But the CUV complex does
Ah the G-Spot, one of life’s many great mysteries. Where is it? What is it? Is it even real?
Numerous studies have been conducted over the years as to whether or not the G-Spot does actually exist, and it seems as though scientists have finally come to the mutual decision that, sadly, it does not.
Instead they believe that the G-Spot is not a ’spot’ at all, but actually a combination of parts of the clitoris, urethra and vagina, which seemingly share the same blood supply and nerves.
Dr Helen O’Connell, a professor of urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has also found that these three areas can actually stimulate each other during sex. She has since coined the term the Clitoral Urethral Vagina Complex (or the CUV Complex if you want something that rolls of the tongue a bit more naturally) to refer to this movement.
O’Connell believes that the CUV complex is actually responsible for female orgasms, and wants to get rid of the notion of the G-Spot as it misleads people into believing there is a tiny spot of pleasure to be found within the female anatomy.
Beverly Whipple first coined the term ‘the G-Spot’ back in the 80s when studying women who thought they were urinating during orgasm. In an interview with The Sun, she explained that the study involved the insertion of two fingers into the patient’s vagina in order to feel around for sensitive areas.
‘You go all around the vaginal wall,’ she explained, ‘from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock, to 6 o’clock and so on, saying, ‘how does this feel?’ Between 11 and 1 o’clock, at the front wall of the vagina, we got a lot of smiles.’
Following Whipple’s findings, a number of studies were done into the existence of the G-Spot, but none found any concrete evidence of its existence. The G-Spot even became something of a gynaecological UFO amongst scientists; ‘much searched for, much discussed, but unverified by objective means’ said one study.
A 2010 study of 1,800 British women, carried out at King’s College London, also alluded to the notion that the G-Spot isn’t real. Instead they suggested that it may be a figment of women’s imaginations. Somehow, we think O’Connell’s more recent CUV complex is probably more likely to be the case.
Guess we can all stop looking now.