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The G-spot 'doesn't appear to exist', say researchers.

Thanks for that, Tim and Andrea. You asking a few sets of twins questions totally invalidates millions of women's personal experiences.

(And now I sound like some sort of religious anti-scientist. But really.)

Andrea Burri, the other author, said she was concerned that women who feared they lacked a G-spot were suffering from feelings of 'inadequacy or underachievement'.

Can't exist, then.

I accidentally saw some of the Mail commenters' views on the matter, too.

Another lesbian myth shot down in flames.

I don't know which direction to get angry in first.


Jan. 4th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
all that shows is that it's not genetically determined

Well, that depends. The usual idea of the G-spot is that that area of the vaginal wall is functionally different from other areas in some innate way in at least a large proportion of women. If it's entirely a learned matter of the type you mention, and that area has no pre-existing differences from other areas of the vaginal wall, then the concept really falls. In that case, women probably develop greater sensitivity there because they or their partners concentrate on that area because of pre-existing public discussion of it, but could in principle just as easily concentrate on a different area which might then develop these same properties over time.

If, on the other hand, that area is innately different in some way such that it is or is more likely to become more sensitive, then as a more biological matter we'd expect identical twins to be more similar on this matter than non-identical twins, which is what the study looks at (a preprint is available from a link here) and fails to find.

Obviously it's not going to be the final word on the matter, but for what it's worth their result suggests that before a woman becomes sexually active there's unlikely to be an identifiable difference between that part of the vaginal wall and others, so presumably the experienced differences would (in a sense) be learned rather than innate.


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