I’m not usually one to “disagree” with science. It’s science and all equally accurate or faulty until some better technology comes along in a few centuries that overturns everything we believe is true. That’s how history works. But as to the recent findings of a team of scientists proving that there is no such thing as the female G-spot…I beg to differ.
The term “G-spot” was conjured up by Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, who in 1950 scientifically detailed a 1- to 2-centimeter area inside of the vaginal wall that’s shaped like a bean and is one the major erogenous zones on the female body. The idea itself was not new, as the existence of such a thing appears in ancient texts like the Kama Sutra and the Jayamangala scripts of 11th century India. But only after Gräfenberg’s 1950 discovery did Western thought began to take the idea seriously, and in spite the quest to find and identify the G-spot as part of the female anatomy, modern medicine has turned up nothing conclusive. Studies have shown that there is an area of thicker tissue in many women, but it’s not the kind of thing one could reliably locate like an organ or gland. Meanwhile, sex guides teaching women how to find or help their partners find their G-spots became the norm, and most women still believe the G-Spot exists even if they can’t find it on their own bodies.
But a team of scientists who surveyed a massive amount of data — 96 complete studies in all — find that “without a doubt, a discreet anatomic entity called the G-spot does not exist.”
I expect this conversation to come up every few years because the idea that there is such a thing as a G-spot is not going anywhere, and its persistence will likely earn curious scientists the grant money to look into it. But I have to call foul on the fact that in all of human history there can be any part of the female anatomy that is still in dispute. We’re still trying to discover body parts? Is it really that complicated or is it all in our heads? Conventional wisdom says that sexual arousal is 90% mental, anyway…has the myth of the G-spot become so pervasive that its influence over our sexual behavior is part of life whether there’s such a thing as a G-spot or not?
Read more at Huffington Post.
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