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Has the 'G-Spot' Been Confirmed at Last?
Date:4/25/2012

By Lisa Esposito
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- So, what does the "G" stand for in G-spot? Maybe it's "G" as in Holy Grail, because a Florida gynecologist contends that he has finally found it.

By means of a seven-hour dissection, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski said, he located the elusive source of female sexual satisfaction deep within the vagina. He makes his claim in a paper published online April 25 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

But several experts are highly skeptical of Ostrzenski's assertion, saying his paper is long on speculation and headline-grabbing potential and short on proven scientific research.

Ostrzenski, director of the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, said he performed the layer-by-layer vaginal dissection on the cadaver of an 83-year-old woman who had just died of head trauma.

The existence of the G-spot is a matter of intense debate. It was actually named after scientist Ernest Grafenberg, author of the landmark 1950 article, "The Role of Urethra in Female Orgasm."

Part of the controversy is that -- unlike the clitoris -- the G-spot has never been seen or felt as a distinct structure. Although many women have reported sexual pleasure stemming from the anterior (frontal) part of the vagina, nobody could document a more precise source or describe its size and appearance.

Ostrzenski said the structure uncovered in the study had three distinct sections, sat at a 35-degree angle inside the urethra, and "has a bluish, grape-like appearance."

He said he plans to perform similar forensics on the bodies of women of various ages.

If Ostrzenski and others can consistently reproduce the discovery, he said, "it may absolutely change our view of how the orgasm is created; it will change the understanding of sexual function. It may help in the treatment of the dysfunctional aspect of sex."

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