Ladies, listen up: If your significant other can’t make you reach your happy place, they might not be completely to blame.
New research shows the majority of women can only climax through clitoral stimulation, meaning there is no certain G-spot.
While this may not seem like news to most women, it used to be a pretty common belief that females had this mystic G-spot somewhere inside their vagina.
Turns out, that’s not the case. Medical journal Clinical Anatomy argues the G-spot, in fact, is a myth.
Women can reach orgasm through effective stimulation of the female erectile organ system, which includes the clitoris, the labia minoria (inner vaginal lips) and the corpus spongiosum, a mass of spongy tissue that surrounds the urethra.
The key to reaching orgasm for the majority of women, however, is primarily through clitoral stimulation. The clitoris is made from the same material as the head of a penis; it’s filled with loads of nerve endings and thus, super receptive to good vibes.
The Clinical Anatomy study is consistent with the findings of a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in February, which maintained a smaller clitoris is often associated with a decreased frequency in orgasms.
In addition, the further the clitoris is from the vaginal opening, the less likelihood of an orgasm.
Both of these findings point to the reality that the clitoris is, in fact, paramount to female climax in sexual situations.
Now that researchers better understand how the female anatomy correlates with sexual pleasure, scientists may be able to develop treatments for women who suffer from anorgasmia, or the inability to reach orgasm.
Sadly, the number of times we’ve written “clitoris” in this article is probably nowhere near the number of orgasms you’ve missed out on because of misinformation surrounding female pleasure.
So, ladies, I suggest you direct your significant other to this article and get to work. You’ve got a lot of making up to do.