According to the latest study, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the fabled G-spot may not actually exist.
Earlier this week reports were released that confessed even ultrasounds and tissue samples had failed to prove the existence of the ultimate erogenous zone.
Dr Amichai Kilchevsky, from the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, studied nearly 100 peer reviewed articles from the past six decades on this special yet often elusive spot. The reviews included clinical trials, case reports and reviews, none of which could prove that the mythic G-spot zone exists, reaffirming that the strongest evidence remains anecdotal.
The G-spot is said to be a small area of the female body where nerve endings are concentrated, with the capability to provide intense pleasure. This supposed area is said to be situated just a few centimetres across on the back vaginal wall
Hitting this orgasmic pleasure zone is a sexual quest that has frustrated many couples for decades.
First described in western medicine by Dr Grafenberg in 1950, the bean shaped area of the vaginal wall is supposed to guarantee a female orgasm as soon as it is stimulated.
Earlier Indian texts such as the Kama Shastra seem to support this claim, describing a sensitive area in the vagina that induces great pleasure.
However, a 2010 study found the clitoris dropped during sex so that it was closer to the vaginal wall. This led scientists to suggest that when you are trying to engage the G-spot you are actually indirectly stimulating the clitoris.
While Dr Kilchevsky, admitted the concept merited further attention he said he hoped his conclusion would take the pressure off couples who had not located it.
‘Lots of women feel almost as though it is their fault they can’t find it.’
‘The reality is that it is probably not something, historically or evolutionarily, that should even exist.’
So fact or fiction? Is the ultimate pleasure zone real or not for you?