This is an elusive area that is said to give women mind-blowing orgasms when stimulated.
But for years, scientists – and men, to the dismay of their partners – were unable to prove the existence of the G-spot.
However, Turkish researchers now claim to have proof that the erogenous zone is real after finding that women experienced less and less intense orgasms after surgery on the delicate area.
Doctors monitored dozens of women for six months after having an operation to treat prolapse, which aims to tighten the muscles in the front wall of the vagina.
This area is believed to contain the G-spot, which is believed to be located a few centimeters inside the upper walls of the vagina.
Although the women’s arousal levels remained the same after the operation, the results revealed that their sexual pleasure had decreased.
The article’s authors said the G-spot was “probably damaged during this operation.”
Turkish researchers say they have proof that the G-spot exists after women reported a drop in the frequency and intensity of orgasms following surgery in the area.
The G-spot is said to be located a few centimeters from the upper wall of the vagina.
The procedure aims to repair an anterior vaginal wall prolapse, which occurs when weakened muscles cause the bladder to fall into the front wall of the vagina.
Researchers based at Ankara’s Koru Hospital said it was one of the “most common” gynecological problems. It is usually caused by childbirth, menopause or being overweight, which weaken all the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Symptoms may include a feeling of heaviness around the lower stomach and genitals, problems urinating, and discomfort or numbness during sex.
Patients with severe prolapse affecting their daily lives may be referred for anterior colporrhaphy, which involves tightening the muscles in the anterior wall of the vagina that hold the bladder in place.
The researchers noted that the surgery is expected to improve or restore patients’ quality of life.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT SPOT G?
The G-spot is a highly controversial subject, with doctors unable to agree on the key points regarding this elusive ultra-sensitive region.
The erogenous zone is named after the German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, who was the first to suggest the existence of a dense network of nerve endings in the 1950s.
The term G-spot was coined by American sexologists in the 1980s and quickly gained popularity.
But its precise location – and its nature – have been endlessly debated.
And recent studies by researchers around the world have gone so far as to claim that “it does not exist as an anatomical construct.”
One hypothesis is that the G-spot is not a distinct physical element at all, but simply a deep internal part of the clitoris that is stimulated during sex.
However, it is unclear whether the procedure affects sexual satisfaction, they said.
They noted that this could damage the erogenous zone in the front wall of the vagina, known as the G-spot, which swells during sex and is thought to play a “major role” in orgasm.
Researchers examined 89 patients, aged 24 to 62, who had undergone this procedure between May and December 2021.
Participants were asked about their sexual experiences before surgery and six months afterward.
Results, published in the European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biologyshow that patients’ sexual desire and arousal did not change.
However, there was a “remarkable” drop in the frequency of orgasms after the operation, while the intensity also decreased and the pain increased.
Researchers suggested this was because the G-spot was damaged during surgery – although its existence is not technically proven yet.
They noted that it is widely accepted that the anterior wall of the vagina is “one of the most important structures for female sexual orgasm.”
As a result, doctors should consider alternative treatments for anterior wall vaginal prolapse, such as laser therapy to preserve sexual pleasure, the team said.
But they only monitored the patients for six months, while they were still recovering from surgery, which could impact the results.
Longer-term studies would be needed to confirm their results, they admitted.
The G-spot is named after German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, who described the orgasm-producing zone in the 1950s.
It was not Dr. Gräfenberg himself who coined this term. But he was the first to scientifically describe an “erotic zone” located “on the anterior wall of the vagina along the path of the urethra”.
The “G-spot” was named in her honor by Dr. Frank Addiego and his colleagues, who wrote about female ejaculation in the 1980s.
However, the science behind the G-spot is controversial, with various studies claiming it doesn’t exist because even researchers can’t find it.
Some argue that there is no single point and that five distinct “erogenous” tissues produce the sensations of pleasure attributed to the G-spot.
Portuguese scientists even described the G-spot as being akin to the lost city of Atlantis, after failing to determine its location, size or nature.
Another hypothesis is that the G-spot is simply a deep internal part of the clitoris stimulated during sex.
Some experts have claimed that studies claiming the G-spot doesn’t exist don’t take into account the experiences of women who claim to have one.
Others argue that focusing on the G-spot, in terms of female sexual pleasure, may make those who struggle to orgasm due to its stimulation feel “inadequate or abnormal.”