The G-Spot

*Disclaimer: At SexInfo we want to acknowledge that not everyone who has a vagina identifies as a woman, and not everyone who identifies as a woman has a vagina. For the sake of this article we will be referring to biological females.

The G-spot, more formally known as the Gräfenberg spot, is an erogenous zone in the female vagina. When the G-spot is stimulated, some females may experience sexual arousal that can lead to orgasm and female ejaculation. The existence of the G-spot has been highly debated as no one has been able to successfully locate an anatomical region in female bodies that could be the G-spot.1 In addition, not every female is able to locate their G-spot, leading scientists to believe that not all females have a G-spot. Others believe that it is a bundle of nerve endings that are part of the internal network of the clitoris.2 Despite all of the controversy, there are a number of females who report receiving intense pleasure from stimulating the G-spot.

Where is the G-Spot?

The G-spot has been reported to be about 2-3 inches inside the vagina on the anterior wall (or front) of the vagina.3 When sexually aroused, this area swells and feels raised or bumpy, similar to the skin of an orange.4 Some women report feeling the urge to urinate when this area is stimulated, probably due to the fact that the bladder is very close to this structure. Urinating before engaging in G-spot stimulation can help prevent this sensation. Usually after a few seconds of continued stimulation this sensation turns into sexual pleasure.3

The G-Spot and Female Ejaculation

Some reports have linked stimulation of the G-spot to female ejaculation. While female ejaculation in of itself is a complicated matter, some researchers believe that proper stimulation of the G-spot can cause female ejaculation through the Skene’s gland, also referred to as the female prostate.5 The liquid that is released from this gland tests positive for prostate-specific androgen (PSA), which also appears in male’s semen.5 Additionally, analysis has shown that the contents of some females ejaculate is urine.5 Again, female ejaculation doesn’t occur in all females, but they may experience increased sexual pleasure if they do have this ability.

Locating the G-Spot

As a female, using self-exploration to become familiar and comfortable with your body is the best way to start trying to locate your G-spot. If your partner is female, taking time to get to know their body and using ongoing communication about what brings them pleasure is the best way to incorporate the G-spot into a partnered sexual experience. The different ways that females can try to locate and stimulate their G-spot are in the following sections.

Masturbation

Some females may be able to locate their G-spot through masturbation. Masturbating can be an intimate experience because a female is able to explore their body all on their own. Creating a relaxing atmosphere can also aid in locating the G-spot as it will help the female feel more physically and mentally comfortable. The best position to reach the G-spot is by lying on one’s back, legs spread upward and outward. Engaging in foreplay by manually stimulating the clitoris or other erogenous zones will help relax the vaginal muscles and make it easier to locate the G-spot. Using lubricant may also be helpful as it will decrease any friction and increase sensual feeling as a female masturbates. Once a female feels properly aroused, they should insert a clean finger into the vagina about 2-3 inches inside and press their finger into the upper wall.6 Using a “come here” motion, the female should be able to feel a different pleasurable sensation.6 Once located, continued stimulation of the G-spot will lead to sexual pleasure and even orgasm. Every female is different, and the exact location of the G-spot may differ too. Taking time to explore your body using different motions and pressure in different areas may help you find your G-spot and successfully stimulate it.

Sex Toys

Sex toys offer an alternative to masturbation and may be used alone or with a partner. Vibrators are popular sex toys used for G-spot stimulation. Many companies make G-spot specific vibrators that have a more dramatically curved tip which makes stimulating the G-spot much easier. For females who have difficulty stimulating their G-spot through masturbation or partnered sex, sex toys offer targeted stimulation that may be a better option. Similarly to masturbating with a finger, a female should make sure they are aroused before using a sex toy. Again, they may start by stimulating the clitoris or other erogenous zones and use lubricant with the sex toy. While sex toys can add novelty to a person’s sex life, it is crucial that they are properly cleansed and maintained in order to prevent infections or the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). Proper maintenance can also increase the longevity of the sex toy. Additionally, certain sex toy materials, such as silicone or glass, don’t hold bacteria as easily compared to plastic sex toys. Thorough research should be done on a sex toy before purchasing it so that the customer has a full understanding of how to take care of it.

