We Vibe and Female Orgasm
The unique design of the We Vibe simultaneously stimulates the clitoris and the g-spot and is worn while a couple are making love. This unique combination greatly enhances a woman’s sexual pleasure. The subject of female sexuality and the female orgasm has and continues to be a matter of some controversy which reflects the historical social position of women and the changes which have occurred over the last 150 years
The vaginal orgasm and the clitoral orgasm
It was Sigmund Freud who started the controversy when he made the distinction between a vaginal and a clitoral orgasm, implying that the vaginal orgasm was somehow superior to the clitoral. He even declared that the clitoral orgasm was “infantile”. Freud’s opinion was not based on any scientific research, indeed his view of female sexuality was not that clear, he referred to female sexuality as “the dark continent”.
Freud, born into a middle class Austrian family in 1856, regarded women as the "tender sex", suitable for caring for the household and nurturing children but not equal to men in scientific and scholarly affairs. His view of female sexuality was a product of his age and the position of women in society at that time. However Freud as the father of psychoanalysis was a very influential figure and his view of female sexuality was widely accepted.
The Freudian view was generally rejected by feminists in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.
In 1968 Jane Gerhard published the book “The myth of the Vaginal Orgasm” and numerous other feminist writers such as Simone de Beauvoir and Germaine Greer rejected the Freudian view.
Radical lesbian feminist Andrea Dworkin affirmed “there is only a clitoral orgasm”. Her view of female sexuality was at an opposite extreme to that of Freud. For her penetration in intercourse was almost always an act of domination and hatred towards women. She wrote “Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.”
Between the 19th century view of sexuality and the radical feminist view we can find all kinds of opinions about human sexuality. However many researchers have attempted to investigate female sexuality in a more scientific way:
The idea that there is an anatomical area in the vagina responsible for the vaginal orgasm came from the investigations of the German gynaecologist Ernst Graffenberg. His findings were published in 1950 in his book “Role of the urethra in Female Orgasm”. Graffenberg encountered an area of the vaginal wall which became swollen when the subject was sexually excited and was reported to be an area which produced an orgasm when stimulated, especially when stimulated by rhythmic pressure. Graffenberg’s interest however was not so much female sexuality as gynaecological and urinary pathologies.
The Graffenberg Spot or G-Spot was really brought to public attention with the publication in 1981 of the book “The G-Spot” by Alice Ladas, John D Perry and Beverley Whipple.
Ladas, Perry and Whipple and their associates investigated the g-spot and feminine ejaculation in various studies and surveys, as well as with an extensive review of scientific literature. They came to the conclusion that the g-spot is an area of tissue associated with the urethra located approximately 3cm inside the vagina on the anterior wall. They also stated that a number of women would ejaculate a colorless fluid during orgasm when the G-Spot was stimulated.
The G-Spot Controversy
The general radical feminist position most clearly put by Andrea Dworkin was that there is only one kind of female orgasm and that is produced by stimulation of the clitoris. However not all feminists held the same view, Deborah Sundahl a feminist pioneer and writer (Female Ejaculation and the G Spot ) has lectured and written extensively on the G-Spot and female ejaculation http://www.isismedia.org/
Following the publication of the Ladas Perry and Whipple book there was also widespread criticism from medical doctors and anatomists who denied that such an area exists. Terence M Hines PhD writing in the American Journal Of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2001 stated:
“The evidence is far too weak to support the reality of the G-Spot. Specifically, anecdotal observations and case studies made on the basis of a tiny number of subjects are not supported by subsequent anatomic and biochemical studies.” (Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;185:359-62.)
The g-spot is not easily identifiable in the dissection of cadavers, although the 17th century anatomist Regnier de Graaf reported that the secretions by the women's G-Spot "lubricates their sexual parts in agreeable fashion in coitus”
Different views have emerged with further investigation of the g-spot.
It has been accepted by the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology that the tissue of the g-spot corresponds to the male prostate gland, this is known as the Skenes Gland in women. The male prostate gland is located at the base of the penis and lies around the urethra which is the tube from the bladder to the end of the penis through which the urine passes to be expelled; the prostate gland is responsible for about 30% of the seminal fluid. The spermatozoa produced by the testicles mix with the seminal fluid. The sperm swim in the seminal fluid which is ejaculated during orgasm by rhythmic contractions of the penis. An average male ejaculation will produce 2 - 5 ml of liquid.
