The study highlighting the continuing scientific fascination with the mythical G-spot, a doctor claims he did find physical evidence that the elusive erogenous zone is real.
His work is described as the first in the “scientific-clinical literature” to document the anatomical existence, location and size of the G-spot, reports The Montreal Gazette.
Dr Ostrzenski of the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, Florida, said it was a “well-delineated sac structure” on the perineal membrane, precisely 8.1mm long and 3.6mm wide.
He concluded: “This study confirmed the anatomic existence of the G-spot, which may lead to a better understanding and improvement of female sexual function.”
The G-spot was given its name after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist who claimed to have discovered it in 1950.
According to The Telegraph, the theory has been maintained ever since by sex therapists, who have claimed some women need coaching to find it and experience the full pleasure of sex.
Nonetheless, the study has faced a wave of skeptic reviews from critics, who question how a theory based on a sample size of one could be representative of all women.
In January, a study conducted by U.S. and Israeli researchers who, after reviewing dozens of studies published over 61 years, failed to find “strong and consistent evidence of an anatomical site that could be related to the famed G-spot.”
However, the G-spot, the scientists said that time, has spawned a multimillion-dollar industry of books, videos and products, “all designed to help women and their sexual partners reach a different and better type of orgasm.”
They added that “cultural glorification of the G-spot” had led to widely advertised but unproven G-spot “augmentation” procedures that involve injecting women with human-engineered collagen to enhance their sexual stimulation.
“The G-spot story is like the hunt for the Holy Grail done with a divining rod,” said Dr. Leonore Tiefer, a professor in the department of psychiatry at New York University. “‘I’ve got it,’ ‘no, over here,’ ‘no, over there,’ ‘darn it, well, keep looking,'” said Tiefer.
She supposed that research focused on the biology of sexuality doesn’t include such necessary factors as the influences of age, education, social class, sexual experience, relationship status and other social issues.
“This autopsy dissection of the genitalia of an 83-year-old Polish woman about whose sex life we know absolutely nothing is an archetypal example . . . A ‘bluish grape-like composition?’ A sac that no one has ever heard of before?”
However, Ostrzenski said he is prepared for the skeptics. “The majority of physicians believe (the G-spot) doesn’t exist,” he said.”It was a controversy, and it’s still going to continue. They will be skeptical about anything.”
The doctor predicted that the results of his study could have a potential impact “on the practice and clinical research in the field of female sexual function.”
Social psychologist Petra Boynton admitted that studies aimed to prove, or, vice versa, disprove the existence of the G-spot only confuse issues around women, sex and sexuality.
“We don’t know anything about this woman or what her sex-life was like,” said Boynton, a lecturer in International Health Services Research at University College London.
The research “for obvious reasons, is going to be popular” in the media, she said. But, “it makes people really anxious about their bodies.”