0685: "G-Spot"

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0685: "G-Spot"

Postby aeiss » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:09 am UTC

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Alt text: The BBC lead was 'The elusive erogenous zone said to exist in some women may be a myth, say researchers who have hunted for it.' I couldn't read it with a straight face.

I wonder what the research notes would be like.
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby fersrs » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:11 am UTC

I read this comic right after the article Cracked top picks lead me to about the same thing. Coincidence? I think not.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby LittleMikey » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:11 am UTC

Pfft any guy who can't find the G Spot isn't trying hard enough.

Or at least that's what my girlfriend keeps telling me :(

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Lucasvm » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:15 am UTC

Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Tzfanya » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:19 am UTC

With regards the alt text - definitely a 'Randall, get out of my head' moment. Fairly certain the journalist responsible was giggling as they wrote it.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:19 am UTC

Lucasvm wrote:Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?


They violated examined 1800 women to find out.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:21 am UTC

I knew it. I didn't think Randall could resist this one.

*insert Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back C.L.I.T joke*

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby poxic » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 am UTC

Lucasvm wrote:Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?

1) Find a statistically significant number of women who are willing to attempt to have orgasms while scientists stick cameras and vibrators way, way up into their privates.

Alternately:
1) Find a statistically significant number of sexually active women who are willing to have their innards removed and dissected for science.

That's the first step...

Edit: if this is referring to the study I think it is, they didn't actually violate study anyone. They asked 1800 women to fill out a survey, instead. Somewhat less scientifically compelling, but it avoids the difficulties inherent in 1) and 1) above.
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby murky » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:23 am UTC

i wonder how many female scientists are on this search...

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:26 am UTC

Clearly I know what scientific paper I'm going to read next.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:28 am UTC

I wonder if this has anything to do with being a British study?

Such as the old joke, "No, she isn't unconcious, she's British!"

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Postby dennisw » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:34 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:I wonder if this has anything to do with being a British study?

Such as the old joke, "No, she isn't unconcious, she's British!"

First you banger and mash then she'll bubble and squeak.
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby MegaChirops » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:37 am UTC

The question of how to correctly perform such a search is a good one...
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby amodelqueso » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:43 am UTC

"It is rather irresponsible to claim the existence of an entity that has never been proven and pressurise women and men too."

*cough* weapons of mass destruction in Iraq *cough*

Not meaning to bring anything political into this, but that quote from the article could be used in so many more serious ways than talking about a G-spot.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Madrox » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:44 am UTC

The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:49 am UTC

murky wrote:i wonder how many female scientists are on this search...


I don't see why female scientists would be much better than male scientists at doing a twin study.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby poxic » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:50 am UTC

MegaChirops wrote:The question of how to correctly perform such a search is a good one...

Reputedly, this product is pretty good at finding them.

/have not used said product
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby _ducky » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:06 am UTC

Note the caption on the image in the article.

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Postby J the Ninja » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:47 am UTC

_ducky wrote:Note the caption on the image in the article.


Wow. Someone was having A LOT of fun with their job.



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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Kendo_Bunny » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:53 am UTC

Lucasvm wrote:Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?


Pretty damn hard. First, you have to find women who are definitely capable of orgasm. Then you have to narrow it down to women who are capable of having vaginal orgasms. Then you have to narrow it down further to women who claim to feel an intense sensation during stimulation of the front vaginal wall. And then you can study them, after weighing all the factors that can prevent women from orgasming, which are incredibly numerous. Also, some women find G-spot stimulation to be painful instead of pleasurable.

So really, the sample size to study would have to consist primarily of women who regularly reach vaginal orgasm primarily through the stimulation of the front vaginal wall. Good luck finding enough for a study.

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Postby XerxesQados » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:54 am UTC

Madrox wrote:The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?


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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby A. Smith » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:03 am UTC

Madrox wrote:The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?

Yes, I'm sure the mythbusters will handle the g-spot. Maybe they are doing that right now. Handling g-spots. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Jamie, in his zillion of jobs before being a mythbuster, had a go at professional g-spot handling.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby darthgamer » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:32 am UTC

XerxesQados wrote:
Madrox wrote:The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?


"Well, Jamie, we've been doing this for hours and still no explosion. Time to get the C4."

Good lord, I loled hard.

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Postby Max2009 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:41 am UTC

Madrox wrote:The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?


