What G-Spot therapy says about the female orgasm

By Sofia Gallarate

Nov 5, 2018

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Tavicare is just one of the several medical centres in the U.S. that perform what is called G-Spot therapy, a procedure also known as G-Shot or G-Spot Amplification (yes you read well), which is an injection of collagen or a similar filler whose purpose is to enlarge the Grafenberg Spot (commonly known as the G-Spot) in order to enhance female orgasms. “The G-Shot® injection procedure takes approximately 5 minutes; results can last up to 4 months!” reads Tavicare’s description of its therapy.

Many aspects of this new ambitious practice are compelling, from the language used in its communication to the very technology it claims to have invented. But one in particular is worth questioning: the existence of G-Spot therapy implies that all women actually have a G-Spot, and that, as far as recent academic researchers argue, is still up for debate.

In 2012, a study in The Journal Of Sexual Medicine came out with what was considered a breakthrough study by seemingly proving that the G-Spot exists and describing exactly where it is located. But in the years that followed, several different groups of researchers have claimed to prove the opposite. In 2017, a different study published in the same journal argued that the G-Spot, which is believed to be a specific sensitive region inside the vagina, does not exist. “There is no macroscopic structure other than the urethra and vaginal wall lining in the location of the putative G-Spot. Specifically, there is no apparent erectile or “spongy” tissue in the anterior vaginal wall, except where the urethra abuts the clitoris distally”, the paper read.

Now, considering the numerous medical and anatomical researches that dismiss the existence of the G-Spot, Tavicare’s description of what G-Shot therapy involves seems questionable. “Dr. Tavakoli will do a pelvic exam and measurement of the G-Spot based upon your direction. She will transfer this measurement to a ruler and then a special speculum. The speculum, which has the location of the G-Spot on it will be inserted into the vagina and then a small needle will be used to deliver a small amount of local anaesthetic in the area of the G-Spot.” Nowhere on their website however does Tavicare mention the possibility that the G-Spot might not even exist. And while numerous scientists and academics are convinced that the legendary G-Spot is but a myth, Dr. Tavakoli, one of Tavicare’s leading doctors, is convinced that the question isn’t whether or not every woman has a G-Spot, but that it’s simply a matter of finding it, and potentially, for a mere sum of 2,000 U.S. dollars, boost it.

It is hard to imagine that these super-orgasms can be reached by every woman after only a five-minute procedure and that, more importantly, they can be enjoyed for the following four months. While the recurrent debates over the existence of the G-Spot threaten Tavacare’s credibility, this medical procedure opens up an entire Pandora’s box of female sexual empowerment. With numerous studies outlining that 43 percent of women have reported that they cannot reach orgasms for various reasons, Dr. Tavakoli’s therapy (and potentially every doctor with the right skills and technology) holds the power to revolutionize what we know about the female orgasm. But first you just need to believe the research claiming to prove the G-Spot exists and then, you only need to trust that G-Shot does what it says on the cover.

What G-Spot therapy says about the female orgasm


By Sofia Gallarate

Nov 5, 2018

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Slutbot, the chatbot that helps you practise your sexting skills

By Alma Fabiani

May 30, 2019

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You’ve probably sexted before, possibly with your partner or with your most recent match. It can be a fun, stress-free experience for some, but for others who’ve never done it before, it can also be intimidating and beginners can miss out on the opportunity of becoming a master of dirty talk. That’s where Slutbot comes in.

Launched by the creators of Juicebox, a sex and relationship coaching app, Slutbot is a free service developed by sex educators and erotic fiction writers—sexting pros basically. At the moment, texting Slutbot is only free in the U.S. and Canada, while the rest of the world can sext with it for the cost of your standard messaging rates. If you feel like trying it, you can text ‘slutbot’ to (+1) 415-650-0395.

Slutbot starts by asking your age, gender, and the gender of the person you’d like to practise sexting with. The chatbot offers different types of pairings like female user to male bot, female user to female bot, male user to female bot and so on. After picking a pairing that suits your needs, you’ll have to choose between two types of sexting: one softer, called ‘slow & gentle’, and another called ‘hot & sexy’, which, much like its title, is more forward.

When I decided to try it, Slutbot was considerate enough to choose a safe word, in case things got too hot too soon—the bot picked ‘pineapple’ for some reason. The conversation started quite slowly, with sentences like, “I’ve been thinking about you today. Last night was really hot”, nothing too crazy considering I picked the ‘hot & sexy’ option. Slutbot quickly killed the mood by using texting abbreviations like ‘O.M.G.’ and the ‘100’ emoji three times in a row, making me wonder if I was texting a bot or a 15-year-old. The experience as a whole wasn’t that bad, and for a sexting beginner, the upsides that could come from a few conversations with Slutbot are clear, if you can ignore the over-the-top use of emojis and the absence of any sense of humour.

Talking to the New York Times, Founder and CEO of Juicebox Brianna Rader said, “People think sex and dating is supposed to be easy and innate, but it’s not. It’s absolutely a life skill just like all other life skills, but unfortunately we’re never formally taught these things.” A study conducted by McAfee in the U.S. showed that 49 percent of all smartphone users sext and of those, 70 percent are between 18 and 24 years old, so it only makes sense that someone came up with a sexting ‘starter pack’ to help onboard this new generation of sexters. Although Slutbot is exactly what it says on the tin—a slutty bot—it should be seen as a first step towards opening up new horizons for your sex life (that is, if you feel like you need a little push).

Slutbot tackles important issues, like consent and communicating desires, by always ending a text asking users if they’re enjoying this conversation or want to try something new. By practising your sexting skills with Slutbot without dreading the possibility of being ghosted, you could eventually feel confident enough to try it out with someone real. Ghosting is a problem that goes hand-in-hand with technology, especially texting—not only with sexting. That’s where another app called Mei comes in, your best chance at texting perfectly, thus avoiding any chance of being ghosted. Once you’ve downloaded Mei, the app includes an AI assistant that gives you real-time comments on your texting skills as you chat with friends, family, and partners.

Let’s say you’ve been talking with your new crush for a few days, but you feel like the conversation is not going as smoothly anymore. In your text conversation, Mei will pop up at the top left corner to comment on your way of texting, advising you on which tone you should try out and why. The app’s website says, “We hope to be a new messaging option that users can be excited about”. Although the concept sounds great on paper (we all ask someone close for texting advice from time to time) the idea that people could one day rely on extra help to text from AI should be a forewarning of how our society is beginning to lean perhaps too heavily on technology (especially when it comes to social interactions).

By now we all know that technological innovations have both positive and negative impacts on our social interactions. So next time you feel like sexting for the first time, or you don’t want to receive an unsolicited dick pic, you’ll know Slutbot is always here for you. Same goes with texting your mum after having a bad argument with her, Mei will be there to help you formulate that perfect text. Let’s just try to avoid being dependent on these apps—preferably without throwing away our phones.

Slutbot, the chatbot that helps you practise your sexting skills


By Alma Fabiani

May 30, 2019

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