Just inside a woman’s body, there’s a magical little zone that’s the key to her pleasure. It can make her squirm, scream and even squirt. Maybe.
According to a study released April 26, more than 50 percent of women stimulate the mythical G-spot – medically known as the urethral sponge – often or most of the time during sex or masturbation, while 12 percent stimulate the spot every time they have sex or masturbate. The survey also explored the multitude of ways that women enjoy G-spot stimulation.
“The G-spot is not a vaginal ecstasy button – rather, it’s simply a cushion of tissue wrapped around the urethra. The reason this cushion can aptly be described as a ‘spot’ is that the urethra is only about one and a half to two inches long,” according to “The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex.” The G-spot is located about 1 to 2 inches inside the body on the upper wall of a woman’s vagina.
The results came from surveys issued to more than 300 people by San Francisco’s own Good Vibrations, a company dedicated to supplying sex toys and information to the people of its fair city.
One-third of the respondents to the Good Vibrations survey said they learned about the G-spot by reading about it in a book, roughly the same amount during sex, 24 percent during masturbation and 16 percent through playtime with a partner.
The results of the survey are further affirmation of the spot’s actual existence, which scientists continue to debate, even after Adam Ostrzenski’s findings were published in the “Journal of Sexual Medicine.” Orstzenski said he found several layers of erectile tissue where the G-spot is said to be while performing a postmortem examination of an elderly woman.
But the debate can’t deny the fact that more than 300 women had plenty to say about their personal experiences with their G-spots.
According to the study, 95 percent of women needed a warm up before stimulation of the G-spot felt pleasurable; 33 percent thought 15 minutes was sufficient time, while 17 percent needed an orgasm first.
“To some women, if you hit it a certain way it can feel amazing,” said peer sexual health educator Deirdre Bridgett, 21. “Stimulation depends on the person when it all comes down to it.”
Although many women like G-spot stimulation on its own, incorporating other forms of stimulation can be even more pleasurable. Twenty percent of women enjoy anal penetration and another 20 percent enjoy using butt plugs during G-spot stimulation, according to the study. It’s also possible to stimulate the G-spot and clitoris at the same time to produce what’s known as the “blended orgasm,” a more powerful combination of the two orgasms.
As a kind of added bonus, 40 percent of women said they often or always ejaculated during G-spot stimulation. Be sure to put a few towels on the bed before attempting that one.
But not all women enjoy this kind of stimulation, Bridgett said.
“With G-spot stimulation once again that depends on the person because some women don’t like G-spot stimulation, and for some women they either haven’t found their G-spot or may not have one,” she said.
Feel free to experiment with locating and playing with your or your partner’s G-spot using fingers, vibrators, dildos and whatever other safe products you can think of. Don’t get discouraged if it takes a bit of time – that’s half the fun! Then let the good times roll.