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Extensive new research has found no evidence that supports the existence of the long-debated female “G-spot,” also known as the most highly sensitive erogenous zone.
And some sex experts even say the myth can be harmful to women.
The study made no attempt to conclusively pinpoint the location of a G-spot. Instead, it focused on how it is perceived among women.
For the study, 900 sets of identical and nonidentical twins were surveyed. If women had such a spot, it’s believed identical twins would each report it in similar fashion, as each shares the same genes.
However, no pattern emerged among identical twins or even nonidentical twins, who share only half their genes.
“No pattern emerged among identical or
nonidentical twins, who share only half their genes.”
“This is by far the biggest study ever carried out and shows fairly conclusively that the idea of a G-spot is subjective,” said study co-author Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiologist at King’s College of London.
“Women may argue that having a G-spot is due to diet or exercise, but in fact it is virtually impossible to find real traits,” he said.
Critics of the study point out it doesn’t consider the impact of having different lovers and that it discounts lesbians and bisexuals.
The term “G-spot” became popularized after a 1982 book of the same name, for many kicking off a lovemaking quest to find and conquer it.
However, the spot was first described more than half a century ago by a German gynecologist named Ernst Grafenberg. Some experts still refer to it as the Grafenberg spot.
Some experts say while there’s no harm in looking, there’s also no proof it’s real. Others contend it creates a false level of sexual satisfaction that can leave some feeling inadequate.
Source: The Journal of Sexual Medicine.