of a culture with an exaggerated fascination with sexuality, Kilchevsky says women (and men) should stop feeling bad about not being able to find the purported female pleasure center.
“Lots of women feel almost as though it is their fault they can´t find it. The reality is that it is probably not something, historically or evolutionarily, that should even exist.”
A portion of the study involved examining tissue samples from women´s erogenous zones. While some studies indicated the existence of slightly more nerve endings in the ℠G-spot area´, others actually reported finding fewer–just another indicator that every (female) body is different.
The G-spot, whether fact or fiction, draws its name from its ℠inventor´, the famous German gynecologist Ernst Grafenburg who pioneered the concept in the early 1950s.
The researchers say that their results, published in this week´s Journal of Sexual Medicine, corroborate the findings of a similar study conducted in 2010 at King´s College in London.
The 2010 study examined some 1,800 women, all of whom were either identical or non-identical twins. According to developmental biology, if the G-spot were, in fact, a physiological phenomenon, then twins would both be expected to have one and to have it in the same place.
What the researchers found, however, was that there was no correlation between twin sisters who believed that they had one and those who didn´t. The twins of sisters who claimed to have a G-spot were just as likely to believe that they didn´t have one as to think that they did.
However, several French researchers have said "au contraire" to their British counterparts, disputing the conclusions drawn from the recent studies on procedural grounds.
At a recent “G-Day” gynecological conference in Paris, the French gynecologist Sylvain Mimoun insisted that English researchers have simply been “barking up the wrong tree.”
“It is not a question of genetics but of use,” added the imminent researcher, indicating that the G-spot is something that a woman has to nurture with frequent use.
Mimoun´s colleague Odile Buisson pins the failure of the Brits to discover the G-spot on “medical machismo” and points out that the erogenous zone can be detected using medical imaging scans.
Dr. Kilchevsky admits that just because medical science hasn´t yet found physical proof of the G-spot doesn´t mean that people should stop looking for. He just hopes the study will help alleviate the concerns of women who can´t seem to reach the fabled vaginal orgasm.
With so much anecdotal evidence–some 56% of women claim to have a G-spot–the fact that scientists can´t find it shouldn´t discourage couples from hunting for it.
“Reliable reports and anecdotal testimonials of the existence of a highly sensitive area [...] demand further consideration,” they wrote in their report.
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