I knew at an intuitive level that there was something lame and false about the recent “scientific” news from Italy, where researchers supposedly determined that some women don’t have G-spots. I said nothing, counting on the fact that Violet Blue, author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot, would be along eventually to set things straight. Which she now has done. It turns out, the Italian dudes were a bit confused, and were using what Violet calls the “two-hands-and-a-flashlight” research method:

News flash to news outlets: The vagina ceased to be a mystery at least 40 years ago. The G-spot is a real, tangible thing, and you can even see it if you have a bio-vagina, or know someone who will let you take a G-peep. It is a real place inside the body, and you don’t need ultrasound to find it. And again, I’ll contradict the reporting and say that yes, some women find it to be incredible for orgasms, while others don’t like the sensation so much. It isn’t a “magic button” for all girls: But that in no way means a woman cannot have, enjoy, or break windows all the way down to Twin Peaks and back screaming in joy from vaginal orgasms.

Myths about the G-spot you’re seeing in these mainstream news sources:

* Not every woman has one.

* Every woman likes G-spot stimulation.

* There’s a test to find it, and only one “right” way to touch it.

* Touching it will make you incontinent, and female ejaculation is urine. (It is not.)

* Any other orgasms are inferior to a G-spot orgasm.

If you’re squeamish about female anatomy, skip the next two paragraphs, but if you want to know what the hell a G-spot is or why anyone wants to find one, read on