Sex Positions

Of the many sex positions that exist, there are a few that are able to effectively reach the G-spot.6 These positions may also be used by two female partners while using a strap-on dildo sex toy. Foreplay is encouraged before engaging in penetrative intercourse. Spending extra time on foreplay can create natural lubrications, often making sexual activity more pleasurable and making it easier to stimulate the G-spot. Kissing, petting, oral sex, and manual stimulation are all examples of foreplay that may be incorporated. Sensate focus is also a great addition for foreplay because it allows both partners to relax and become comfortable exploring each other’s bodies. Ensuring that both partners are completely ready for sexual intercourse can make the experience more pleasurable and positive.

“Cowgirl”

The “cowgirl” is the most common sexual position in which the female is on top. This position allows for the female to control the rhythm, depth, and angle of penetration, enabling them to find the most pleasurable position and giving them greater chances of stimulating the G-spot. Instead of moving up and down, gliding back and forth offers greater chances of stimulating the G-spot because it rubs against the inner wall of the vagina.6

“Doggy-style”

Rear entry, also known as “doggy style”, allows for deeper penetration and provides an angle that is easier to reach the G-spot.6 In this position, the female is on their hand and knees with their partner penetrating them from the back. Having the female lean down on their forearms or push back with their hips will change the angle of penetration, making G-spot stimulation easier. While finding the G-spot may be difficult for some females, trying different positions and angles may provide the best chances for G-spot stimulation during partnered sexual intercourse. As with anything related to sex, communication is important! Talking to your partner about what position feels best for G-spot stimulation, should you wish to incorporate it into your sex life, will ensure that you and your partner have satisfying and positive experiences.

Unable to find the G-spot?

Not all females report being able to find a region in their vagina that brings intense pleasure like the G-spot. Although there are a large number of females who have provided testimonies that it does exist, scientists have yet to prove its existence through research.1 Not having a G-spot doesn’t mean that a female is any less capable of reaching orgasm or having a healthy sex life. There is a plethora of ways to bring sexual pleasure to a female’s body besides stimulation of the G-spot, and many of them are enough to create a satisfying sex life. Should a female discover that they don’t have a G-spot, they can explore other ways to bring pleasure to their bodies through solo or partnered exploration and research about improving their sex life. It’s important to remember that every body is different and that no body is better than the other.

Concluding Remarks

While its existence is highly controversial amongst scientists, many females do report having an area of heightened sensitivity within the anterior wall of their vaginas. Locating and stimulating the G-spot through various means can bring sexual pleasure and help females achieve orgasm. Not having a G-spot doesn’t mean that females can’t find immense sexual pleasure in other ways; communicating sexual preferences with your partner and exploring each other’s bodies will provide the best routes for having a satisfying sex life. The G-spot offers another way that females can bring sexual pleasure into their lives.

References

  1. Kilchevsky, Amichai, et al. “Is the Female G-Spot Truly a Distinct Anatomic Entity?” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Mar. 2012
  2. Foldes, Pierre, and Odile Buisson. “The Clitoral Complex: a Dynamic Sonographic Study.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 2009
  3. Hyde, Janet Shibley, and John D. DeLamater. Understanding Human Sexuality. McGraw-Hill Education, 2019.
  4. Amy. “Where Is the G-Spot and What Does It Do?” Planned Parenthood, 23 Aug. 2010,
  5. Sherlock, James. “Everything You Need to Know about Female Ejaculation.” The Independent, Independent Digital News and Media, 25 Oct. 2017.
  6. Sutton, Jandra. “Everything You Need to Know About the G Spot.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 5 June 2018.

Last Updated: 21 May 2019