70 years of believing in and going in search of the elusive g-spot has gone down the drain after a team of medics from Istanbul published their findings that the erogenous zone does not exist.
According to the team’s entry in the International Urogynaecology Journal, “anatomical evidence for the presence of the G spot” was “scant, insufficient and weak”.
Existence of the small, super-sensitive region that could create particularly powerful orgasms when aroused was first suggested by German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, who first suggested the existence of a dense network of nerve endings in the area in the 1950s.
The erogenous zone was then named after Gräfenberg and shortened in the format we are most familiar with today.
Contrary to his suggestion of a dense network of nerve endings in the area, the medics from Istanbul have declared that there is a fairly even distribution of nerves in the area instead.
However, it should be noted that their study – which found no evidence of such a spot – only consisted of 17 middle-aged women.
The team’s claim was also supported by a group of Mexican and Italian scientists who published their findings in Nature Reviews Urology medical journal in August 2014.
Unlike the team from Istanbul, however, these scientists postulated that the entire reproductive organ could provide heightened pleasure for women, especially the uterus, urethra, front vaginal canal and the clitoris.
They even gave it a name; the clitourethralvaginal complex, or the CUV region for short.
This new finding could prove to be tricky for medical professionals who offer treatments aimed at enhancing sensation for the g-spot or increased sexual pleasure as well as sex toy manufacturers who have created entire product lines aimed at stimulating the region.
Not all hope is lost, however. Author of Quirky Quick Guide to Having Great Sex Tifanny Mugo believes that the relief from not having to chase the elusive spot in a captain Ahad, Moby Dick type fashion will free people up to exploring other avenues for achieving pleasure.
“The G-Spot has a lot of pressure put on it (literally) and sad as it is that there might be no truth to its existence it will free folks up to try different things rather than putting all their energy into searching for the holy grail.”
Mugo also believes this will also take away some undue obsession with penetration, leaving people to find other ways of pleasuring their female partners.
“Now people can explore and find other hots spots, including some that don’t necessarily involve penetration. Get clued up on clitoral stimulation. Figure out foreplay. Up your general sex game. Also if that spot (whatever it is) has been giving you orgasms don’t give it up just cause science told you its a myth. Keep getting your orgasms if it’s working for you.”
Upon finding this news out, South Africans took to Twitter express their shock, relief, joy and confusion.
Please note: The following tweets may be of a very explicit and adult nature