The “G-spot” and female ejaculation (squirting) have been discussed quite contradictorily for a long time; their existence is still being questioned to some extent today. Extensive scientific studies are rare, at present mainly basic studies and field reports are available. This text is based on studies by various sex scientists, sex doctors and gynaecologists, although some assumptions are not generally accepted.
The female orgasm at a glance
- Whether the G-spot exists and where it is located is still controversial. The current opinion is that the “G-spot” is located between the front wall of the vagina and the urethra and corresponds to the so-called Skene glands.
- The Skene glands or paraurethral glands appear to correspond to the male prostate. Their stimulation can be sexually exciting.
- According to many sexologists, the G-spot is not always the same size. Its size is said to depend on the original size of the Skene glands, the time of last sexual contact and the concentration of male sex hormones in the woman’s blood.
- Many women claim not to feel a G-spot. The sensitivity of the G-spot may vary greatly from woman to woman.
- By stimulating the zone along the urethra, some, perhaps even all women develop a fluid known as “female ejaculate”. This is formed by the Skene glands and is released during arousal or orgasm via openings in the urethra and the vulva.
The pleasure centres of women: Clitoris & G-spot
In the search for “the pleasure centre” for women, a region in the anterior vaginal wall or in the clitoral region is described that is said to be responsible for particularly intense orgasms. The area around the urethra also contains the so-called Skene glands, which can be stimulated via the vagina.
A sensitive zone in the front wall of the vagina was already described in the 17th century by the Dutch anatomist Reinier de Graaf. De Graaf also mentioned the “female ejaculation”. Later, in honour of the gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg, who examined this zone more closely, this region was referred to as the “G-spot”.
Where is the G-spot?
Most sexual scientists are of the opinion that the G-spot lies between the front wall of the vagina and the urethra. In this area there are also glands called paraurethral glands because they lie around (para) the urethra. Since they were examined in detail by the gynaecologist Alexander Skene, they are also called Skene glands. Because they are very similar to the male prostate, they are also called the female prostate.
The stimulation of these glands appears to be sexually stimulating, as in male prostate stimulation. If the Skene glands are located in the area of the urethral outlet, which is the case in about 70% of women, the G-spot also appears to be located in the outer part of the vagina.
In other women, these glands are located in the posterior part of the urethra, near the bladder, in the middle of the urethra, or along the entire urethra. In these cases, the G-spot appears to be found in other areas of the vagina.
However, there are also women in whom these glands are not strongly developed and are therefore very small. Operations can also injure the Skene glands and their excretory ducts and cause lasting damage.
According to many sexual scientists, the G-spot is not always the same size. Its size seems to depend on the original size of the Skene glands, the time of last sexual contact and the concentration of male sex hormones in the woman’s blood. This G-spot model is currently the most recognized. Other sex researchers, on the other hand, suspect other possible sensitive areas that could be the G-spot or a G-zone.
One opinion is that the feelings caused by stimulation in the area of the anterior vaginal wall are caused by movement and compression of the clitoral root during sexual intercourse or by other types of stimulation. Others suspect that a G-zone is located in the area of the entire anterior vaginal wall.
The female urethra is surrounded by blood vessels that can swell this region when aroused, similar to the male penis. The urethra behind it is surrounded by a dense network of nerve fibres, which could explain the sensitivity of this zone.
What happens during sexual stimulation?
If the vagina is still dry, the stimulation of this region is rather uncomfortable, and a feeling develops that is similar to that of the Har