Q&A Intensity Of G Spot Orgasms

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QUESTION: If you have a G Spot does that mean anytime it is stimulated you will have an orgasm and squirt?

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The G Spot is often considered to be an area about one or two inches inside a woman’s vaginal canal on the front wall that, when stimulated, feels sexually pleasurable for some but not all women.

The short answer is no. Now for the longer answer, which will help you understand more about the G Spot and women’s sexual experiences.

How To Find The G Spot

The G Spot got its name in the 1980s from researchers who conducted research on the erotic potential of this area of a woman’s body. The G stands for Grafenberg, as in Dr. Grafenberg, a doctor who – in the 1950s – wrote that some women, when stimulated on the front wall of the vagina, experienced erotic sensations.

The G Spot is often considered to be an area about one or two inches inside a woman’s vaginal canal on the front wall that, when stimulated, feels sexually pleasurable for some but not all women.

Ticket To Paradise?

In this sense, every woman who has a vagina has an area that we might call the G Spot. However, not all women find it pleasurable or orgasmic to be stimulated in this area of the vagina.

Even women who find G Spot stimulation pleasurable, or who reach orgasm as a result of G Spot stimulation, don’t always have orgasms from G Spot stimulation. Sometimes they may, sometimes they might not.

Women vary in their experiences of orgasm. Some are very easily orgasmic and may experience orgasms nearly every time that they have sex. Others may experience orgasm less predictably.

Female ejaculation – which some people call “squirting” – happens as a result of G Spot stimulation or other types of sexual stimulation to some women.

It’s unclear how many women are capable of experiencing female ejaculation as there has only been a small number of research studies on the topic.

What is known is that female ejaculation involves the emission of fluids that are different from urine. This is important as some women worry that they are peeing when in fact they are experiencing a sexual response.

You can learn more about the G Spot, and about women’s experiences with female ejaculation, in The G Spot: And Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality.

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Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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