What is the history of the term G-spot?

Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed

History: “G” stands for Grafenberg, the gynecologist who “discovered” the spot. In 1950 he wrote an academic article about the role of the urethra in female sexual response, particularly with regard to orgasm through vaginal penetration. The “G-spot” was named by researchers Beverly Whipple and John Perry, 30 years after Grafenberg’s original article was published.

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