Vaginal eroticism: a replication study

Arch Sex Behav. 1985 Dec;14(6):529-37. doi: 10.1007/BF01541753.


Vaginal eroticism was investigated in a group of 27 coitally experienced volunteers by means of systematic digital stimulation of both vaginal walls. Erogenous zones were found in all subjects, mainly located on the upper anterior wall and the lower posterior one. An orgasmic response was elicited by stimulation of these zones in 89% of the subjects. This study supports previous findings regarding vaginal eroticism. It does not support the existence of the discrete anatomical structure called the Grafenberg spot. It supports the contention that there are two distinct types of female orgasm, vaginally evoked and clitorally evoked. It also supports the finding that some women expel a fluid through the urethra at the time of orgasm. In this particular case the fluid was chemically indistinguishable from urine.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Libido
  • Orgasm*
  • Physical Stimulation
  • Touch
  • Urethra / metabolism
  • Vagina / anatomy & histology
  • Vagina / physiology*