When you think about the G-spot–which, based on my own anecdotal experience, is probably either very frequently or almost never–chances are good that you do so with a sense of skepticism. This is to be expected, at least–people tend to be divided on most things regarding the G-spot, from where in the vagina it is supposed to be to whether or not it even exists in the first place.
This is probably because most body and sex-related things tend to be shrouded in some type of mythos, so it is unsurprising that most people don’t really know what’s going on, like, at all, when it comes to the concept of less visible body parts. Particularly the G-spot. Which, of all the mythos-shrouded body parts in the world, may very well be the most shrouded of them all. So, check out these weird g-spot myths that you (and everyone else in the world, for the most part) probably believe:
That The G-Spot...Wait, Uh, What Is The G-Spot Again?The biggest myth about the G-spot isn't so much a myth as it is the fact that most people are pretty confused about what it even is. So, in the event that this is the case for you, too, here's a quick primer on what the G-spot is. Basically, the G-spot is thought to be a super-sensitive spot that's located less than halfway up the front wall of the vaginal opening. It's named for a doctor named Ernest Grafenberg who "discovered" the spot in his research in the 1950s and said that it could bring about intense orgasms in women. Later researchers, however, ahve been unable to find conclusive evidence that the G-spot exists. Image source: Getty
Everyone Has OneAt this point, most research indicates that G-spots don't actually exist. Still, at the same time, there are a lot of women--at least 30 percent, according to one survey--who swear they've experienced G-spot orgasms at some point in their life. Other research has shown that some women have G-spots and other women don't, while some scientists argue that the G-spot is a type of muscle that can be developed over time. Basically? The jury is out, so it's up to you to decide if you want to figure out if you have a G-spot or not. Give it a shot! Self-exploration can be fun.Image source: Getty
A G-Spot Orgasm Always Causes SquirtingSquirting (AKA female ejaculation) is another one of those functions of the female body that, depending on who you ask, may or may not exist. But something you have probably heard at some point in your life is that a G-spot orgasm automatically leads to squirting. In truth? This isn't really the case. Sure, there are probably women who have experienced a G-spot orgasm and female orgasm simultaneously, but this doesn't mean the one always leads to the other. Image source: Getty
Hitting the G-Spot Can Cause BleedingThere's a fairly pervasive myth out there that hitting the G-spot can cause bleeding. This isn't true! If you start to bleed during sex, it isn't because your partner hit a certain part of your vagina--chances are good that it happened because they were going a little too rough and accidentally scratched a part of your vaginal wall. And, for the record, bleeding during sex isn't really something that should happen (unless you're on your period). So, if you start to bleed during sex, it's in your best interest to stop and figure out what's going on. Image source: Getty
It's A Totally Different Part Of The VaginaMost definitions of the G-spot make it seem like a totally separate region of the vagina. Some people, however, believe that the G-spot is just an extension of the clitoris, which explains why it can provide orgasms in some people. This also helps explain why some people are divided as to whether or not it even exists, since, if it's technically a part of the clitoris, it can't really be considered a separate part of the vagina. Image source: Getty
You Need To Have A G-Spot Orgasm To Have A Satisfying Sex LifeThis is crazy talk! Any orgasm is a good orgasm, TBH, so whatever you're working with now is just fine. Sure, it's fun to try out new things in the bedroom, so you shouldn't be afraid to branch out a little, but don't try too hard to hit the G-spot, either. Even by the most generous of estimations, most women (as in, like 70 percent of women) haven't experienced G-spot orgasm, so you're definitely not alone if it hasn't happened to you. Besides, the more you focus on attaining a certain type of orgasm during sex or else, the less fun the act of having sex is going to be for you. So, just take a deep breath and relax. If it happens for you, chances are good that it'll be when you stop trying so hard. Image source: Getty
Did any of these facts surprise you? Which ones? Let us know in the comments!