Drs. Oz and Roizen: Keys to a long and happy intimate relationship
Like aliens in Roswell, N.M., the G-spot has been often reported and never seen. Named for the IUD inventor, Ernst Grafenberg, the existence of this pleasure-enhancing area has been debated for decades, but apparently no doctor ever examined a female cadaver to see if it existed. Now, based on a look at one elderly woman's anatomy, there's a gold rush to claim that this valuable real estate exists.
What do we think about all the hoopla? Well, ladies, ever noticed the spot? It's your call. But if you haven't, it's always good to explore new ways of interacting with your sweetie. So here's the latest treasure map, whether it leads to a gold mine or not ...
Apparently the G-spot is made of erectile tissues and blood vessels. It's inside the vagina about 2/3 of an inch from the opening of your urethra (where urine comes out) and is about 1/3 of an inch long and 1/6 of an inch wide and high. Some women say stimulation leads to ejaculation of fluid, others that it simply heightens their response.
Our advice? For a long and happy intimate relationship, keep your heart strong and your arteries open (inflammation and reduced circulation dull your body's ability to respond); reduce stress with physical activity and meditation (stress is a romance killer); and both you and your significant other should think of each other more than yourself -- in and out of the bedroom. A generous heart will always reward you with good feelings.
Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. For more information go to www.RealAge.com.