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The G Spot: And Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality [Mass Market Paperback]

Alice Kahn Ladas , Beverly Whipple , John D. Perry
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Aug. 1 1983
The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller now available for the first time in trade paperback, with a new Introduction

When it was originally published in 1982, The G Spot was the first book to prove the existence and define the location of the Gräfenberg spot, a patch of erectile tissue that can be felt through the front wall of the vagina, directly behind the pubic bone. In print continuously for twenty-two years, it has sold more than 1,000,000 copies to date internationall.

This first-ever trade paperback edition includes a new introduction by Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, author of What Your Mother Never Told Your about S-E-X, which brings the research in the book up-to-date and explains its continued relevance. Now a new generation of men and women can take advantage of the insights and practical suggestions of this classic work.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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"The G Spot is a timeless work that combines the science of sexual function with the study of sensual satisfaction. Read it and learn how to access and experience this most natural and uniquely feminine pleasure."
—Lou Paget, author of How to Be a Great Lover

"This book belongs on the shelf of every woman who cares about her sexual health."
—Phyllis Greenberger, MSW President and CEO, Society for Women's Health Research
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alice Kahn Ladas, M.S.S., Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and body psychotherapist practicing in Santa Fe and Manhattan. Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., is a certified sex educator, sex counselor, sex researcher, and a professor emerita at Rutgers University. She lives in Medford, New Jersey. John D. Perry, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified sexologist. He lives in Key West, Florida.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking Work Nov. 28 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is only outdated BECAUSE it was among the first in its class to explore the concept that a woman is allowed and supposed to gain pleasure from sex and deliver that idea to the public. In that regard it is an amazing piece of sexual education literature. The revised edition was released in the early 80s, but I believe it was written much earlier than that. It was written during a time when women (and men) were much less informed about the female anatomy, and there are numerous accounts in this book of women being embarassed by their orgasms because they were misunderstood. I believe that this book is helpful not only to the women of the time it was written but to women today. I read this book knowing full well what a G Spot was and what it did but I still found the history of it to be quite fascinating. In reading this book I not only came to more fully understand my own body and how it works but also what I can do to help it work more efficently and to my best sexual advantage. This book changed my sex life in an amazing way and for that I will always be grateful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Knowledge of the g-spot is essential. Nov. 21 1998
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Despite folk "wisdom" to the contrary, the "g-spot" does indeed exist, and this book identifies it.
There is an area of tissue near the skenes glands which has special nerve endings and tissue, and when pressed upon will eventually cause a contraction of the nearby muscles in a "pushing" style which can be combined with other sexual stimulation to cause a uniquely intense orgasm.
The medical explanation for this area is that the baby's head presses upon it during the birthing process, bringing on the final round of pushing/contractions to complete the birth.
This book is good, but the best technique book on Amazon for using the g-spot for sexual recreation is "ESO: Extended Sexual Orgasm"
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1.0 out of 5 stars No useful information Feb. 6 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was a boring weak monograph on a subject that needs new coverage. Instead of covering Fokorg's or Hammil's new theories and suggestions on stimulating the G-spot and explosive orgasm, this book brought me back to the 60s asking does a G-spot exist? and gave the reader endless detail to prove that it does. As a Gynecologist, I have been taught and I have taught that a G-spot exists for nearly 30 years. As a woman I was bored endlessly by a book that offered little to no new information on the G-spot and no information on stimulating the G-spot. Do not buy.
Regardless, I praise Amazon.com for advocating freedom of expression even if it may involve bad reviews of books they sell.
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1.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS NOW 0UT-DATED June 17 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The belief that the G-spot does not exist is just as dogmatic as the insistance that it does! I suppose if the book gets people to talk and explore, it is almost worth the money, but every woman needs to find out about her own body, by herself and with her partner, and not try to live up the to expectations portrayed in this book - like the myth that G-spot stimulation will inevitably lead to a female ejaculation. Forget the super-sex pressures of sex books like this and just explore.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Should be in the "fiction" section March 19 1998
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is responsible for misinforming a whole generation about what the female orgasm consists of and how to achieve it. In fact, most women know (and most doctors agree) that there's no such thing as the "G" spot; the female orgasm is far more diffuse and subtle. But I give the book a "5" anyway because, if you have a partner who thinks that the "G" spot exists, you both can have one heck of a lot of fun trying to find it!
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