It's an old joke that the G spot is a myth, but now kill- joy scientists in Britain claim it doesn't exist!

After carrying out the widest ranging research ever undertaken into the elusive G, the team at King's College London reckon the sexual pleasure zone could be a figment of some women's imaginations - or something dreamed up by magazines or sex therapists.

The way they carried out the research involved identical twins. Identical twins share all their genes, while non-identical pairs share 50% of theirs. If one identical twin reported having a G-spot, this would make it far more likely that her sister would give the same answer. But no such pattern emerged, suggesting the G-spot is a matter of the woman’s subjective opinion. So it's all in the mind and nothing physiological at all according to them. I get the reason for using twins, but the findings then fail to take into account different sexual technique, and unless both twins had the same sexual partner, how would they know if they were having the same type of sex?

While 56% of women overall claimed to have a G-spot, they tended to be younger and more sexually active.

The findings have been criticized, not least by Beverly Whipple, emeritus professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, who helped to popularize the G-spot, named after Ernst Gräfenberg, a German scientist who claimed to have discovered the elusive erogenous zone in 1950.

Whipple found G-spots in a study of 400 women and has written a number of books on the phenomenon.

The quest for the G-spot will not be abandoned. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which is publishing Burri’s and Spector’s work this week, is planning a debate, with publication of research from the pro and anti G-spot camps. What do you reckon? Does this mean an end to feelings of inadequacy for women who've never had THAT feeling, or will it give partners a scientific excuse to stop chasing the thrill? And what about those women who really do have something sensational going on down there? are they kidding?

photo courtesy The Times online

Tagged in: sexual behaviour, orgasm, myths, kings college london, g spot, Beverly Whiple   

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