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So, where is the G-Spot? I can’t seem to find it…

According to Dr. Gräfenberg’s original work from 1950, “Innumerable erotogenic spots are distributed all over the (female) body, from where sexual satisfaction can be elicited; these are so many that we can almost say that there is no part of the female body which does not give sexual response… The anterior wall of the vagina along the urethra is the seat of a distinct erotogenic zone...”

The article is fascinating, an easy read, and highly recommended: Grafenberg article

Sadly, misleading interpretations of the original work followed, and morphed into a costly fad that has lasted for generations: coining the term Gräfenberg Spot, or G-Spot, defining it as a bean-shaped area in the vagina and presumed to be an erogenous zone for the female, writing books about it, implementing it in sexual counseling, including it in treatment consideration, and implying that your sexual satisfaction is dependent of interaction with the G-spot.

A Holy Grail?  The existence of the G-Spot has always been controversial and only now, with advanced sophisticated imaging devices, can we be closer to a definitive conclusion.

In their recent study titled, “Is the Female G-Spot Truly a Distinct Anatomical Entity?” Kilchevsky  and colleagues assert that  “…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… It shouldn’t be called a Holy Grail… People should just get pleasure where they can. Don’t look for some ultimate gratification.”

Is it surprising that men and women of all walks of life still keep looking for the G-spot? And feeling inadequate for not finding it? How many clinicians know the truth?


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vaginismus specialist Dr. Ditza Katz team member Women's Therapy Center

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