blog

Doctor claims he has located the G-spot

Yes, Virginia, there is a G-spot, and one doctor in Poland claims he’s located it — and he says it’s tiny, less then one centimeter across. But other G-spot experts are not so sure of his claim. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski (what are the odds his buddies now call him Dr. O?), a semi-retired Florida gynecologist, did a postmortem on an 83-year-old woman in Warsaw, where the use of cadavers is not nearly as regulated as it is in the U.S. (in Poland, doctors can dissect bodies very shortly after death, which allows them to explore fine distinctions in tissue). And according to an article he published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine last week, he uncovered small, grape-like clusters of erectile tissue inside a tiny sac between the fifth and sixth layers of vaginal wall tissue.

While we’re all for more research into women’s sexuality and sexual function — and we’re thrilled to hear about anyone confirming the existence of the much maligned G-spot — we’re not so sure about this guy. And according to an article in the L.A. Times, Beverly Whipple, the sex researcher and original G-spot expert, agrees with us. “No, there is not an ‘it’!” she said. “It is not one entity.” Whipple and her colleagues have drafted a response to the article, noting that Ostrzenski failed to show that the spot he discovered has nerve endings; or that it is — as he claims — erectile tissue; or that it has any role in female sexual arousal.

Oh yeah, and then there’s this noteworthy (and rather shady) aside: in his day job, Ostrzenski performs plastic surgery on women’s genitalia (this practice was condemned by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2007). And you’ll never guess what service is on his menu — “G spotplasty,” to enhance women’s sexual pleasure. For the record, there is zero evidence that this surgery works, and in fact it may cause serious harm. We’re not entirely sure that Dr. O is the kind of man we want on our side.

MORE FROM EM & LO:

photo via flickr