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This analgesic effect was produced by pressure and by pleasurable self-stimulation applied to the anterior vaginal wall (G spot). (this was published in the Journal Pain., 1985, by Whipple and Komisaruk)

Interestingly, she found later on that eating a capsaicin-rich diet (capsaicin is what puts the hot in hot peppers) completely abolishes any analgesic effect. Not the capacity for vaginal pleasure, just any associated decrease in pain. (In the 1989 Physiology & Behavior.)

About their conclusion in that 1990 article on analgesia during labor -- ...this natural pain blocking activated when the pelvic and hypogastric nerves are stimulated as the cervix dilates and from pressure in the vagina produced by the emerging fetus -- that "pressure in the vagina" sure as hell isn't G-spot joy!!

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