Studies by Whipple and associates ("The Grafenberg Spot and female ejaculation: a review of initial hypotheses". J Sex Marital Ther 9 (1): 27–37) have shown that some female subjects were capable of producing 3 – 15 ml of clear fluid which was expelled from the urethra. The opening of the urethra lies just inside the vagina on the anterior wall just below the clitoris. The explanation is that the tissue which makes up the g-spot corresponds to the tissue of the male prostate and in a similar way produces fluid which is expelled during and before orgasm. During the female orgasm there is a rhythmic contraction of the tissues surrounding the urethra and the consequent expulsion of the fluid. The g-spot is considered to be like a sponge full of liquid which when squeezed will expel the liquid. There are claims of a much higher volume of liquid being expelled and plenty of visual evidence available on the internet but it is hard to verify if the liquid is that produced by the skenes glands, and there may be an expulsion of urine at the same time.
Moreover, not all doctors are convinced that the G-Spot corresponds to the male prostate.
Researcher Amichai Kilchevsky holds the view "that the G-Spot is really just the extension of the clitoris on the inside of the vagina, analogous to the base of the male penis," The argument is that the clitoral tissue extends deeper into the body to the inner vaginal wall. So that stimulation of this area of the vagina is in fact stimulation of the clitoris and that the orgasm is always in reality a clitoral orgasm.
The clitoris, is a clearly visible anatomical structure, external to the vagina and clitoral stimulation will produce orgasm. It is a hyper sensitive area and will respond better to gentle stimulation at first and as excitement increases will be more responsive to stronger stimulation. Stimulation of the clitoris with the hand, the tongue, body friction or a vibrating object is clearly the way to reach an orgasm. During intercourse this stimulation is often inadequate, the clitoris will be stimulated by the movement of the vaginal lips as the penis is thrust in and out of the vagina and it will also be stimulated by direct contact with the pubic bone when making love in a face to face position. However the stimulation is often inadequate and orgasm is an elusive phenomenon for some women. Sheri Hite reported that 70–80% of women achieve orgasm only through direct clitoral stimulation.
The Diversity of Human Sexuality
Making love is not just a mechanical act with the sole aim of achieving an orgasm; love, tenderness, togetherness, fun, communication, shear sensual pleasure, all play an integral part in what is still the worlds favourite hobby. All tied up of course in many cases with shame and guilt, dominance and humiliation, power and submission. In short the whole gamut of human sexuality.
Reading the different points of view about the g-spot and the female orgasm one cannot help but reflect that the controversy is fuelled by peoples different slants on sexuality, both there own and that of the opposite sex. Radical feminists may wish to eliminate men from the sexual equation and feel that anything which implies that penetration is an essential part of a woman’s sexual pleasure cannot be. Others seem to wish to deny that female sexuality can have an element which is there merely for sexual pleasure and delight and has nothing to do with the God give desire to procreate.
Our view is that human sexuality is rich in its diversity that not all women have the same sexual response but that we should all feel free to explore our sexuality with whoever we please as long as they are adult and participating of their own free will. That we should enjoy our loving relationships, delight in each others bodies and souls, and vibrate together in harmony and love.
Whatever the truth about the G-Spot, it is clear that for many women inter vaginal stimulation is important for their orgasmic pleasure. Personal inclinations and preferences vary enormously a G-Spot orgasm is not better than a clitoral one if indeed one can be distinguished from the other.
The We Vibe is a fun toy which can be used to enhance a couples pleasure, it is above all an adult toy, something to enjoy together, it is about having fun in a relationship, enhancing mutual pleasure.
Different couples will use this toy in different ways, some will just give it occasional use, preferring spontaneous passion with nothing in between, quick hard passionate sex, others, or in other moments, will prefer to build up the anticipation to plan their loving time together, to lay together, to romp in delirious abandon, to tease and delight.
The wevibe is there for fun and delight to vibrate in mutual harmony, enjoy!