ABOUT four years ago, I gave mention to a certain Dr Matlock in the US, who was specialising in designer vaginoplasty and also putting himself out to make sure that his patients knew exactly where their G spot was.
His surgery was a bit like a paint shop in that you could sit down with thousands of pictures of samples, decide which one you wanted, get a man in and bob's your uncle -- you had a makeover, albeit one that your neighbours and friends were unlikely to get a glimpse of.
Dr Matlock, who now works at the Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute in Los Angeles, has come back into my range of vision again because he is at the forefront of a lunchtime clinic at the Institute where women can turn up, have a local anaesthetic and get an injection into their G spot that will increase it to the size of a 10 cent piece. It's called the G Shot.
"I want to empower and educate and for women to be in tune with themselves," he says. It also empowers his bank balance to the tune of about $1,300.
Nevertheless, women are voting with their feet, and head of the queue was Caroline Cushworth, the first British woman to have the G shot. She positively gushes about the effects but, first of all, she had to find the elusive G spot, so she and her partner set aside an entire afternoon to look for it.
She doesn't mention if they used a torch, GPS tracking device or a sniffer dog, but, in the end, the little varmint turned up.
She also doesn't say where exactly it was hiding but, if they spent all afternoon looking for it, it is probably safe to assume that it was up somewhere near her back teeth.
Since she's had the G Shot, Caroline's sex life has gone into the stratosphere.
"I have quite literally never experienced anything quite like it," she says. "I had constant multiple orgasms which went on for hours. Thankfully the intensity is something I've got used to. I still have multiple orgasms every time I have sex, but they no longer leave me flat on my back."
She seemed to be having so many orgasms that I wondered if the syringe, which is supposed to be filled with collagen, was filled with the contents of a sherbet fizz bag by mistake.
Caroline did, however, find the procedure itself a little nerve-wracking. "At one stage the doctor was trying to locate my G spot with one hand while holding an 8cm needle in the other." Words fail me ...