Culled from Dailymail; In a study carried out by Italian scientists, it is postulated that the 'G-spot' may be a myth and that what really exists is the 'CUV'. It is the legendary erogenous region that divides people the world over regarding its existence.
But new research suggests that while the fabled G- spot may not exist, all is not lost...cont Italian doctors have now described in medical literature an 'intimate area' that creates increased se*xual pleasure. It is more complex than one spot, however, and includes the cl!toris, va*gina and uterus - described as 'highly dynamic and sensitive structures' by the authors of the new report.
In their article published in this month's Nature Reviews Urology, they say what brings a woman heightened se*xual pleasure is much more complex than just one area and includes the complete reproductive system, including the uterus and cl!toris.
The scientists, led by Emmanuele A. Jannini, professor of endocrinology and sexology at Tor Vergata university in Rome, say the idea of the one-spot approach first mooted in the 1950s is too simplistic. The G-spot was named after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist who proposed its existence in 1950.
Then in 1976, the landmark Hite Report on Female Se*xuality suggested that the cl.itoris is largely responsible for orgasms in most women. Now, says Profesor Jannini, modern imaging techniques such as ultrasound have enabled gynaecologists and scientists to see what happens to different areas of the reproductive system during s*xual activity.
The report authors write: 'The cl.itoris, urethra, and anterior (front) v.aginal wall have led to the concept of a cl!tourethrovaginal (CUV) complex.' This, they say, defines a broader or 'variable, multifaceted... area that, when properly stimulated during penetration, could induce orgasmic response'.
'We know [thanks to this review] there is a much more complex than a simple, phantasmagoric "point",' adds Profesor Jannini, adding the findings end 'hopefully forever' discussions on where the elusive G-spot is. He says that 'knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the CUV complex' may help to avoid damage to female genitalia during medical and surgical procedures.
'The vagina is an active tissue and s*exually important to be respected,' he said. Previous research by Professor Jannini's team has found that tissue between the urethra and v.agina is thickest in women who reported they had a G- spot. The researchers also found tell-tale chemical markers in the area.
These markers include chemicals that process the nitric oxide responsible for male arousal. Earlier this year, another doctor spoke out about the myth of the G-spot. 'We don't think the G-spot exists and if it does, it's not a specific physical structure,' said Dr Samuel Wood, Scientific Director at La Jolla Centre for S*xual Health.
Instead, women have an O-spot, he claims - the area near the cl!toris and just inside the v.agina.