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Current Sexual Health Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 59–62 | Cite as

Female Ejaculation, G Spot, A Spot, and Should We Be Looking for Spots?

  • Beverly WhippleEmail author
Current Controversies (P Kleinplatz and C Moser, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Current Controversies

Abstract

This review considers research concerning the phenomenon of female ejaculation, the G spot, and the A spot. These topics have been the object of controversy in recent decades. Female ejaculation has been written about for more than 2000 years. The area of the Grafenberg or G spot was named by Drs. John Perry and Beverly Whipple in the early 1980s in honor of Dr. Ernst Grafenberg, and the A spot was identified by Dr. Chua Chee Ann in 1997. The goal of this author’s research program has been to validate, in a laboratory setting, women’s reports of pleasurable sensual and sexual experiences, not to create new goals, new spots, or controversy.

Keywords

Female ejaculation G spot Grafenberg spot A spot Gushing Squirting Female prostate gland Clitourethrovaginal complex CUV 

Notes

Compliance with Ethics Guidelines

Conflict of Interest

Beverly Whipple declares no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by the author.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyVoorheesUSA

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