Gynecologist explains what’s really behind the g-spot

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Have you ever looked for the G-spot and found it?? Photo: Getty Images

By Sylvia Petersen | 21. January 2022, 12:52

A very special area in the vagina excites the minds. For some, the G-spot means ecstatic feelings of pleasure, others doubt its existence. Does this magic spot exist – or not? STYLEBOOK has asked.

The G-spot is a bit like the Bermuda Triangle: shrouded in legend, much discussed and not really proven to this day. „There are scientists who want to have seen the G-spot under the microscope", tells Dr. med. Mandy Mangler, head of gynecology and obstetrics at Berlin’s Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Clinic 1 . „But there are at least as many experts who contradict this and say that the G-spot does not exist.“


What does G-spot actually mean?

The G-spot goes back to the doctor Ernst Grafenberg. He was born in 1881 in Adelebsen, Lower Saxony, and studied medicine in Munich and Gottingen. Seven years before his death in 1957 in New York, he published his theses on female sexuality in "The International Journal of Sexology" 2 . The doctor was convinced that women can have a vaginal orgasm as well as a clitoral one. „In this publication, Grafenberg describes an area in the vagina that is said to be very excitable", explains Dr. med. Mandy Mangler. „This point is located about two centimeters from the vaginal canal on the upper side, towards the abdomen.“

Gynecologist explains the G-spot

Dr. med. Mandy Mangler has done a lot of research on the subject. The specialist comes to the following conclusion: "On the one hand, the G-spot is a myth, because there is no one spot that you have to stimulate and then the arousal is there immediately, as if at the push of a button. On the other hand, the area in the vagina that Grafenberg describes is definitely a very sensitive area.“ Most plausible to her seem the research results of Helen O’Connell. The Australian urologist has been doing a lot of research on female sexuality since the 1990s. 3

„She speaks of an interplay of different organs", explains Mangler. „You have to think of it like this: Vagina, uterus and bladder act like a cluster and the clitoris lies on top of them. The clitoris rides quasi anatomically on the area called the G-spot. Penetration moves the cluster back and forth, automatically stimulating the clitoris right along with it.“

Here’s how to approach the G-spot

Sounds quite complex, and it is. „It varies from woman to woman how sensitive this zone is", says the gynecologist. „Any woman can try it for herself. Simply touch, press or massage the area with your finger inside the vagina. You can also leave it to your partner, if it helps you to relax. In the end, it all comes down to one thing: Do I find it pleasant or not?“


– 1 with expert advice from Dr. med. Mandy Mangler, chief physician for gynecology and obstetrics at Berlin’s Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Clinic
– 2 The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm, The International Journal of Sexology
– 3 Get cliterate: how a Melbourne doctor is redefining female sexuality, The Sydney Morning Herald

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