Good news for the Kari-stalkers?

Also, I think either the research or the BBC article was a joke. Probably the former.
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Postby Al-pocalypse » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:09 am UTC

First Look Around You, now the BBC. Is Randall British in disguise?
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby MartinN » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:12 am UTC

I had to register here just to point this out.

If you read the BBC article linked to above, you find that British scientists are unable to find the G-spot. However the Italian scientists claim that they have found it :lol: That kind of figures

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Postby gulnare » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:40 am UTC

amodelqueso wrote:"It is rather irresponsible to claim the existence of an entity that has never been proven and pressurise women and men too."

*cough* weapons of mass destruction in Iraq *cough*


*cough* God *cough*

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Eebster the Great » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:31 am UTC

Lucasvm wrote:Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?

They still can't even tell if female ejaculations are real. This is not really an old science.

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Postby alitheiapsis » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:59 am UTC

Madrox wrote:The G-spot is a myth? Does this mean we'll see this handled in a future episode of Mythbusters?


From Adam's Twitter:
Adam Savage wrote:please stop asking me to test the g-spot myth. That's a creepy adult show I'll host when I'm 80. Not until then.


A good analysis of why this study may be crap:

Questionnaires are always a bit subjective and iffy - especially when asking someone about their anatomy. If you ask people how many chambers their heart has, and some say 3, that doesn't mean they're actually missing a chamber. Simply asking people if they have a G-spot doesn't confirm it's existence or lack thereof. I can't believe that this study would rely on opinion rather than medically examining females to see if it is there or not.

The fact that they didn't see any correlation in identical twins just illustrates that personal opinion about the existence of a G-spot is not genetically determined. Their initial logic that genetically identical twins should have identical sexual responses is flawed.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby NorthLondon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:04 am UTC

MartinN wrote:I had to register here just to point this out.

If you read the BBC article linked to above, you find that British scientists are unable to find the G-spot. However the Italian scientists claim that they have found it :lol: That kind of figures


British scientists are probably too busy dealing with (or stuck in) Britain's "extreme weather conditions". Check out the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

By the way, "extreme weather conditions" is what the rest of the world calls snow.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Nyerguds » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:18 am UTC

lol, I can safely say I've found my girlfriend's g-spot ages ago.

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Postby Spen » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:31 am UTC

Creasing at that, bloody funny.
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby SaintCahier » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:08 am UTC

Lucasvm wrote:Excuse me, but exactly how hard can it be for serious scientists to determine once and for all if it exists or not?


I guess hard enough to perform the study ? *snicker*

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:07 pm UTC

Certain shady businesses would have me believe it does exist, it's just tucked way, way up there. :P
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Lewton » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:23 pm UTC

What a laughably flawed study

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby Ocker3 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:00 pm UTC

Lewton wrote:What a laughably flawed study


word.

I wonder if there was a "fear of censure" bias in this study? I seem to recall that the average # of sexual partners reported by females went Up (to approx that reported by males) when the study was designed and delivered in a way that the study participiants were guaranteed anonymity. I wonder if the British women were embarrased to talk about it? Or perhaps they've just had such Horrible sex ed, that they have no idea what it is or where it might be found?

From anectdotal evidence, the G spot can be found only after a woman has become well aroused via other means, there is no magic On button for orgasm (at least not in the pelvic region of most women), it's much more like a keyboard, to do most of the useful things, you have to hit a number of keys in a way that works with that particular program. Which makes it more of an art than a science, there are just too many variables involved.
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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby sora » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:07 pm UTC

Perhaps this is my first "Get out of my head!" moment~

I just read another article on this, and now I see it on xkcd....

(Or is it I'm too over-sensitive on these things only, huh..)

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby mackereth » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:31 pm UTC

I was impressed at the expressiveness of the final stick figure. Being able to convey the regretful embarrassment with just the right angle of a circle on a line is damn fine minimalist cartooning!

It's the sort of thing that great puppeteers like Phillipe Genty are able to do with simple figures, or even just a cloth draped over a hand.

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Re: "G-Spot" Discussion

Postby SenatorBobDole » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:47 pm UTC

They should try using something like tickling as a control. See if a pair of identical twins would have the same tendencies to be ticklish, AND in the same spots. That's assuming that people were filling out their surveys honestly of course.


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