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Let us present the G-spot!

Category:Sex & desire

It is the stuff of legend. It has great orgasm potential. And it has gone from being just a spot, to covering an entire area. Let us present the G-spot!

A spot, a myth, or perhaps an entire area? Right back to the 50s, there has been talk of a specific area in a woman’s vagina that is capable of particularly spectacular sensations. In the 1980s, the G-point was named for the first time and since then the debate as to whether or not it is worth it has gone back and forth.

Now, however, researchers agree that there is an area on the front vaginal wall a few centimeters in that can be extra sensitive and orgasm-inducing.

“The G-spot is still very controversial, but researchers now agree that there is one area a bit up the vagina that is particularly sensitive to stimulation. It is more of an area than a spot and sits approximately 4-5cm up the vagina on the front vaginal wall,” says Suzann Larsdotter, sexologist at RFSU.

The G-spot – an entire area

What used to be called the G-spot is referred to in more recent research as the CUV complex. The name is a fusion of the English words for clitoris, urethra and vagina and better describes what it is – namely, a whole area, which, with the right stimulation, can give both fountain orgasms and new sensations.

“When you stimulate this area, you reach a type of gland that can make women ejaculate. So if you want a fountain orgasm, this is the precise area you should stimulate,” says Suzann Larsdotter.

The fact that the CUV complex is so pleasant to stimulate is due to the combined workings of the clitoris, the urethra and the anterior vaginal wall. Here, the nerves of the vaginal wall meet the prostate tissue around the urethra and parts of the clitoris, which makes the area special.

Requires a different kind of stimulation

Anyone going in search of this fabled area should look for an area on the front wall of the vagina, towards the stomach. The area sits a bit higher in the vagina and in some cases it is a little rougher than the rest of the vagina. It is also an area that needs to be treated slightly differently to give the best results.

“This area reacts to pressure, so light caressing doesn’t work here. If you want to stimulate the CUV complex, make a “come here” movement with your fingers, while pressing lightly. At first it may feel like you need to pee, but that usually passes,” says Suzann Larsdotter.

There are also special G-spot dildos specially designed to stimulate this area. They have a bulge or G-spot bend which means that they can give extra stimulation to this particular area. But don’t be too targeted in your search for this sought-after area, advises Suzann Larsdotter.

“Don’t just get hooked on a particular point or area. Instead, explore the entire vagina and see which parts are particularly special. And, of course, don’t forget the clitoris. For the vast majority of women, this is how you get the best orgasms,” she concludes.


Last updated: 2023.06.07