There is no scientific evidence of the existence of the g-spot.
Yes, we said it. And if you’re left scratching your head, you’re not alone. After all, how can there be so many sex toys, so much porn, and so many hundreds of articles and books about something that doesn’t exist? Let us walk you through it.
The g-spot has been discussed in literature since the 11th century but was first described in 1953 by Dr. Ernst Gränfenberg. The location of the g-spot is commonly thought to be 2-3 inches up the front wall of the vagina and has been described as a spongy or textured area that responds to firm, repetitive pressure. Orgasms through stimulation of the g-spot have also been widely thought to be the trigger for squirting, or female ejaculation.
Over the decades there have been many studies involving the g-spot, but the results have been varied and inconclusive. In 2017 the largest post-mortem anatomical study conducted to date found no evidence of a specific g-spot.
It is important to remember and respect that some vulva owners do feel intense pleasure and experience orgasms and /or squirting by stimulating what they describe as their g-spot. We absolutely believe that to be true.
The problem is that g-spot has been made out by the media and in porn to be a hot button of sexual pleasure that will give you the biggest, best, juiciest orgasms of your life. That you will be squirting across the room like a firehose and succumb to raptures of ecstasy.
Exaggeration? Only slightly.
After all, we know that the media and porn industry have a flair for dramatics. And what could be more sensational than pushing the right button in the right way for guaranteed pleasure beyond your wildest dreams? If only you can find it, that is.
The fact is that only ¼ to 1/3 of vulva owners climax from vaginal penetration alone, and for those who do enjoy penetration, there are so many different ways, positions, and internal areas that can feel pleasurable. It seems unfair and misleading to send everybody hunting for one elusive spot, particularly when vulvas are already equipped with the only human organ specifically designed for sexual pleasure: the Clitoris.
If you are unfamiliar with the anatomy of the clitoris, prepare to have your mind blown. That little nub you see and feel on the outside? That is literally the tip of the pleasure iceberg. The clitoris is made up of erectile tissue (the same as in the penis) and reaches into your pelvis with a bulb and two branches called the crura that all fill with blood and become engorged when aroused (again, just like a penis). When the clitoris is deeply aroused from the inside, it enlarges, and can press against the front wall of the vagina.
So, is that pressure what g-spot arousal really is? Turns out the answer is a bit more complex, just like our bodies. And, just like our bodies, it will be different for every person.
When the clitoral bulb and crura are aroused and enlarged, they increase pressure on other structures in the same area and can create pleasurable sensations. In the same neighborhood, you have the urethra, which is where urine passes through, as well as the Skene’s gland, which is responsible for fluid ejaculation before and during orgasm. If you are a g-spot pleasure seeker, you may be familiar with the concept that g-spot stimulation can make you feel like you need to pee and now know why.
Some scientists are now proposing the g-spot should be renamed the g-zone to better represent the complexity of what is involved but that is controversial as well. Focusing on internal, penetrative pleasure alienates so many vulva owners who do not enjoy penetration, or who do not feel the arousal through penetration alone.
The truth is that our anatomy is complex and incredibly varied. The study of human sexuality is in its infancy, and we are learning more every day. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU if you have never found your g-spot because, as it turns out, scientists can’t find it either. Instead, focus on self exploration and what brings you the most pleasure so you can become the expert on your own body.