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Part I: All About the G-Spot

Dr. Steve McGough answers some pertinent questions about the ever-elusive female G-spot in this two-part series.
There’s always a certain amount of mystery when it comes to sex and sexual acts. From likes and dislikes to fantasies and fetishes, there’s always something new to discover with your partner. However, it seems one of the most elusive and talked about “mystery” out there, is the female G-spot. To clear up some of the mystery, Dr. Steve McGough answers some pertinent questions about the ever-elusive female G-spot in this two-part series.

What is the G-spot?

The "G-Spot" is a region in the vagina, facing the front of the body usually around 1”-3" inside. It was originally named after Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg who first described it in the 1940s. Dr. Beverly Whipple re-introduced it to U.S. culture in the 1980s. Many women find pleasure from G-spot stimulation, but most of their partners don't know how to bring them to orgasm and stop before climax occurs. There are several techniques I can share about what appears to be the best way for manual stimulation or via penetration.

There is also the A-spot

The "A-spot" is a region where the vagina ends and the cervix starts, in the front of the woman's body. If you place your finger in a woman's vagina and reach up until you feel the cervix, the A-spot is the area at the end of the vaginal canal just above the cervix. Some people call this the "second G-spot" because the stimulation method is similar, just higher up in the vagina. Dr. Chua Chee Ann (an MD sexologist from Malaysia) first reported about this in 1993 as a way to help women increase lubrication. Some women can achieve orgasm from it, some have to practice (specific techniques) and some can’t.

And the O-Spot

I should note that the opposite side below the cervix (facing towards the woman's back) in the vaginal canal is now being called the "O-spot" and some women greatly enjoy stimulation there. Dr. Charles Runels was the first to describe this area in the last decade. Stimulation of the O-spot is often associated with a rapid release of lubrication. There are several techniques I can share about what appears to be the best way for manual stimulation or via penetration.

What's the difference between a clitoral and G-spot orgasm, and is one more common than the other for any reason?

Clitoral orgasms are usually caused by surface stimulation of the clitoris or surrounding areas of the vulva. This is mainly due to signals from the pudendal nerve. This clitoral stimulation can be both slower 1-4 times per second "rubbing" type stimulation or from higher frequency 50-120 times per second "vibration" or combinations of these types of stimulation. G-Spot or other vaginal orgasms tend to be caused by rubbing or stretching motions inside the vagina, typically about 1”-3" inside the front facing wall of the vagina. There is debate about higher frequency vibrations being effective in inducing orgasm in the G-Spot area without the rubbing or stretching motions. Women generally experience clitoral orgasm more easily due to its surface location. Also, many women (not all) can achieve stimulation threshold to the point of orgasm via their clitoris sooner than via the G-spot (vaginally). Another possible reason is that until recently, clitoral orgasms have been more commonly talked about (in most Western cultures).

Dr. Steve McGough, D.H.S is the Director of R&D, CTO hi® Master Level instructor and Director of R&D at Women and Couples Wellness, LLC, Associate Professor of Clinical Sexology, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Steve is regularly interviewed by outlets such as Prevention, Redbook, CNBC, MSN, Women’s Health, Medical Daily, Glamour, Ask Men, etc. Steve McGough discovered the technology behind “hi” when trying to help Wendy (his wife) recover from a tragedy.

Dr. Steve McGough

"Dr. Steve McGough the author of numerous books dealing with wellness, massage, and intimacy. He has a Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the IASHS, and a BS in Biochemistry (focusing on nutrition) from UNC-Chapel Hill. Steve has an extensive background in massage and various Asian healing practices. He's the Director of R&D at Women and Couples Wellness, and a professor of Clinical Sexology. During graduate research, Steve developed new techniques to help women with anorgasmia (inability to achieve orgasm). Through this, he's worked with several thousand women and couples researching female orgasm. Steve has been published in academic journals on topics ranging from neuroscience research to sexology. He has multiple US & International patents in areas for women's pelvic and sexual health. A distinction with his approach is the view that sexual health is an integral part of overall health. Steve is frequently interviewed in Prevention, Women's Health, Medical Daily, CNBC, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Ask Men, etc. He & his wife Wendy frequently teach at Young Swingers Week, Naughty N Nawlins, Hedonism II, etc.
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