The vagina, a sensual and erotic organ: anatomofunctional evidence

The vagina, a sensual and erotic organ: anatomofunctional evidence

Emmanuelle A. Jannini– Orcid, Fiorenza Pesce

1 – Chair of Endocrinology and Medical Sexology (ENDOSEX), Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Corresponding author: Emmanuelle A. Jannini

DOI: 10.53146/lriog1202118


In the field of female sexuality, the existence of the so-called “G-spot” represent a topic still anchored to anecdotes and opinions and explained through non-scientific arguments, as well as overused for commercial and mediatic purposes. The scope of the review is to give an update on the current state of the art regarding the G-spot and suggesting potential future directions in the research field of this interesting, albeit controversial, aspect of human sexual physiology. From evolutionary, anatomical and functional points of view, new evidence rebutted the original conceptualization of G-spot, abandoning the idea of a specific anatomical point able to produce exceptional orgasmic experience through the stimulation of the anterior vaginal wall, the site where the G-spot is supposed to stay. From a psychological perspective, only few findings are to date present able to describe the psychological, behavioural and social correlates of the pleasure experience by G-spot induced, or – better – vaginally-induced orgasm (VAO). Recent literature suggests the existence of G-spot but specifying that, since it is not a spot neither anatomically nor functionally, cannot be called G, nor spot, anymore. It is indeed a functional, dynamic and hormone-dependent area (called clitorourethrovaginal, CUV, complex), extremely individual in the development and action due to the combined influence of biological and psychological aspects, which may trigger VAO and in some peculiar cases also female ejaculation (FE).

Keywords: g-spot; clitorourethrovaginal complex; vaginal activated orgasm; female ejaculation.

Available in LRIOG Nr.2 – 2021

e-ISSN: 1824-0283

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