Oh, the G-spot: has any other aspect of women’s sexuality been more mythologized? Even people who know nothing else about female anatomy have probably heard all about it. Where is your G-spot, anyway, and what does it do?

The G-spot has been a big deal for decades now. According to a Salon article, the G-spot’s rose to sexual stardom in the 1950s thanks to German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg. The doctor who claimed that he discovered (Christopher Columbus style) an area on the upper side of the vaginal wall that, "when touched in the right way, led to orgasm and sometimes ejaculation." Searching for the G-spot on Amazon reveals 7,214 results in the Books section alone. It’s clear that this little spot occupies a big place in the sexual landscape of many women.

Of course, not all of this information is particularly helpful. And some people even doubt the existence of the G-spot altogether. “I really can’t say from my clinical practice that I’m at all convinced that there is a G-spot,” Dr. Gail Saltz, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, told the Huffington Post. But many women swear that this thing is very real. What to believe? Here is a facts-based look at the location of the G-spot, as well as its potential benefits for your sex life.

Where Is It?


The G-spot is located inside your vagina, so if you want to find it yourself, you will need to get up close and personal with your ladybits. As Cosmopolitan advises, "With your palm facing up, insert two fingers inside, pressing your fingertips against the center of the upper vaginal wall." All set? "If you feel around one or two inches in from the top of your vagina, you should find a spongy bump that feels different from the rest of the vaginal tissue," sex and relationship educator and therapist Laura Berman told Everyday Health. Congrats: you have located the elusive G-spot.

What Does It Do?


While any orgasm is a good orgasm, one word is often used to describe the types that result from the G-spot: intense. As sexuality journalist Michael Castleman, told Psychology Today, "some — but not all — women enjoy particularly intense orgasms from massage of the tissue two knuckles or so in, on the front vaginal wall (the top if the she's on her back). This is a G-spot orgasm." Many other sex writers echo that description. "G-Spot sensation can be very intense and unfamiliar at first and might make you feel like you have to go to the bathroom, but you don’t," sex therapists and relationship coaches Danielle Harel, Ph.D. and Celeste Hirschman told Huffington Post. So if you're up for exploring a uniquely intense type of orgasm, then knowing how to find your G-spot may help take those experiences to the next level.