The BBC has reported that the elusive erogenous zone said to exist in some women may be a myth, according to researchers who have “hunted” for it.
Their study is the biggest yet, involving 1,800 women, and it found no proof. The King’s College London team believe the G-spot may be a figment of women’s imagination, encouraged by magazines and sex therapists.
But sexologist Beverley Whipple, who helped popularize the G-spot idea, said the work was “flawed,” claiming researchers had discounted the experiences of lesbian or bisexual women and failed to consider the effects of having different sexual partners with different love-making techniques.
The women in the study, who were all pairs of identical and non-identical twins, were asked whether they had a G-spot. If one did exist, it would be expected that both, who have the same genes, would report having one. But this pattern did not emerge.
Dr. Petra Boynton, a sexual psychologist at University College London, said: “It’s fine to go looking for the G-spot but do not worry if you don’t find it. It should not be the only focus. Everyone is different.”
The Gräfenberg Spot, or G-Spot, was named in honour of the German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg who described it over 50 years ago. It is said to sit in the front wall of the vagina some 2-5cm up.
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