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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/26/2012

G-spot update: Florida doctor claims to have found magic location, but findings disputed

In January, I wrote about a study whose major conclusion was that, despite the hype over the magical G-spot, there’s little scientific evidence supporting the existence of that magical pleasure spot for women.

But now a Florida doctor claims to have physically located that spot. In the May issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Adam Ostrzenski reported on Wednesday that he’s found the anatomical location of the G-spot.

He dissected the vagina of the cadaver of a recently deceased, 83-year-old Polish woman, peeling tissue layer by layer to reveal a “sac” whose “surface appeared as a mosaic of bluish irregularities visible through the coat. Upon opening the sac, the bluish grape-like anatomical composition of the G-spot was observed.” (Read the press release for his more detailed description of the spot’s exact location.)

The G-spot also has, in the author’s description, a “rope-like” portion. “Upon removal of the entire structure with the adjacent margin tissues, the G-spot stretched from 8.1 to 33 mm upon being freed up from the sac tissues,” he wrote.

Ostrzenski concludes, “The anatomic existence of the G-spot was documented in this study with potential impact on the practice and clinical research in the field of female sexual function.”

But, as the Los Angeles Times reports in its Booster Shots blog, not everyone’s impressed with the study. As the blog reports, some believe it depicts the G-spot as an “on-off switch,” oversimplifying the complexities of female sexual arousal, and experts also note that Ostrzenski fails to identify and nerve endings or erectile tissue that would account for the G-spot’s function in helping women achieve orgasm.

Ostrzenski leads the Institute of Gynecology, Inc., in St. Petersburg. That organization’s Web site says that he is a pioneer in the field of cosmetic gynecologicy -- or “genetalia rejuvenation.” The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against such procedures.

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Tags:  Health, Women, Women's health

 
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