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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The G-Spot

The Gräfenberg spot, or G-spot, is a small area in the genital area of women behind the pubic bone and surrounding the urethra. It is named after a German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg. It is the same as, or part of, the urethral sponge, the site of Skene's glands. While once believed to be nothing more than a dense collection of nerve endings more recent scientific evidence has shown that the G-spot is the "female prostate." It is located on the top side of the vagina, about half way between the pubic bone and cervix, when a female is lying down on her back. When this spot is stroked, there is a sensation or urge to urinate, but if the stroking is continued during sexual arousal it can be sexually pleasurable for females (Shibley Hyde, J. and DeLamater, J.D., Understanding Human Sexuality, Eighth Edition (2003)). It is reported to consist of a system of glands (Skene's glands) and ducts that surround the urethra (Heath, 1984). Some authors write that you must press "deeply" into the tissue with two fingers to reach it with any effectiveness. The significance of the G-spot is that some women report that it is a highly sensitive area that under the right conditions can be very pleasurable if stimulated. For some women, it can be a primary source of stimulation leading to orgasm during intercourse while having sex in positions that use the penis to stimulate the frontal wall of the vagina. Other women report no particular stimulation, and some say that it feels as if they need to urinate.

Stimulation of the G-spot (through the front wall of the vagina) promotes a more vigorous and satisfying orgasm, and is possibly the cause of female ejaculation from the Skene's glands, contained in the urethral sponge. Such stimulation requires a somewhat opposite thrust to that required to obtain maximal clitoral stimulation via the penis, and is often referred to in the vernacular as "riding high".

The G-spot may not be just one discrete spot. Natalie Angier contends that it is merely the deep nerves of the clitoris as they pass through the tissue to connect with the spinal column. The clitoris has deep roots and may in fact change in size and slightly change in location as hormone levels fluctuate throughout a woman's life.

The shape of the penis determines which sexual positions best reach the G-spot. For instance, in missionary position intercourse, a penis that curves upward has a natural ability to exert more pressure on the front wall of the vagina. A man whose penis is uncurved or curves downward may find the doggy style position more suitable for stimulating the G-spot as the curve works against the front wall.

Stimulation of the G-spot through the use of a finger or tongue is possible through the combined pressure of pushing down on the clitoris while arcing the tongue or finger upwards in a beckoning motion. The finger or tongue must be approximately 1-3 inches (2.54-7.62 cm) inside the vagina for this to work. However, different individuals require different forms of stimulation.

The term 'G-spot' is also used by analogy as a slang term for the prostate gland in men, which may be stimulated through anal play or by pressing on the perineum (skin directly beneath the scrotum).