A doctor has claimed to have literally discovered the G-spot following a particularly intimate autopsy of a woman's reproductive anatomy -- but researchers and sexologists alike are doubtful of his claim that the G-spot is, in fact, a sexual organ.
In an article published this week in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Florida gynecologist Dr. Adam Ostrzenski examined the body of a deceased 83-year-old woman soon after her death (before many key distinctions and details had time to fade). The examination was done in Poland, a country with less strict regulations regarding postmortem dissection.
Ostrzenski says he found "small, grape-like clusters" of erectile tissue measuring less than a centimeter across within the vaginal wall that he believes are responsible for the extension, engorgement and ultimate vaginal orgasm that many women experience from internal stimulation.
While this is an intriguing step toward further understanding how the female orgasm works -- these clusters may be the differentiating factor between women who have vaginal orgasms and those who don't -- many sexologists and sexual researchers fear this trivializes women's sexuality.
"Society is so 'spot' focused -- does it really matter if a physical G-spot exists?" says sex educator and published author Jamye Waxman. "Will it make it easier for women to orgasm knowing there may (or may not) be little nuggets in our vaginas that'll help it happen? Doubtful. These claims are from one man and one cadaver and we need to see hundreds of similar cases before we can even consider rewriting -- or adding footnotes -- to our sexual textbooks. I just wish we could simply explore sexual pleasure for what it is, not always where it has to come from."
Further concern that finding nuggets of unidentified tissue in an older woman's vaginal walls and calling them "the G-spot" likens the female sexual response cycle to that of the male, with more weight put on the "on/off switch" of physical stimulation.
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Rutgers University sexologist Beverly Whipple and two colleagues already have put together a critique of Ostrzenski's study, faulting the reportedly semi-retired gyno for failing to point out any nerve endings connected to his supposed G-spot clusters, which would ultimately make it easier to believe they play any kind of role in getting women off.
But one can not deny the fascination that comes along with reading Ostrzenski's discovery and the curiosity that follows for further research to show whether or not the female orgasm isn't as brain-focused as we believe.
Ostrzenski says he plans to head back to the Warsaw Medical University's Department of Forensic Medicine to perform additional postmortem studies and, if he can get permission from the government, focus more of his work on the tissue he removes from the vagina.
Anxiously awaiting his further researchers, but not with bated breath.