Chasing that O: The Truth about the Infamous G-Spot

Chasing that O, The Truth about the Infamous G-Spot

Ahh, the mystical, mysterious G-Spot

Does it really exist as a magical hub for intense sexual pleasure, or is it just a myth? Plenty of women claim to have had the most earth-shattering orgasms from penetrative, ‘G-spot’ stimulation whilst others, try as they might, just never seem to ‘get there’.
So, what’s the answer? Are some women just born without the ability to orgasm without clitoral stimulation? Or is there something bigger at play? Let’s take a deeper look…

The Clitoris: The ‘Magic Little Button’

For many women, the clitoris is an extremely important part of pleasure and clitoral play is a sure-fire way of reaching the ‘Big O’.

However, as the sole purpose of the clitoris attains to sexual pleasure, it has long been ignored and even misunderstood within society and the sciences… until fairly recently.

Whilst the clitoris may look and feel rather small, scientific discovery has proven this notion to be totally false.

In 2006, Dr Helen O’Connell publicised the notion that the clitoris extends much further into the body than first thought. The clitoris, as you can externally see and feel it, is actually only the very tip of the organ.

This tip (the ‘clitoral gland’) is protected by thin layers of skin called the ‘clitoral hood’. Whilst very small, the clitoral gland has thousands and thousands of nerve endings… This is what makes the clitoris highly sensitive and central for an orgasm.

However, the clitoral gland only contributes to one-fifth of the entire organs size. The clitoris also has two ‘crura’, which extend from the clitoral glad deep into the tissue of the vulva, on either side of the vaginal walls.

Finally, there are the two bulbs of the vestibule, that tuck either side of the vaginal opening. When aroused, the clitoral hood, bulbs and the crura swell. The internal swelling of the clitoris can cause pressure on the clitoral gland, vagina and labia. Together, this results in a pleasurable sensation that is only heighted by further stimulation of the clitoral gland.

In all, the clitoris can reach up to 7 centimetres in length… so it’s definitely not a tiny button, after all!

Okay, so now we know a little more about the actual size of the clitoris, internal stimulation may make a little more sense…
So, back to the G-spot!

Spoiler Alert: The G-spot isn’t really a spot at all… sorry!

If the clitoris had been misrepresented and ignored by science… then the G-spot really has been misrepresented and ignored by science.

The fact of the matter is that the ‘G-spot’ has not been proven to be physically present within every female body. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Confused yet? Read on…

Since the 1940s, scientists have argued over the physical existence of the G-spot. Some studies have concluded the G-spot to be a fallacy, whereas others have found some anatomic evidence…

Let’s get creepy for a minute. A 2012 post-mortem study concluded that there was indeed a ‘G-spot’ a few inches deep into the vagina. The G-spot had a bumpy surface and was located adjacent to the urethra…

However, this evidence is limited and cannot be used to say that the G-spot is a definitive aspect of every woman’s anatomy. Furthermore, it definitely cannot be concluded that the mysterious G-spot is the answer to mind-blowing, penetrative orgasms.

So, we are still left with the question… what is the cause behind these mysterious orgasms?

A Round of Applause for the CUV Complex, Please…

Well, Dr Helen O’Connell may have the answers. O’Connell coined the term Clitoral Urethral Vagina Complex… or the CUV Complex, for short. This theory basically refers to the concept that the clitoris, urethra and vagina are a combined, sexual system (the CUV) that share the same blood supply and nerves.

O’Connell believes the CUV Complex is responsible for all female orgasms. When aroused, each part of the system works closely together, and the building pressure and sensitivity results in orgasm- whether that is from external clitoral play or penetrative sex.

So, in short… there is likely no magical ‘G-spot’ that some women are just lucky enough to have.

The more probable reality is that some women may just find it easier to orgasm without direct clitoral stimulation than others. As we learnt earlier, the clitoris runs deep within the body, so it is more than possible the clitoris can still be stimulated without external activity.

In addition, stimulation and pressure on the CUV Complex can result in female ejaculation, or ‘squirting’, for some women. Squirting has long been thought of as the responsibility of the G-Spot… but this new knowledge of the CUV Complex challenges this notion.

So now you know all about your O’s…

So…in many ways, the CUV Complex is the answer to many of our burning questions relating to female pleasure and orgasms! Whilst we certainly don’t know everything, it is nice to think of female pleasure as a complex, interactive system rather than simply the clitoris and the G-spot, separately.

However, it is really important to remember that sexual pleasure is incredibly personal.

If you feel you have a physical G-Spot that brings you intense orgasms… good for you girl! We certainly aren’t dulling your shine.

Equally, if you only feel pleasure from direct stimulation of your clitoris, then you do you!

Sexual pleasure is highly complex and today, we have only touched on the physical side of pleasure. In many ways, mental arousal can be a million times more important for female pleasure and orgasms… but more on that another day.

So…in many ways, the CUV Complex is the answer to many of our burning questions relating to female pleasure and orgasms! Whilst we certainly don’t know everything, it is nice to think of female pleasure as a complex, interactive system rather than simply the clitoris and the G-spot, separately.

However, it is really important to remember that sexual pleasure is incredibly personal.

If you feel you have a physical G-Spot that brings you intense orgasms… good for you girl! We certainly aren’t dulling your shine.

Equally, if you only feel pleasure from direct stimulation of your clitoris, then you do you!

Sexual pleasure is highly complex and today, we have only touched on the physical side of pleasure. In many ways, mental arousal can be a million times more important for female pleasure and orgasms… but more on that another day.

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