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Science Looks for the G-Spot

Oh yeah, oh yeah, right there, science.

Men and science have long searched for the elusive G-spot, the erogenous zone that some say curls toes, sends flutters of joy through the body and gives the neighbors a quick update on the satisfaction level of your sex life. In the face of decades of doubt that the G-spot actually exists, Adam Ostrzenski, director of the Institute of Gynecology in St Petersburg, claims he found it and has published "G-Spot Anatomy: A New Discovery," which appears in The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Let's read the fine print.

Via the press release:

"Adam Ostrzenski, M.D., Ph.D., of the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, FL, conducted a stratum-by-stratum anterior vaginal wall dissection on an 83-year-old cadaver. The dissection established the presence of the G-spot, a well-delineated sac structure located on the dorsal (back) perineal membrane, 16.5 mm from the upper part of the urethral meatus, creating a 35 degree angle with the lateral (side) border of the urethra."

Wait. Hold the phone.

Or moan.

Let's go with moan.

The research in question was conducted on a single 83-year-old cadaver! 

Is this the best science can do? Maybe researchers can find a few live women and ask them, "Does it feel good right here? How about here?" Do we really need to go crawling around dearly departed grandma's anterior vaginal wall for answers? 

Naturally, the research has its doubtersReal doubters. Not just frustrated husbands.

It appears the search for the G-spot will continue.



Joe Donatelli has written for the Los Angeles Times, Scripps-Howard News Service, Slate, Brides, Salon, Babble, Shape, Cracked and other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was born in Cleveland, lives in Los Angeles and is a proud graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @joedonatelli
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