Academic journal article Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

G-Spotting: A Story of Pleasure and Promise

Academic journal article Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

G-Spotting: A Story of Pleasure and Promise

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One of the first things I learned from Alfred Kinsey (the man who collected about five million gall wasps and thousands of sex histories) as a budding sexologist, was that there is a very wide variety in the biology and behavior animals, including human beings. I have since that time attempted to pass this knowledge on to my students and to readers of this Journal. This film carries that message if you look and listen carefully. The film also points out how many researchers, looking at one part of the body, seem to think that they know the truth (and the whole truth) about sexual pleasure.

Dr. Grafenberg discovered this spot around 1940 but his work was disregarded by the medical profession. In 1982, Beverly Whipple and Alice Kahn Ladas published their book The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality. The criticism was immediate because no physical structure could be found to explain it, the same problem Dr. Grafenberg had. After it was demonstrated for the critics observation, the tone of the debate changed but acceptance was still questionable.

This film is the story of this discovery and the many medical professionals who ran their own studies, and pronounced the existence or non-existence of the G spot to the world. Few admitted to the wide variety of female biology. Recently, extensive research has pointed out significant differences in the structures of the bodies of women who claim the spot and those who say they don't have one. …

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