The debate continues as to whether the g-spot does actually exist. Its presence (or absence) has been debated since the 1980’s.

It was 1950 when a man named Ernst Grafenberg, a German physician and scientist first described the structure in the medical literature; the name for this erogenous zone was derived by other researchers from his name in the 1980’s.

This legendary part of the female body has been explored and pursued as if it were the holy grail – women in pursuit of the intense pleasure it is reputed to be able to give us. Grafenberg wrote about, “an erotic zone on the anterior wall of the vagina along the course of the urethra”. He went on to say, “this particular area was more easily stimulated by the finger than the other areas of the vagina”.

What many people do not know is that Ernst Grafenberg was not the first person to write about this ‘erogenous zone’ as it was also written about as far back as eleventh century India.

Is the G spot the female prostate?

The comparison between the prostate gland in a man and the G spot in a woman has been drawn because the suggestion has been made that both can trigger or contribute to orgasm when stimulated.

What is the G spot and how can you find it?

The term G spot is often mentioned alongside descriptions of ‘earth shattering vaginal orgasm’. It is believed that it is, as described by Ernst Grafenberg, an area of tissue located on the anterior wall of the vagina that is more sensitive and so can accommodate more intense orgasms when stimulated. The term G spot is known by so many people that it is assumed that it represents a distinct part of the female genital anatomy.

The way to find it involves placing 1 or 2 fingers in the vagina and ‘feeling around’ the part of the vaginal wall nearest to the abdomen. It may not be easy to find as its position will vary according to genetics, age and whether you have been through childbirth; sometimes it will be easier to find using sex toys.

The debate

The concept of the G spot has caused raging controversy among sex researchers for decades and they do not seem to agree on whether or not it even exists. Some scientists will claim that it exists because they have found physical proof whereas others will argue that the so-called evidence is not conclusive. It may be that you have heard the term ‘gynaecological UFO’ meaning that while there have been many sightings their actual existence has yet to be proved.

In a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, it was hoped that this controversy could be put to rest by performing thorough anatomical investigations in thirteen female cadavers. Anatomically speaking it was found that there was no evidence of any anatomical structures in the anterior wall of the vagina in all 13 cadavers. At least, there was no evidence that could be seen with the naked eye and that leads to what may be considered a major omission in the investigation, there were no histological procedures (microscopic investigation of tissue) carried out that may have confirmed the absence of the structure. Future investigation of this kind would at least settle the debate.

There has been a positive result that has arisen from this study however that it has given rise to a credible theory about the ‘G spot’. Rather than considering the G spot as a distinct and separate part of the female anatomy, it has given rise to the idea that the G spot may represent the area where the internal part of the structure of the clitoris, vagina and urethra all come together. The theory asks the question that if all three of these structures are stimulated at once, could it be that which results in the ‘earth shattering’ orgasms and sometimes even female ejaculation? This would mean that the G spot could be represented as being the clitourethralvaginal complex.

It is a plausible theory and if histological tests of the tissue taken from the anterior wall of vaginas prove that there is no functional difference in that tissue, it may be that this theory represents the best explanation of what constitutes the G spot.


There are so many conflicting stories in the literature regarding the existence or non existence of the G spot, I think that whilst we wait for the anatomical investigations of the anterior surface of vaginas to be completed that the clitourethralvaginal complex theory is the one that can be considered to be the most anatomically accurate.