The Gräfenberg area, more commonly known as the G-spot, is a feminine sexual arousal zone that has remained unproven until recently. Theorized by a German gynecologist by the name of Ernst Gräfenberg in the 1940’s, there has been an ongoing debate about whether the spot actually exists. The debate has lasted for decades, almost since the gynecologist indicated its existence.
Many researchers and doctors deny the G-spot’s existence because of the difficulty in locating the area and because there has not been any physical evidence to support the theory. However new research has been conducted in which histological evidence has found the G-spot and verifies that the area is not a myth.
It seems that one of the inherent problems with locating that part of a woman’s body is that a lack of arousal makes it much less likely to be able to be found. Researchers state that a woman gets aroused, the area becomes swollen and is easier to locate. Otherwise, it is an internal region that merely feels slightly rougher than the surrounding tissues. Because it is difficult to locate, the controversy has continued for many years. There have been numerous studies conducted in order to find out whether the G-spot is actually real or instead accept the fact that the idea of the spot was a myth this entire time.
One of the more recent studies conducted was finalized in 2009. During this investigation, researchers forwarded the idea that as opposed to being a separate erogenous zone, instead the G-spot was actually just part of the clitoris. The investigation hypothesized that clitoral tissues actually extended all the way to the area where the elusive spot is said to be located and that, as opposed to producing orgasms from resultant stimulation of the internal area, they were actually resulting from stimulation coming from the exterior clitoris which happens to extend internally.
A Polish researcher by the name of Adam Ostrzenski published findings in The Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2012 which came from results he found due to a cadaver dissection. His findings were that there was a layer of tissue he found that could easily be considered the G-spot. However his research was considered to be invalid by a number of his critics as Ostrzenski was unable to provide any evidence of nerve endings. The author indicated that he was unable to provide such information due to dissection regulations in Poland that prevented him from appropriating such samples.
Now, current research backs up the claims from the Polish researcher. It seems that enough evidence to be in support of the spot was discovered in yet another research report, therefore it was presented at the XX FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, held in October 2012, in Rome, Italy. The studies were performed on eight consecutive cadavers in order to refute or document the evidence of the area in which Gräfenberg indicated that an erogenous zone existed.
The research was done through vaginal wall dissections and micro-dissections. The results verified that all eight women had a G-spot, that the area, which is located on a diagonal plane, was not a myth. Seven of the women had the area on the left side while the eighth had it on her right. While the sizes of the areas differed for each woman, the G-spot was officially confirmed.
By Dee Mueller
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