G-Spot, Schmee-Spot. Will the New Discovery Affect Your Sex Life?

New study claims to have found the mysterious area. But does it really matter?


"You go to the classic anatomic book and female anatomy does not represent exactly what I see in the [operating room] or what I see during my research on the cadavers and that's what I plan to publish," he said.

In the meantime, how does this news of finding something that may or may not be a G-spot in the body of an elderly woman affect everyone else's sex lives?

"Nothing has changed," says Debby Herbenick, a research scientist and sexual health educator at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute. Besides, she says: Focusing on its existence misses the larger point.

"We are incredibly diverse people, women and men," and an enjoyable sex life results from communicating with a partner, not whether or not one responds to the G-spot. "There's no body part—not even the breast, not even the clitoris—that feels good to all women," says Herbenick, author of Sex Made Easy. "What feels good to you isn't going to feel good to your best friend anyway. Just explore and enjoy what feels good to you."

While most orgasms involve the clitoris, "there are literally thousands" of kinds of orgasms, said Herbenick, who referred to her own recent study about those brought about by exercise.

And that may be the biggest mystery of it all. In spite of our fascination with sex—and the G-spot— it turns out we know precious little. You can start to reverse that trend by discussing your questions with your doctor. Your sexual health is a vital part of your wellness, and you are entitled to learn the latest thinking to achieve a meaningful and fulfilling sex life.

[See: Why Do Women Have Sex?]