G Spot Basics

Female Orgasm A lot of misinformation exists (especially on the Internet) regarding the Grafenberg spot – aka the notorious G spot. Some people think that it is a myth, others that it is a button which, by pressing, they can experience the ultimate in sexual bliss. Some articles even link G spot stimulation to incontinence!

The G spot is neither a myth nor a magical shortcut to ultimate sexual satisfaction. The G spot is a particularly sensitive part of the female body that can, when stimulated, lead to even more intense orgasms. Read on to discover more about the G spot.

Dr. Grafenberg

Dr. Ernest Grafenberg first reported the existence of the G spot in a paper he wrote in the 1950s. He described an area of particular sensitivity on the anterior wall of a woman's vagina, along the urethra, between the back of the pubic bone and the cervix. This area was later named the G spot in honor of Dr. Grafenberg.

Interestingly enough, Dr. Grafenberg didn't see the G spot as anything particularly interesting. He thought that the female body was a collection of such sensitive areas, saying, "there is no spot in the female body from which sexual desire could not be aroused. Innumerable erotogenic spots are distributed all over the 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 partner has only to find the erotogenic zones."

Let this be a lesson to those women and men who place too much emphasis on any one part of the body.

What is the G spot?

The G spot is a quarter-sized area of the anterior (belly-side) vaginal wall that's particularly sensitive. This sensitivity is due to two anatomical characteristics. The G spot is presumed to have a higher concentration of nerve endings than the rest of the vaginal wall. Also, the G spot is very close to the paraurethral (or Skene's) glands which line a section of the urethra.

During sexual stimulation, the paraurethral glands swell and secrete a clear fluid. This swelling can be felt from the inside of a woman's vagina as a roughness (like the roof of the mouth) – hence, the G spot.

The female paraurethral glands are very similar to a male's prostate gland. These paraurethral glands secrete a clear fluid that is ejaculated from the urethra during female ejaculation. The female G spot is a corollary to a man's prostate, and prostate massage is the best way for a man to experience a G spot orgasm of his own.

What does the G spot do?

Stimulating the G spot during sex play or intercourse encourages far more intense orgasms for most women and, for some, female ejaculation.

Does everyone have a G spot?

Every woman who has paraurethral glands has a G spot. But not every woman enjoys G spot stimulation. It's a bad idea to create unrealistic expectations about any part of your body, especially one so misunderstood as the G spot.

Remember, different types of stimulation work for different women. Try stimulating the G spot during sex play and if it works for you, great. If it doesn't, don't worry about it. As Dr. Grafenberg reminds us, the female body has dozens of sensitive areas that can be stimulated during sex. Explore your body and discover those that work best for you.