“X” Marks the Female Hot Spots
Who knew there were so many female hot spots: The G-spot, A-Spot and U-spot? It’s no wonder a woman and her partner get confused trying to find them. To give you clarity—and directions—here is how to uncover those female treasures.
Some women get stressed out because they aren’t sure how these orgasms should feel. So before rushing to your bedroom to go on a hot-spot-hunt, keep in mind that not all women can have these type of orgasms. Think about the exploration more about focusing on and understanding your sensual self, your body and the shared partner experience.
The G-spot is located inside a woman’s vaginal canal. It’s a small, highly sensitive area located 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) past the vaginal opening on the upper wall pressing towards the belly button. During female arousal, this area starts to swell resulting in a small patch of the vaginal wall protruding into the vaginal canal. There are different ways of stimulating the G spot with the most effective being rhythmic pushing and circular friction.
The A-spot (or Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone) is a patch of sensitive tissue at the inner end of the vaginal tube between the cervix and the bladder; located just above the cervix at the tough to reach innermost point of the vagina. The A-spot has been described as similar to the male prostate and has been known to produce fluid. In fact pressure to the A-spot produces rapid lubrication of the vagina in about ten-seconds.
The U-spot is a small patch of sensitive tissue located just above the urethral opening. Clinical researchers claim this area can be treated similar to the clitoris and may result in orgasms to the same degree.
None of these female hot-spots are accepted by all sex-researchers. And to add to the overall hot-spot confusion, some women describe their orgasms originating in different locations, while other women note no difference.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, women can have pleasure and satisfaction without an orgasm. Therefore, it’s important for women to experiment with themselves so she can understand her anatomy and sexual preferences.
Relationship and sexual health expert, Dr. Trina Read, is the founder of VivaXO.com, Eat Drink Love and is CBC radio’s Relationship Columnist. She is the mom of two boys, a best selling author, a go-to media expert, magazine columnist, spokeswoman and award winning international speaker.