The G-spot is the God of our anatomy. Everybody swears it exists—because they've felt it!—but nobody can prove it. Of course, nobody can prove it doesn't exist either; so we never give up the hope that someday it will be found. But today, ladies and gents, that hope has died. Some researchers have painstakingly pawed their way through 60 years of studies that have been done on the ol' spot and concluded once and for all that there is no such thing as a G-spot. Now before we issue a collective, terrifying scream — or raise our pitchforks in protest — let's take a deeper look into what this means.
The study, which appears in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, reviewed 29 previous studies and found no evidence of any anatomical structure that constitutes a G-spot. Anatomical structure is the key to all of this because when people talk about the G-spot, that's what they're referring to. And that, according to the study's author, Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, is what no one can put their finger on: "Without a doubt, a discrete anatomic entity called the G-spot does not exist." I know it hurts to hear, but bear with us for one more second.
Regardless of what's actually down there, the study found that a majority of ladies believe they have a G-spot, even if they've never found theirs. So why do we all think there is one? Well, just because there's not a special structure there, doesn't mean the area isn't powerful. One of the studies reviewed was a brain scan study of women who reached orgasm inside an MRI machine (not an easy task, I'm sure!). What the scans revealed was that the brain did show increased activity in the sensory cortex when the area where people believe the G-spot is was stimulated. So something is going on down there. There is no one "spot," but there is a region that is especially sensitive. Dr. Barry R. Komisaruk, who did the brain scan study, thinks it's all in how we term it: "It should be called the G-zone or G-area."
Then how exactly does the G-zone work? Well, when you put pressure on the anterior wall of the vagina, it pushes on other things in the vicinity that respond to stimuli, including the urethra and clitoris, which Dr. Komisaruk says is "shaped like a wishbone and extends further down the vagina." He says it's all about the confluence of a number of different genitally sensitive organs." Ooh, confluence. That sounds nice. Maybe we should ditch G-area and just start referring to it as "my confluence."
Whatever you call it, you can breathe a big sigh of relief because even though you've had to give up your belief in the mythical G-spot, you've traded it in for the better, even more exciting news that you're no longer limited to searching for one tiny, magical spot; now you're the proud owner of an entire G-zone. The G-world is your oyster.
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