G marks the spot

The exact location of the Gräfenberg spot, better known as the G-spot, has been hotly debated for decades by scientists and sexologists alike. First documented by German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, after whom it is named, the supposed focal point of intense pleasure has been a mystery, but there has been nothing but anecdotal evidence from those claiming to have found the spot or reaching orgasm from it, to support its existence… until now.

Emmanuele Jannini, at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, claims to have the first anatomical evidence of the spot and can even explain why some women and their long-suffering partners find it impossible to locate.

Jannini has found differences in the vaginal walls of women who can climax through vaginal stimulation alone and others who cannot. It seems that the tissue between the vagina and urethra for the latter is thinner which may be linked to their inability to orgasm. Basically, Jannini told New Scientist that by using ultrasound he could identify exactly where the G-spot is in the woman and also if she has one at all.

So it seems that this sexual myth could be proved true very soon and women and men all over the world will know exactly where to find the glorious G-spot. And Mr Jannini will forever be known as the first man to actually find the G-spot – quite an accolade.

On the flipside though, that glimmer of hope may be gone for those who have been trying in vain to find the elusive point. It seems like with many things in life, you’ve either got it or you don’t…

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