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Image:Fem isa 2.gif The Gräfenberg spot, or G-spot, is a small area in the genital area of womenbehind the pubic boneand surrounding the urethra. It is named after German gynecologistErnst Gräfenberg. It is the same as, or part of, the urethral sponge, the site of Skene's glands.

Stimulation of the G-spot (through the front wall of the vagina) is said to promote a more vigorous and satisfying orgasm, and is possibly the cause of female ejaculationfrom the Skene's glands, contained in the urethral sponge. Such stimulation requires a somewhat opposite thrust to that required to obtain maximal clitoral stimulation via the penis, called "riding high".

Many sexual advice books encourage couples unable to reach female orgasmto consider G-spot stimulation as a sexual technique. It is believed by a growing number of experts that the reason stimulation of this area causes a "push out" orgasm, even female ejaculation, is that it has evolved as a trigger point for childbirth. The infant's head pushes on this precise spot during delivery, seeming to trigger the final phase of pushing/delivery. This translates, during normal sexual stimulation, into a more significant contraction of the vagina.

The G-spot may not be just one discrete spot. In fact, some science writers such as Natalie Angiercontend that it is merely the deep nerves of the clitorisas they pass through the tissue to connect with the spinal column. The clitoris has deep roots and may in fact change in size and slightly change in location as hormone levels fluctuate throughout a woman's life.

The shape of the penisdetermines which sexual positionsbest reach the G-spot. For instance, in missionary positionintercourse, a penisthat curves upward has a natural ability to exert more pressure on the front wall of the vagina. A man whose penis curves downwards, on the other hand, may find the doggy styleposition more suitable for stimulating the G-spot as the curve works against the front wall.

Stimulation of the G-spot through the use of a fingeror tongueis possible through the combined pressure of pushing down on the clitoris while arcing the tongue or finger upwards in a beckoning motion. The finger or tongue must be approximately 1-3 inches inside the vagina for this to work. However, different individuals require different forms of stimulation.

The stimulation of the G-spot is thought to be more intense for women beyond their thirties, because of changes in tissue structure inside the vagina allowing easier access to the G-spot. Some women believe their thirties are their sexual peak because of this reason.

The term 'G-spot' is also used by analogy as a slang term for the prostate glandin men, which may be stimulated through anal play or by pressing on the perineum(skin directly beneath the scrotum).


  • Arthur, Clint "New Sex Now: Video Guide to Life's Ultimate Pleasure" (DVD)New Sex Institute 2003
  • Clarke, Corynna Dr. "Goddess Worship" (DVD)(2003)
  • Arthur, Clint "9 Free Secrets of New Sensual Power"Signature Love Books, (2004)
  • Cathy Winks. The Good Vibrations Guide: The G-Spot Down There Press, 1998. ISBN 0940208237.
  • Master Your G SpotPractical information and exercises on the g spot.
  • Ernst Gräfenberg: From Berlin to New Yorkby Beverly Whipple, Ph.D, RN, FAAN Professor Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Reproductive system
Female: Cervix- Clitoris- Clitoral hood- Fallopian tubes- Bartholin's glands- G-spot - Hymen- Labium- Mammary glands- Ovaries- Skene's glands- Urethra- Uterus- Vagina- Vulva
Male: Bulbourethral glands- Ejaculatory duct- Epididymis- Foreskin- Frenulum- Glans penis- Penis- Prostate- Scrotum- Seminal vesicles- Spermatic cord- Testes- Urethra- Vas deferens

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