The Female G-Spot, Uncovered
27 Apr, 2012 - 09:31am
Men and women have long been searching for the coveted “G-spot”, an area which many have long said is only some sort of urban legend. A number of different theories have come out about the female G-spot, but many of these have been debunked or proven to be more confusing than helpful. People have searched endlessly for this “pleasure center” on the female body, only to be left disappointed time and time again.
But Dr Ostrzenski, a semi-retired Florida gynecologist, claims that he’s now uncovered the female G-Spot.
The G-spot has been renowned for giving women prolonged orgasms when stimulated. Women, of course, want to find the G-spot so that they can enjoy such pleasures, and men have been in search of it so that they can please their partners. Many couples have treated it as their own sort of personal conquest.
To find the G-spot, Dr Ostrzenski examined an 83 year old postmortem women at the Warsaw Medical University’s Department of Forensic Medicine (Poland allows for the dissection of human remains shortly after someone passes, unlike the United States). He then inspected the six distinct layers of tissue that make up a woman’s vaginal wall.
This is when Ostrzenski made his discovery. Within those six layers, he discovered what he described as a “grape-like cluster” of erectile tissue. The cluster was contained in a sac that was less than 1cm across, and it was deeply nestled between the fifth vaginal layer (the edopelvic fascia) and the sixth layer (the dorsal perineal membrane).
No wonder it’s been a challenge for people to find all of these years!
While some are celebrating at the news, there are others who aren’t supportive of Ostrzenski’s new discovery. Beverly Whipple in particular, a Rutgers University sexologist, claims that he has “fallen prey” to the urge to “simplify women’s sexuality”.
“Laying out a bundle of poorly defined tissues and calling them the G-Spot likens women’s powers of sexual pleasure to the ‘on-off switch’ that better describes men’s sexuality”, says Whipple. She is against the idea of there being one singular “spot” on a woman that can derive such pleasure.
Ostrzenski has said that he hasn’t specified exactly what tissues the G-spot is composed of or how it actually functions. He also says that he has laid no claim that the G-spot will be found in the exact same spot in every woman, or that it will be such a source of pleasure either. He acknowledges that “absolutely, there will be variation”.
Other researchers are left shrugging their shoulders, like Dr Irwin Goldstein, the editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He has said that the G-Spot “certainly doesn’t have a flag on it, like X-marks-the-spot”. He also says that Ostrzenski’s discover doesn’t diminish the fact that he has found one of the potentially several organs that give females pleasure.
The study confirms one thing: that the G-spot may actually exist after all. But the one thing that we will all still be left wondering is where, exactly, that darn spot is.