AUA Summit - Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • That the approval of sildenafil sparked the study of women’s sexual health as a biopsychosocial field?
  • That the G-spot really consists of 5 regions and is best characterized as the G-Zone?
  • That the female erogenous zones include the ear (cymba conchae), nipples, buttocks, thighs calves, feet, toes, clitoris, vulva, vestibule, vagina, cervix, urethra, perineum, and perianal region as all these regions process sensory information in the paracentral lobule of the somatosensory cortex?
  • That the genital region of the woman consists of the vulva, vestibule and vagina, that the vestibule is intimately involved in lubrication and pleasure and that the endodermal vestibule of the woman is the embryologic equivalent of the male penile urethra?
  • That the clitoris is approximately 7 inches long and that 23% of women have adhesions of their hood to their glans (clitoral adhesions)?
  • That in the late 1800s, injecting extracts of testicles from several animals seemed to improve mental and physical capabilities?  
  • That the first penile revascularization surgery was reported the very same year that penile prosthesis insertion was reported?
  • That a vacuum device was patented in the early 1900s?
  • That to improve erectile performance, urologists were ligating the dorsal vein of the penis, plicating the ischiocavernosus and bulbocavernosus muscles, ligating the vas deferens to treat aging and increase hormone production, and inserting rib cartilage extracavernosally?
  • That in the 1920s the French surgeon Leriche described that thrombotic obliteration of the aortic bifurcation was also associated with vascular impotence?
  • That Kinsey was an entomologist in Indiana and eventually performed face-to-face sexual history interviews of over 18,000 men and women in the late 1940s and early 1950s?
  • That the first public display of pharmacologic erection was actually a public display of an intracavernosal injection at the AUA?


Irwin Goldstein, MD