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G-spot found, claims scientist

A retired professor of gynecology claims to have found anatomical proof of the nearly mythical "G-spot."
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A researcher claims to have identified the elusive G-spot, in a paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine on April 25, 2012. (LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images)

A researcher claims to have found anatomical proof of the elusive "G-spot," according to a new study, reported Time.

The G-spot, known as the Gräfenberg Spot, is a nearly mythical erogenous zone that some claim brings on powerful orgasms in some women.

Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, a retired professor of gynecology, claimed to have found a sac-like structure, approximately one-eighth of an inch in diameter, on the front wall of the vagina, while performing a dissection on an 83-year-old Polish woman who had died 24 hours earlier, said Time.

Ostrzenski outlined his findings in a paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine this week. In a statement, he said, "This study confirmed the anatomic existence of the G-spot, which may lead to a better understanding and improvement of female sexual function," according to CBS News.

Ostrzenski said that deep inside the vaginal wall, in the sac-like structure that he found, there was a white-colored membrane that served as a "blanket" for the "bluish grape-like" cluster which he said was the G-spot, according to CBS News.

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Dr. Irwin Goldstein, the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, said in 2010, "The G-spot has been so difficult to identify because it is more of a physiological change - akin to swallowing or urinating - than an anatomic structure such as a nipple," according to CNN.

MSNBC noted with skepticism that there was no way to know how the structure Ostrzenski identified functioned, "other than that it seemed to be erectile."

The confusion over the G-spot has centered around whether it is a separate anatomical structure or an extension of the clitoris, said MSNBC.

Many doctors and researchers have registered their skepticism about the findings. Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, a urologist at the Yale School of Medicine, said, "To study this you need to use a live human being, or something like a functional MRI that will actually look at the blood flow in the brain," according to Time.

The G-spot was first described by a German doctor by the name of Ernst Gränfenberg in 1950. For now, the controversy over it won't end, though Ostrzenski said he plans to conduct more research once he returns to Poland, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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