I’m not exactly sure what it is about our fascination about women’s sexuality. Perhaps it’s as simple as because women’s sexual reproductive organs are mostly on the inside and men’s are mostly on the outside that researchers seem forever fascinated by female sexuality.
I was honestly debating as to whether to comment on the recent media hype about new research which, according to media reports, claims that the “g spot” in female sexuality may be a myth. Why was I not going to write on this topic? Because after reading the “research” that was conducted, I was mystified how this research even got published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The researchers didn’t actually study whether pairs of female identical and fraternal twins had this sexual component. No, instead they merely asked the twins whether they themselves thought they had a “g spot.” You know what kind of results we’d find if we asked 100 random American men if they thought they had a pituitary gland (something we all have in our brains)? Decidedly mixed, I’m sure. In other words, the research sucked and proved nothing new (except that people are basically uncertain about this part of anatomy). The reason the media picked it up and splashed it all over the headlines yesterday was simple: it was about the g-spot.
But what led me to finally write about it — if only so very briefly — was coming across Dr. Petra Boynton’s excellent write-up not only of the current controversy, but the historical context of what all of the fuss regarding the “g spot” is about. If you have any interest in this topic, it’s worth the (lengthy) read. Be forewarned, its full of frank talk about human sexuality (with an accompanying anatomical diagram of a woman’s sexual and reproductive bits).
Read the full article now: Where have all the g spots gone?
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Grohol, J. (2010). Women’s Sexuality and G Spot Research. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/01/05/womens-sexuality-and-g-spot-research/