In-depth probe fails to hit the G-spot
May be imaginary, researchers conclude
UK researchers have concluded that the legendary G-spot - the earth-moving button allegedly sited in the front wall of the vagina - "may be a figment of women's imagination, encouraged by magazines and sex therapists".
That's according to a King's College London team who probed 1,800 women for the benefit of readers of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and concluded there was no real proof for the Gräfenberg Spot.
The researchers' subjects were all pairs of identical and non-identical twins, who were asked whether they had a G-spot. The BBC explains that "if one did exist, it would be expected that both identical twins, who have the same genes, would report having one".
This wasn't the case, however, "and the identical twins were no more likely to share a G-spot than non-identical twins who share only half of their genes".
Professor Tim Spector, who co-authored the study, said: "Women may argue that having a G-spot is due to diet or exercise, but in fact it is virtually impossible to find real traits.
"This is by far the biggest study ever carried out and shows fairly conclusively that the idea of a G-spot is subjective."
Spector's colleague Andrea Burri expressed concern that "women who feared they lacked a G-spot might feel inadequate", and criticised: "It is rather irresponsible to claim the existence of an entity that has never been proven and pressurise women and men too."
Sexologist Beverley Whipple - whose 1982 book The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries first popularised the elusive erogenous zone - wasn't too impressed with the KCL findings. She called them "flawed", and insisted the research "discounted the experiences of lesbian or bisexual women and failed to consider the effects of having different sexual partners with different love-making techniques".
Well, we have no doubt there are many among you who'd be more than willing to participate in the hunt for the G-spot to settle the matter once and for all, and Dr Petra Boynton, a University College London sexual psychologist, rather kindly conceded: "It's fine to go looking for the G-spot but do not worry if you don't find it. It should not be the only focus. Everyone is different." ®
By just asking heterosexual women "Have you got a g-spot?" all they're doing is collating details of sexually unsatisfied straight women, not whether the g-spot exists.
As a lesbian, and a scientific one at that, I can say that my personal studies show that either every woman I've er... 'experimented on' either has a tumour about an inch and a half into their vagina, or that the ridged, firm spot that feels like a peach stone is a g-spot. Science backs me up too, saying that the tissue is analogous to prostatic tissue in men, and is partly comprised of a spongy body known as the Skene's Gland. That's what's responsible for 'squirting', female ejaculation through the paraurethral ducts. It's been seen on video and scans and found during dissection. Oh and witnessed many times in my 'lab'.
Asking people =/= physical research.
Sounds like they haven't thought of the consequences here, would you put your name to a published research paper that told the world you couldn't find the G-Spot?
Twins test is invalid where different tools used...
It would seem obvious - ever since this story was first *released* - that the ONLY reliable information obtained from this study is:
if Twin A manages to locate a partner who can find her "G" there is no guarantee at all that Twin B will have the same luck. (Unless they find a common partner). Leading to sibling rivalry of the worst sort. Twins provide an ideal test only when they are exposed to the same experimental *equipment*.
Hey maybe that's where the phrase "double blind test" really comes from.
Paris - because anyone can know where to find...