Ever since the writings of Dr. Ernst Grafenberg were brought to the public’s attention in 1982 in the book, The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality, there has been a controversy over what is a G-Spot, whether the G Spot exists at all, where it can be found and if all women have one. In reality, Gräfenberg only uses the word “spot” twice and he uses it to make the opposite point to the way it has been popularly used. He states that “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.”
G Spot Location
What has been popularly but erroneously called the G Spot is the area on the upper wall of the vagina, through which the urethral or “Skene’s” glands can be felt. It is the media, which picked up the term G Spot because of the book, that has promulgated the notion of a G Spot on the anterior wall of the vagina itself. The search for a G Spot on the anterior wall of the vagina, as opposed to searching for the urethral glands through the anterior wall is contributing to the difficulty of finding a single G Spot and the controversy as to whether the G-Spot exists at all.
The articles on DoctorG.com regarding the G Spot are intended to offer accurate definitions and to highlight how the use of the term G-Spot has contributed to misconceptions and a lack of understanding of the function of the urethra and its glands and ducts as an erogenous zone. The term G-Spot is not a useful metaphor to describe the anatomical basis of the female erogenous experience of stimulation of the upper vaginal wall. The term G-Spot only contributes to the confusion. It is Doctor G’s position that a more accurate and descriptive term, such as the female prostate or prostata feminina, should make it easier for everyone to understand the issues involved and to better serve women’s health needs.
The Role of the Urethra in Female Orgasm By Ernest Gräfenberg, M.D. In order to further public awareness and knowledge regarding this controversy, we are posting a verbatim copy of the 1950 article, from which the term G Spot was suppose to originate. The term G Spot...read more