Man's struggle to find the G spot has been the subject of many a punch line, but a new study shows that it's quite small and not exactly easy to get to.
This week, Adam Ostrzenski, a St. Petersburg doctor, published a paper that confirms the "anatomic existence of the G-spot" for the first time. Not only does it confirm that there's an actual anatomical structure but it explains that the G spot is 8.1 mm wide and 3.6 mm wide with a "bluish grape-like composition."
"How the vaginal wall has been constructed by nature, it is not a simple structure,"
Ostrzenski tells New Times. "It has six different layers."
The G spot, Ostrzenski says, is "quite deep," located on the back of what's called the perineal membrane.
The first descriptions of what's now considered the G spot date back to the third century.
"In the third century, it was reported that women were identifying the swelling of the anterior vaginal wall during sexual arousal," Ostrzenski explains. "This physiologic phenomenon, not anatomic, has been documented in the studies done in the late '70s and early '80s."
Ostrzenski says that about a decade ago, "a genetics study categorically established the presence of a female gene which is responsible for the creation of the G spot. That means everyone has it. However, the anatomy of this spot has never been determined."
Ostrzenski overcame that last hurdle by examining the vagina of an 83-year-old woman in Poland who died from trauma to the head. His paper includes a few images of the procedure, which we'll spare you from having to view. But here's a caption describing the discovery:
The G-spot is depicted as bluish grape-like compositions that was located between the superior dorsal perineal membrane and the inferior pubocervical fascia and grossly resembles the cavernous tissue, which creates a 35° angle with the lateral urethra. The rope-like structure emerges from the tail that disappears into the adjacent tissue. The low pole is 3 mm and the upper pole is 15 mm aside from the urethra. The G-spot's housing was illustrated that looked grossly a lot like the fibrotic-connective tissues.
When the G spot was removed from the sack-like structure it's housed in, it stretched from 8 mm long to 33 mm long. He writes:
The G-spot is not "small flaccid balloon-like masses on either side of the urethra" as previously stated. It is a well-defined and uniform structure within a sack and the G-spot appeared to be erectile tissue without any palpable gland within the tissues.
Ostrzenski says the discovery has "endless potential for research that may significantly improve sexual responses for females."
He argues out that G-spot amplification procedures, offered by places like Strax Rejuvenation, are simply terrible science with no proven benefit that could be dangerous. He's also critical of those who peddle vaginal cosmetic procedures, arguing that these are serious reconstructive surgeries and not something that should be marketed and sold by surgical shops.