Is the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex the new G-spot?

Is the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex the new G-spot?

Written by Nirmalya Dutta |Updated : September 16, 2014 3:55 PM IST

G-spotItalian researchers have weighed in on the G-spot debate by suggesting that the G-spot might not exist and instead women actually have a pleasure spot called the clitourethrovaginal complex. This tongue-twisting word (pun intended) is actually supposed to describe the area that includes the clitoris, vagina and urethra, ergo the portmanteau -- clitourethrovaginal complex! The scientists led by Emmanuele A. Janni, professor of endocrinology and sexology at Tor Vergata University in Rome believe that the one-spot-gives-pleasure idea is too simplistic. The article which was published in Nature Review Urology brings up an age-old debate about female sexuality. The top two contenders vying for the prize of top erogenous zone include the G-spot and the clitoris.

The G-spot was named after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist who proposed its existence in 1950 while the landmark Hite Report on Female Sexuality suggested that the clitoris is largely responsible for orgasms in most women.

This is the first time a serious third contender has turned up. Professor Jannini says that modern imaging techniques such as ultrasound have enabled them to see which areas of the reproductive system light up. The report authors write: 'The clitoris, urethra, and anterior (front) vaginal wall have led to the concept of a clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex. 'We know [thanks to this review] there is a much more complex than a simple, phantasmagoric "point",' adds Profesor Jannini, adding the findings end 'hopefully forever' discussions on where the elusive G-spot is.

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