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G Marks the Spot

The G-spot is a small area on the front wall of the vagina between the cervix and vaginal opening. The “G” honors Ernst Grafenberg, a German physician who wrote an article in the 1950s about an “erotic zone that would swell during sexual stimulation.” Researchers are not exactly sure of the G-spot's structure. Some hypothesize that the G-spot is a bundle of nerves extending from the clitoris, and others think that the G-spot is a gland that provides lubrication, resembling the prostate gland in men.

A recent study confirmed the presence of the G-spot in all women. However, not everyone finds G-spot stimulation necessary to reach an orgasm. Some women have orgasms through G-spot stimulation alone while others prefer a combination of G-spot and clitoral arousal.

Some people have the sudden urge to urinate when pressure is placed on the G-spot. This feeling usually subsides over time and intense pleasure increases.

To determine whether or not this zone is pleasurable to you, you must first locate your G-spot. The following steps will help you find this elusive zone:

  1. Rest on your back and insert two fingers into your vagina.
  2. Have your palm facing up and keep your fingers in the twelve o'clock position.
  3. Bend your fingers as though you are beckoning someone to approach you.
  4. Your fingers will stroke the anterior, upper wall of the vagina. Make sure your fingers are reaching towards your stomach. Generally the G-spot is about 2-3 inches from the vaginal opening.
  5. The best sexual position for G-spot stimulation is woman-on-top because you can control speed and depth of penetration.


Society for Human Sexuality. (2005). The Grafenberg Spot FAQ . Retrieved March 2, 2005 from

Last Updated 07/2012