It’s even better than finding Bigfoot or a magical unicorn. According to a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a researcher has finally produced anatomical evidence that the fabled G-spot actually exists.
This elusive structure has long been a hotbed of controversy, with women reporting sexual pleasure from stimulating a spot slightly inside the vagina for centuries. But researchers have always come up empty handed in efforts to locate it, leading to endless debates on whether the G-spot actually exists—until now.
Hoping to settle the matter once and for all, Adam Ostrzenski, MD, from the Institute of Gynecology in St. Petersburg, Florida, did a detailed dissection on—brace yourself, this is morbid—an 83-year-old female cadaver. While exploring layers of vaginal tissue, Dr. Ostrzenski located a structure about a centimeter and a half above the urethra made of grape-like sacs. When he removed the structure, it expanded from about 8 millimeters long to about 33—a big clue that this expanding structure (which presses against the vaginal wall) exists, says Dr. Ostrzenski.
The results of this study will be a no-brainer to many women who’ve long known that the G-spot exists, says sex educator Tristan Taormino, author of The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation. “I’m surprised that we had to take one dead woman’s body and examine her when millions of women who are alive have been talking about their experiences, their bodies, and their sexuality,” she says.
To find the G-spot—or steer others in that direction—slide a finger or two along the front side of your vagina, about an inch to an inch-and-a-half inside, says Taormino. Be sure to conduct your experiment when you’re aroused, she says, since this area swells with arousal and will be easier to find.
Using sex toys or trying certain sexual positions, such as doggie style or reverse cowgirl, can also help target the G-spot, says sexuality counselor, Ian Kerner, co-author of The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book. But if you have trouble finding your elusive G-spot, or it just doesn’t make your toes curl, don’t worry about it, says Kerner. Getting more evidence that the G-spot exists might be important to science, he says, but it’s less relevant to the purpose of just enjoying sex. “If that includes G-spot simulation, great, and if it doesn’t, don’t sweat it.”