The female G-spot aroused attention in 1980 at a conference of sexology in Dallas, organized by the Society for Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS). Dr. Beverly Hill and Dr. John Perry claimed that there is a spot on the front vaginal wall, which is extremely sensitive to deep pressure. They called it the G-spot, after Dr. Gräfenberg who described the area in the 50’s. (Dr. Gräfenberg collaborated incidentally with Dr. Dickinson whom we referred to earlier).
The G-spot is located between the vagina and the erectile tissue surrounding the urethra, the urethral sponge. This tissue swells with blood when aroused. Dr. Whipple and Dr. Perry assumed that the female G-spot consists of a complex network of blood vessels, the para-urethral glands (see further section on Female Ejaculation) and nerve-fibres and nerve-ends.
The G-spot surfaces when a woman is highly aroused just before or after orgasm. Just as there is a variety in the size and form of women’s breasts, the G-spot can be as small as a pea or as big as the kernel of a peach.
Also deeper inside in the anterior wall of the vagina there is a cluster of nerve-ends called the A-zone.
Let us quote the statements by Dr. Perry and Dr. Whipple:
- When properly stimulated, the Gräfenberg spot swells and leads to orgasm in many women.
- At the moment of orgasm, many women ejaculate a liquid through the urethra that is chemically similar to male ejaculate but contains no sperm.
- As a result of stimulation of the G-spot, women often have a series of orgasms.
- For many women it is difficult to stimulate the G-spot in the missionary position. Other positions work better.
- Using a diaphragm for birth control interferes with stimulation of the G-spot in some women.
- Because they believe they are urinating, many women are embarrassed about ejaculating. Thinking the same thing, their partners often belittle them, which is one reason many women have learned to suppress orgasm.
- The strength of a woman’s pubococcygeus muscle is directly related to her ability to reach orgasm during intercourse.
- Women can learn to strengthen their pubococcygeus muscles or to relax them if they are tense.
- If men increase the strength of their pubococcygeus muscles, they too can learn to become multiply orgasmic and separate orgasm from ejaculation.
Ladas, Whipple and Perry: The G-spot and other Discoveries about Human Sexuality. 1982.