Skepchick Quickies 1.7


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. Also, I must say, I’m kind of glad this g-spot business is getting so much attention. It’s nice to have female sexuality and the science of female sexuality as a focal point for once. Perhaps this will bring on new research. That said, the study itself is pretty problematic (a questionnaire? Really?).

  2. I can’t see why all of this G-spot business matters so much. I mean, we know that the clitoris exists and where it is and everyone still has to trial-and-error to figure out what does the trick. Would knowing/ not knowing about the potential g-spot change the fact everyone has to go through this general trial-and-error process to figure out what works for them? Especially since you can’t really see it and its precise location would probably vary across individuals, we’d just have to blindly poke around anyway.

  3. I think the comments on the creationist field trip fail were funnier than the note.

    (-Granite be real?
    -Of quartz it can
    -Andesite the bible here…..
    -That was very igneous of you. I actually had to look it up.
    -I Sodalite being a geology buff!
    -what the rock?
    -No. You ruined it. This ISN’T THE FLINTSTONES!!!)

  4. @chistat: It’s important because female sexuality, as a general rule, is thought of as mystical or sometimes not existing at all (just look at the Purity Ball stuff). There is plenty of research when it comes to male sexuality, but female sexuality is generally left in the dust.

    What is wrong with finding out more about the science of sexuality? It could lead to great things, like perhaps helping women who have never had an orgasm, of which there are many.

    It’s not a bad thing to get rid of the cloud of mystical-ness/otherness that female sexuality generally has in our society, nor is it bad to discouver new things about how the human body works in general.

    Plus it’s just dang interesting!

  5. @marilove: Oops, bad statement on my part. I didn’t mean to imply that the scientific investigation was pointless. I love knowing stuff, too! It’s the controversy and brouhaha and personal investment that people seem to have in the truth being one version or the other that I find unhelpful. We should be advocating for the development of a healthy, tolerant view of female sexuality concurrent with the research not dependent on the outcomes of the research.

  6. all those rock puns remind me of my college years. We had a giant piece of schist in the geology lab and I left a note underneath it that said “it’s not gneiss to take a schist in the lab”.

  7. @chistat: I, for one, am a big fan of poking around blindly, and am pro-trial-and-error. Especially error, I’m good at that.

    And the rock puns killed me, too. I just couldn’t tolerate the immediate idiocy right after them.

  8. Hi there!

    Okay, so … the g-spot. As best as I can without giving you all too much information or getting too squicky, want to discuss my … research … with you.

    See, whenever I poke my fingers around in there, I can always feel a little spongy indentation about half-way up on the interior wall. I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but it’s kind of right behind where their pubic hair stops, just … on the inside. I’m not saying it’s a g-spot, but there’s clearly an indentation there, where the tissue has a different consistency than the rest of the vaginal wall.

    The thing that really creeped me out, was when I realized that I have a similar indentation right on the roof of my mouth, where the hard palate meets the soft palate. It’s no more sensitive than the rest of my mouth, but it feels the same.

    When I tell people this, they think I’m crazy.

    Which should probably persuade me to stop telling people this. :(

  9. @Draconius:

    On the contrary; I think you should probably tell more people. We can’t guarantee that they’ll find anything, but if it will encourage them to thoroughly explore it for themselves, the world will be a much happier place.

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