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      To the editors:

      Schubach argues that I erred in stating that the G-spot is, well, a spot. He also objects to my locating it on the anterior vaginal wall as opposed to the area of the paraurethral glands deeper within that wall. He further argues that the sensitivity of the spot is due to the “glands and ducts behind the vaginal wall.” Schubach is free to argue that the G-spot (or area or sector or quadrant or location or whatever) is located anywhere he pleases. Just saying this, however, does not change the fact that, if the spot in question is highly sensitive, this sensitivity must be mediated by neurons of the type that are known to underlie cutaneous sensitivity. Glands and ducts are not, in and of themselves, automatically endowed with cutaneous sensitivity. Schubach's argument boils down to saying something like “The G-spot is really the same thing as the tip of the nose. Because we know that the tip of the nose exists, the G-spot is also thus proved to exist.” This is hand waving at best.
      On another point, he takes me to task for not citing the 1993 article by Zaviacic and Whipple
      • Zaviacic M
      • Whipple B
      Update on the female prostate and the phenomenon of female ejaculation.
      on female ejaculation. He apparently did not notice that I did cite a 2000 article by Zaviacic and Ablin
      • Zaviacic M
      • Ablin RJ
      The female prostate and prostate-specific antigen: immunohistochemical localization, implications for this prostate marker in women, and reasons for using the term “prostate” in the human female.
      that provides a more recent review of this area.
      Finally, he states that I promised to discuss that the female prostate gland is indeed the G-spot. This is simply wrong. I made no such promise for the very good reason that I doubt very much that the G-spot exists, much less that it “is” the female prostate.

      References

        • Zaviacic M
        • Whipple B
        Update on the female prostate and the phenomenon of female ejaculation.
        J Sex Res. 1993; 30: 148-151
        • Zaviacic M
        • Ablin RJ
        The female prostate and prostate-specific antigen: immunohistochemical localization, implications for this prostate marker in women, and reasons for using the term “prostate” in the human female.
        Histol Histopathol. 2000; 15: 131-142