The G-spot: a modern gynecologic myth.

@article{Hines2001TheGA,
  title={The G-spot: a modern gynecologic myth.},
  author={T. Hines},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={185 2},
  pages={
          359-62
        }
}
  • T. Hines
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
The G-spot is an allegedly highly erogenous area on the anterior wall of the human vagina. Since the concept first appeared in a popular book on human sexuality in 1982, the existence of the spot has become widely accepted, especially by the general public. This article reviews the behavioral, biochemical, and anatomic evidence for the reality of the G-spot, which includes claims about the nature of female ejaculation. The evidence is far too weak to support the reality of the G-spot… Expand
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