You’ve probably heard about the G-spot, a part of the female anatomy that is said to produce orgasm after orgasm. Named after the German gynecologist who discovered it, Ernest Grafenberg, the G-spot is said to be a walnut-sized patch of tissue located at an upward, curved angle inside the vagina, near the back of a woman’s pubic bone. You can find it by inserting two fingers into a vagina about two inches in and making a beckoning, “come here” motion.
Throughout history, G-spot orgasms have been widely considered the holy grail of orgasm. But it’s a complex area that has spawned a great deal of misinformation. In fact, the G-spot might not even exist in the first place — or at least, it might not exist in the way we’ve traditionally thought of it.
Most people think of the G-spot as an individual organ . But recent research suggests that it actually may be a part of the clitoris. Basically, the clitoris is a lot larger than you think it is: the clitoral glans (the part you can see) is about two centimeters long, while the entire internal structure of the clitoris (including the wings and the bulbs) can extend up to five whole inches inside the vagina. The actual location of this area differs from woman to woman, which is why it may be so difficult to find.
It’s also worth noting that most women can get off from penetration alone. According to some studies, anywhere between 75 and 80 percent of women cannot have orgasms from sexual intercourse alone, and require some form of clitoral stimulation to get off.
That said, most women do find vaginal penetration combined with clitoral stimulation incredibly pleasurable — and when it comes to helping her have an orgasm during sex, you’ll want to pull out all the stops to up your partner’s chances. Here are a few dynamite sex positions that are great for stimulating both the clitoris and the elusive G-spot (whatever it may actually be).