Six fascinating facts about the G-spot and how to find it

The existence of the G-spot is probably one of the most controversial debates. The controversy has arisen because there is no consensus on what the G spot is. While some women claim to have climaxed by touching this spot, others do not believe in its existence. Here's what you need to know about this hotly contested issue to get to know your own body.

1. The G-zone could be more accurate than the G-spot

In the 1940s, German physician Ernst Grafenberg claimed to have discovered an area of ​​the vagina that feels different to the touch and is important for female orgasms. Years later, sexologist Beverly Whipple called it “point G” after its name, but that may not be correct, as the area was first described in Indian texts from the 11th century, notes YahooNews.

Researchers also question whether the term is correct, as there is no single point in the vagina that can be given this name. A 2022 article suggested calling it the G zone because there are actually “five separate erogenous tissues that function in a similar way to the G-spot”.

2. It's most likely part of the clitoris, but researchers aren't sure yet

Initial theories about the G-spot were that it might be similar to the male prostate, or possibly the head of the penis, as it is made up of erectile tissue and swells when aroused. Since then, much has been discovered about the clitoris (which also contains erectile tissue), and it has been found that that pearl-like knob nestled in the vulva is just the tip of a complicated system of roots that lie deep beneath the vaginal walls. Many experts believe that the G-spot connects to that clitoral root system.

But the clitoris might only be part of the picture (admittedly an important one) of why G-spot stimulation can feel good.

Debby Herbenick, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of Read My Lips (“read my lips”), told Yahoo Life: “My own reading of the literature suggests that the reason G-spot stimulation feels good for so many people is because people are stimulating the clitorourethrovaginal complex (CUV)”—a larger area that it includes “dynamic interactions” between the clitoris, urethra and uterus. “These parts are all tightly configured“, she says. “There's an interaction or a dance, if you will, and it can be beautiful and feel really good for some people.”

3. Scholars and women agree on where it is found

Fortunately, there is agreement on where to look for your G-spot: the front wall of your vagina, about 2 inches in. Amy Levine, sex coach and founder of Ignite Your Pleasure, suggests that fingers are a great tool for exploring this erogenous zone, especially for the first time.

If you're lying on your back, you or your partner can insert two well-lubricated fingers into your vagina, facing the navel side, then bend your fingers in a close motion.”she declares.

This area is near the urethra, and some say that pushing it makes them feel like they want to urinate. “Take this as a sign that you are in the right place and continue to apply light pressure if you feel comfortable”she adds.

The area also swells when the woman is aroused.

4. A G-spot orgasm will probably feel different than the classic clitoral climax

Women often describe G-spot orgasms as more intense and deeper in the body than orgasms from other types of stimulation. This is supported by MRI studies showing that different areas of the brain light up when the vagina is stimulated versus the clitoris.

G-spot orgasms are also likely to be the source of female ejaculation and squirting, which is when fluid comes out of the urethra before or during orgasm. Although it's a staple of pornography, there's a lot of debate about what squirting is and how many women experience it.

5. Certain toys and positions can help you discover your G-spot

Whether you've found your G-spot and want to explore further, or you're still looking for it, there are many ways to play. Those who have sex with their penis in the vagina can try positions that put pressure on the front wall of the vagina, such as doggie style. If you are on top, you can rotate your hips in a circle to find the area.

There are also plenty of sex toys that are specifically designed for G-spot stimulation.

6. Don't worry if you can't find your G-spot or don't like the orgasms it gives you

There's no pressure to find your G-spot or enjoy how stimulating it is. As Herbenick states, “exploring the G-spot is just one of the many, many ways people can explore their own body or that of their partner. If it's not a particular turn on for anyone, that's fine.”