Does the G-spot exist? A review of the current literature

Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Dec;23(12):1665-9. doi: 10.1007/s00192-012-1831-y. Epub 2012 Jun 6.


In 1950, Gräfenberg described a distinct erotogenic zone on the anterior wall of the vagina, which was referred to as the Gräfenberg spot (G-spot) by Addiego, Whipple (a nurse) et al. in 1981. As a result, the G-spot has become a central topic of popular speculation and a basis of a huge business surrounding it. In our opinion, these sexologists have made a hotchpotch of Gräfenberg's thoughts and ideas that were set forth and expounded in his 1950 article: the intraurethral glands are not the corpus spongiosum of the female urethra, and Gräfenberg did not report an orgasm of the intraurethral glands. G-spot amplification is a cosmetic surgery procedure for temporarily increasing the size and sensitivity of the G-spot in which a dermal filler or a collagen-like material is injected into the bladder-vaginal septum. All published scientific data point to the fact that the G-spot does not exist, and the supposed G-spot should not be identified with Gräfenberg's name. Moreover, G-spot amplification is not medically indicated and is an unnecessary and inefficacious medical procedure.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genitalia, Female / anatomy & histology*
  • Genitalia, Female / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Orgasm / physiology*
  • Urethra / physiology
  • Vagina / physiology