December 18, 2008
Italian Researcher Helps Women Discover Their G Spot
In February, researchers learned that the elusive and semi-mythical G spot had been captured on ultrasound for the first time.
Clear anatomical differences were discovered between women who claim to have vaginal orgasms - triggered by stimulation of the front vaginal wall without any simultaneous stimulation of the clitoris - and those that don't, according to Emmanuele Jannini at the University of L'Aquila in Italy.
New research suggests that women who orgasm during penetrative sex have a thicker area of tissue in the region between the vagina and urethra, meaning a simple scan could separate out the lucky "haves" from the "have-nots".
Jannini now claims to have evidence that women who have this thicker tissue can be "taught" to have vaginal orgasms.
The study used ultrasound scans on 30 women and uncovered G spots in just eight of them. When these women were asked if they had vaginal orgasms during sex, only five of them said yes. However, when the remaining three were shown their G spots on the scan and given advice on how to stimulate it, two of them subsequently "discovered" the joy of vaginal orgasms.
"This demonstrated, although in a small sample, the use of [vaginal ultrasound] in teaching the vaginal orgasm," Jannini says.
The researchers said none of the have-nots had vaginal orgasms either before or after the scans. The results were presented at the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine in Rome in November.
Jannini is now investigating whether hirsute women are more likely to have G spots since they have higher levels of testosterone and both the clitoris and the G spot are thought to respond to the hormone.
Jannini is also optimistic that women with a small G spot can "grow" it with practice.
"I fully agree that the use makes the organ. I do expect an increase with frequent use." So perhaps the only way to make the most of your G spot, if you have one, is to get practicing."
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