The Importance of the G-Spot
The G-spot - one of life's big mysteries that has yet to be solved. Is it real? What is it? How does it work? These are just a few of the questions surrounding this egregious zone that brings please to so many women. Let's dive in and take a look at what's behind this erotic area of pleasure.
G-Spot History
It was 1950 when the mysterious G-spot was first stumbled upon in the laboratory of a German scientist. When Ernest Grafenberg wrote about the G-spot from his initial studies, his writings largely fell on deaf ears. This was long before the time it was considered acceptable to talk about a woman's sexual experiences.

Finally, in the 1980s, the concept that a woman may have an erogenous zone in the vagina, gained popularity. Since then, studies have set out to prove, or disprove its existence.

What is the G-spot?
The G-spot is a bean shaped area, located 2-3 inches up the anterior vaginal wall. It is in the tissues between the vagina and the urethra, and is believed to be part of the female prostate. When stimulated, this area can lead to strong sexual arousal and powerful orgasms.

In 2012, Italian scientists did a study that they believe proves the existence of the G-spot. By using ultrasound, the researchers scanned nine women who experienced vaginal orgasms, and 11 that did not. In the women that were able to experience the orgasms, a thicker wall of tissue was found in the G-spot location. Dr. Emmanuele Jannini, who led the study, believes that while the G-spot does exist, as shown by his study, not all women have one. This study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Another study in Warsaw, Poland, was done in 2012. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski completed a postmortem exam of an 83-year-old female. He spent 7 hours dissecting the six layers of tissue that make up a women's vaginal wall. Between the fifth and sixth layers, he found a small cluster of erectile tissue capable of enhancing a woman's orgasms.

The Body's Physiological Response to G-Spot Stimulation
G-spot orgasms are different from clitoral orgasms, in that the cervix pushes down into the vagina. By stimulating the G-spot, through touching, rubbing, or penetration - it is often recommended to use a come hither motion with your fingers - the nerve endings in the urethra are put on high alert and become extremely sensitive. Up to 50% of women who experience G-spot orgasms may also experience female ejaculation during orgasm.

While orgasms themselves can be different for every woman, the physiological responses of the body are similar. When a woman first becomes excited, the blood vessels within her genitals dilate and the vulva swells and becomes wet. When the blood flow to the lower area of the vagina reaches its limits, the vagina becomes firm and the clitoris can "disappear" by pulling back against the pubic bone.

When a woman reaches orgasm, her body's genital muscles experience contractions just less than a second apart, lasting anywhere from 13 - 51 seconds. This is when a woman may expel one of three fluids - urine, a urine-like substance, or female ejaculate.

The release of urine is often the result of urinary incontinence. The urine is sterile and harmless. Strong muscle contractions during orgasm may also cause "squirting", which is the leakage of the urine-like substance. The watered-down milk looking fluid is female ejaculate, and is most often produced during G-spot orgasms. This fluid has been analyzed and found to resemble male prostate excretions.

Once a woman has orgasmed, her body returns to normal, the swelling goes down, and she rarely needs any recovery time. If stimulated again, a female will be able to experience another orgasm.

The Importance of Orgasm to a Woman's Mind and Body
While the scientific evidence is lacking for the orgasm itself providing any major health benefits, scientists do agree that orgasms are pleasurable. They also agree that the pleasure may boost immunity, relieve stress, and improve a woman's mood. This pleasure may also help woman build a more solid relationship with their partners.

There is also a small body of evidence that orgasms may boost a woman's fertility. And one study showed that females retained sperm better after an orgasm. While more research on this subject is needed to understand the complexities of the female orgasm, the results from this study were promising.