History of the G-Spot

History of the G-Spot 

The G stands for Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist. Back in the 1940′, when he was researching different methods of birth control, Ernst Grafenberg, assiduous and observant, discovered what he described as a bean-shaped patch of erectile tissue in the front of the wall of the vagina. It was according to his instructions, directly behind the pubic bone.

When Ernst Grafenberg began studying women’s sexuality in the 1930s, female orgasms seemed to be a cruel myth. In 1950, he published his seminal paper “The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm,” where he identified what he considered to be a patch of erectile tissue in the front of the vagina near the pubic bone. In the paper, he notes that when inserting a finger in the vagina to examine the urethra, women would positively respond if the finger touched this mysterious spot. Ah, science.Grafenberg described this bean shaped patch as a sort of second clitoris. He claimed that when stimulated by pressure on this spot women had what he described as a vaginal orgasm. 

This may not seem a significant discovery, but during the late 1940’s, when most of Grafenberg’s research was being performed, a debate had risen among scientists over whether or not the human female was even truly capable of orgasm, and if so, whether there was just one center of sexual pleasure (the clitoris), or whether the human female had other areas within her body capable of stimulating her to orgasm.

More recently three American authors, Ladas, Whipple and Perry have that the G-Spot is a sort of female prostate gland and it has even been argued that the spot, patch or gland secrets special fluid during orgasm, a claim which has given rise to the suggestion that women may really ejaculate when they reach a climax.

Of greatest impact on societal acceptance of sexuality was Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a Harvard-trained professor of biology at Indiana University. In the summer of 1938, Indiana University offered for the first time a course on “marriage,” a class dealing specifically with sexual attitudes and practices. Dr. Kinsey was selected to be coordinator of the course, heading up a staff culled from the departments of law, economics, sociology, philosophy, medicine, and biology. To increase his capacity in this regard, he started doing informal research into the subject of human sexuality, which led to an ever-increasing interest in the subject. Soon he began conducting in-depth scientifically conducted interviews, but this research created some controversy among academia.

There is still some confusion about whether or not the G-Spot really exist, how it works and precisely what its function is. Gynaecologists who still haven’t identified the spot claim that to look for it would be distinctly unethical and professionally hazardous since if they found it their patients might get the wrong idea. Pathologists, who have claimed that they haven’t been able to find the bean-shaped patch when dissecting cadavers, have been told that the G-Spot atrophies in older women. 

Perhaps, when it comes down to it, it’s the looking for the G-Spot that matters. Rather than finding it. 

Today we see there are lots of people who talks about G-Spot and how it works though there are only a few who actually runs to the deep understanding what G-Spot actually means. 


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