Thursday, January 14, 2010

gesundheit? gefilte?

Over 50 years ago German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg described what he thought was a "spot" in a woman's vagina that, if stimulated properly, would lead to orgasm.

New research suggests that such a "spot" may not exist.

Claims about a G-spot are quite curious to me - it seems as if, given the wide array of technology we have access to, if such a spot existed (defined as a bundle or accumulation of nerves), it would be fairly simple (although perhaps expensive) to definitively define said location. Sure, it might be like any organ, slightly different in every person, but with general characteristics. We can illuminate nerve tissue, watch blood flow, measure a variety of variables both in live individuals and cadavers. Is it really so difficult?

Anatomically, it would make more sense to me that the G-spot is nothing more than the location in the vagina where stimulation affects the clitoral nerves.

But what do I know?

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