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What is the G Spot?

explaining the g spot

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Updated June 23, 2014

The g spot was named for the German physician Ernst Grafenberg who first described "an erotic zone located on the anterior wall of the vagina along the course of the urethra that would swell during sexual stimulation."

By all non-medical accounts the g spot is just that. It isn’t a specific “spot” as much as it is an area that responds to stimulation. There are a variety of different theories as to what the g spot is and why it might feel good.

One line of thinking is that the g spot is better described as the female prostate gland, and that like the male prostate it is sensitive to pressure and stimulation. Researchers have also noted that stimulating this area (called the anterior wall, but it is the side nearest your belly button) is likely also stimulating the internal clitoral body and the urethra, both of which are also sensitive to stimulation and can be the sources of great sexual excitement.

For some women the g spot is an area that can bring deep and intense orgasms. For other women stimulating the area called the g spot just makes them feel like they have to pee. For some women stimulating the area does little or nothing. Maybe the most important thing about the g spot is just the idea of talking about your body, and exploring your own body and your own sexual response, inch by inch. You may not find anything exciting where x marks the “g spot” but oh the things you can find during the treasure hunt!

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Published December 24, 2005.

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