A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE G-SPOT CONTROVERSY

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE G-SPOT CONTROVERSY
There is a spot within the vagina that is extremely sensitive to deep pressure.

Ancient tantric teachings have long specified that all women possess two poles, or hot spots. One is the northern external pole, the clitoris. The other is the less well-known internal southern pole, the G-spot. Throughout this century, however, there has been considerable controversy about whether or not the G-spot even exists. In the past, many self-important male doctors, and even some women, have denied its existence, and the debate over the focal point of female sexual arousal has stirred many scientific arguments.

Freud takes a lot of abuse from feminists, but he was on the right track with his assertion that women were capable of either clitoral or vaginal orgasms. Unfortunately, his explanation was quite judgmental. He regarded a clitoral orgasm as masculine and immature, while vaginal orgasms were considered feminine and fully mature. (Freud apparently was unfamiliar with blended orgasms and full-body orgasms). Yet, I can understand where Freud was coming from since the clitoral orgasm closely resembles the normal male ejaculation-orgasm. Though it may be intensely pleasurable, it is generally brief, localized, and falls short of rapture or ecstasy. On the other hand, many women who have experienced the difference between the clitoral orgasm and the deeper, more fulfilling vaginal (G-spot) orgasm will never be satisfied with the lesser of the two.

In spite of Kinsey’s extensive research, he erroneously chose to assume that sexual arousal for women revolved solely around the clitoris. While Dr. Grafenberg agreed with Kinsey that the clitoris is indeed a hot spot for female sexual sensitivity, he recognized that there is an area of extreme sensitivity in the vagina too. He was the first modern physician to describe this trigger point for female orgasm. In honor of his work, the Grafenberg Spot, or G-spot for short, was named after him.

Believe it or not, in the 60’s, famed researchers Masters and Johnson assured us that orgasm in women involves only the clitoris, and that it is the main focus of female erotic arousal. To Masters and Johnson, the vaginal orgasm was only a myth. I still find it pretty amazing that neither Masters and Johnson, nor Kinsey, had any idea that the G-spot existed even after many years of investigating human sexuality.

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