G-Spots and Female Ejaculation 101

The bestseller The G-spot was published in 1982 based on research done in the 1940s. And here we all are: still arguing about what the g-spot is, what the g-spot isn't, whether the g-spot can make women ejaculate, if so, how—and does ejaculating really just mean you've accidentally wet yourself? Well, things have firmed up in the last few years (ahem), and newer g-spot research is a lot clearer and more specific than ever before. Best of all, the stumbling block most of us (myself definitely included) battled with—that not all women had one—has been solved. Newer research suggests everyone does have this "hot spot," but the amount of tissue and number of nerve endings varies from woman to woman. That explains why our reactions to it range from massively enthusiastic to decidedly lukewarm.

So where is said G-spot?

Most people know their urethra: It's the tube you pee out of, right? Well, there's spongy tissue wrapped around the urethra that's erectile, meaning that it swells when blood fills it. The part of the "urethral sponge" you can feel through the top wall of the vagina is, ladies and gentleman, the G-spot (the definition most people now seem to agree on anyway). It's part of the same network of nerve endings that makes up the hidden part of the clitoris, and it's also sometimes referred to as the female prostate (which makes sense, given that the male prostate is the male "G-spot").

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