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True G-Spot Found, Says Gynecologist

A Polish-born gynecologist claims he has found the biological source of the female orgasm. Known as the G-spot, the anatomical mystery has legendary powers of sexual stimulation. 

What’s the Latest Development?

A Polish-born gynecologist says he has discovered the biological source of the G-spot, that part of a woman’s anatomy which is said to have mystical powers of sexual stimulation. While conducting a postmortem examination of an 83-year-old woman in Warsaw, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski uncovered “a small, grape-like cluster of erectile tissue housed in a sac less than 1 centimeter across—’a deep, deep structure’ nestled between the vaginal wall’s fifth layer, the endopelvic fascia, and its sixth, the dorsal perineal membrane.” While the US strictly regulates the research use of cadavers, Poland allows human remains to be dissected soon after death. 

What’s the Big Idea?

While some women’s health experts have welcomed Ostrzenski’s findings on the source of the female orgasm, others are skeptical. Beverly Whipple, the sexologists who first popularized the G-spot with her 1982 book of the same name, said that “Ostrzenski’s report not only fails to support his grand claim of a ‘new discovery’ but falls prey to the all-too-common urge to simplify women’s sexuality.” The tendency of G-spot hunters to describe female sexuality as an on/off switch, controlled by a loosely-defined clump of tissue, is a better description of male sexuality, said Whipple. 

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