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G-Spot Survey from Good Vibrations Reveals Fascinating Findings and a Few Surprises
San Francisco, CA -- (April 24th, 2012): Why all the fuss about the G-spot when a clitoral orgasm is so satisfying, and the G-spot can seem so elusive? And what is a “blended orgasm” anyway? Good Vibrations, the trusted San Francisco-based company that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, asked about the G-spot in an online survey and received many insightful answers about the frequency and style with which people find and enjoy their G-spot.
Knowledge and discovery
Starting at the beginning, the survey asked people how they first discovered or heard about the G-spot. And while just over 1/3 of the over 300 respondents said that they read about it in a book, just about that many discovered it during sex. Adding the 24% who found it during masturbation and the 16% who were introduced to it by a partner, it’s clear that plenty of folks are finding the G-spot on their own.
Of course, that doesn’t always mean that they know how to get the most pleasure from it, and lots of folks read books, websites, magazine articles, or watched how-to movies to learn more. And when it came time to put that into practice, more people said that masturbation was how they figured it out than sex with a partner, though not by much (58% & 53%, respectively). Fitting, given that Good Vibrations’ motto used to be “if you want something done right, do it yourself.”
How common is it?
G-spot play is a regular part of many people’s sexual repertoires, with over 50% doing it often or most of the time when they have sex. And 12% said they do it every time they have sex or masturbate, so it’s clear that there’s plenty of G-spot action going on. But that doesn’t mean that they’re headed straight for it. Almost 95% of people need at least a little warm up, with a third needing at least 15 minutes and 17% needing an orgasm first. Most education around the G-spot recommends getting turned on before focusing on the G-spot, because it engorges so it’s easier to find and it feels better, and the numbers bear that out. Stimulation of the clitoris in advance and during stimulation of the G-spot can result in a “blended orgasm,” an incredibly powerful combination of the two. “Twice as nice” or rabbit-style vibrators can create this simultaneous stimulation.
As much as the G-spot vibrators and dildos are popular, with 60% of respondents using one or both, hands and fingers are definite favorites for 80% of them. And almost 40% said that penises worked for them, though that often requires the right position.
Props and Hands
When it came to toys, the two biggest factors were having a curve or a bulbous head, and firmness, so too much flexibility may reduce one’s response. Another key component of G-spot pleasure is lubrication. More than half of the respondents rated it as 7 or higher on a scale of 1-10 of importance.
People varied in their preferences for finger techniques, but it’s no surprise that 80% like the “come hither” motion. But sliding in and out, circles, windshield wipers, and pressure all have their fans, along with simultaneous clitoral stimulation. Using a vibrator, oral sex, using your other hand or having the receiver use a hand were all popular choices. Plus, almost 20% said they like anal penetration and 20% use a butt plug. Of course, there’s likely to be some overlap, but that means that between 1 and 2 out of 5 folks enjoy anal stimulation as part of G-spot play.
Position for pleasure
Predictably, over 80% said they prefer being on their backs during G-spot play, but plenty of folks also like being on their hands and knees, and a few said that standing or being on their side worked, so give them a try. And several people said that a pillow like the Liberator Wedge helps them relax into the position.
Female ejaculation and semantics
Variation is the key, with almost 30% saying that they never ejaculate and another 30% only do so occasionally. So even though it happens for the other 40% often or always, there’s a lot of variation.
As for terminology, almost half of the respondents call is squirting, though gushing, female ejaculation, and ejaculation all have fans. And one person said that they call it fejaculation and a couple call it girl juice, so you can call it whatever you want.
Whether you are a frequent traveler to the G-spot or ready to take your first trip, there is a lot of information to help you get started, including books and films like or GUSH: The Official Guide to the G-Spot & Female Ejaculation and The Good Vibrations Guide: The G-Spot. G-spot dildos and vibrators can also help, as well as plenty of tips to get you started on our how-to pages.
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