Since You Asked – Biweekly Q & A
Do you have a question you’ve been dying to ask, but didn’t know who to turn to? Well, now you do. The National Women’s Health Network has established a biweekly Q & A column where you can ask questions on a variety of topics. Those topics include contraception, abortion, sexual health, menopause & menopause hormone therapy, osteoporosis, obesity, and some aspects of heart disease. Each week we will feature a new question. See this week’s question below.
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Biweekly Column: Is the G-spot real?
The G-spot (Gräfenberg spot) is an area of the vagina alleged to contribute to an orgasm from within the walls of the vagina. A vaginal orgasm is NOT to be confused with a clitoral orgasm, which is much better understood and results from thousands of nerve endings in the clitoris and labia.
Here is what we know for certain:
Unfortunately, when it comes to the G-spot, we have more questions than answers. Researchers from the Journal of Sexual Medicine conducted the largest post-mortem study ever on the G-spot, which involved dissecting 13 female cadavers. The researchers could find no physical evidence of a G-spot.
However, this does not necessarily mean that what many women feel helps them achieve orgasm is not real. A study done by the Natural Research Journal discovered an interconnected relationship between the female sex organs. This area, called the “clitourethovaginal” when stimulated during masturbation or penetrative sex could induce orgasms.
Therefore, even though there is no physical difference in texture, velocity, or depth to distinguish any sexually gratifying place inside the vagina, the now dubbed “C-area” is well-equipped to produce orgasms.
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