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The Trib Finally Found the G-Spot

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 19, 2004 1:51PM

2004_08_19.sausage.jpgThank you, Chicago Tribune. Thank you. Thank you for exposing the world to the truth about penis size and g-spots. Oh, wait, was that you, or was that a back issue of Mademoiselle in seventh grade? We can't remember. Either way, we're getting the phrase "it ain't the meat, it's the motion" tattooed on ourself later today. Best song ever.

If you're keeping score at home, that's one myth officially debunked! Myth #2: women reach their sexual peak in their 30s or 40s. Not so, say a few extremely randy old ladies in an "informal survey of a dozen women and four men ranging in age from 25 to 70." Wait, when did 16 people become enough for a survey? And they couldn't even split it up 8 and 8? Weird. Anyway, women are a bizarre species filled with hysteria and toting around mysterious genitalia. "When a woman reaches her sexual peak depends on how she personally defines it: number of orgasms, frequency, level of interest or emotional intimacy--you make the call." Does that qualify as debunked? Judges? OK, no. Tribune 1, Vagina Myths, 1.

Myth #3: Women don't have a g-spot. "While some may never feel it, women do have a G-spot. The problem is finding it." Yup, this just in: g-spots are hard to find. And the Trib reminds us all of an old episode of Sex and the City by giving a shout-out to female ejaculation. Trib, 2, 'ginas, 1.

And then, an otherwise light if graphic article has to get on the train to Oprah town and get serious on us. Myth #4: It is impossible to enjoy sex after sexual trauma such as rape or childhood abuse. Debunked. Thanks. Final score, if you can believe it, vaginas lose again.

So way back in 1953, people held some major misconceptions about sex—thanks to the Kinsey report, everyone had to become open and frank and masturbate like crazy. (Yeah, we kinda want to see the movie.) Oh, our bad, people are still total prudes; we just think that they're not.

According to Stephanie Sanders, associate director of The Kinsey Institute and associate professor of gender studies at Indiana University, there are still lots of misconceptions about sex and sexuality in America. Who knew? Despite popular portrayals, most people enjoy "serial monogamy" and married couples have more sex than single people. Ah. someone calls the sitcom writers' union.