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Female Ejaculation: The Real Deal on Squirting

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There’s no other mysterious phenomenon like squirting that attracts such interest and attention. Yet there’s little real knowledge about squirting beyond urban legend. What is squirting, really?

  How?

Familiarity with the female anatomy is the first step to understanding and discussing female ejaculation. There are two important parts of the many regions of the female organ that must be clarified: the clitoris and the vaginal vestibule.

First, the clitoris is much more than meets the eye. Instead of a tiny nub, button or spot whose hood is most frequently mistaken for the real deal, the clitoris is actually a very large and diverse region of tissue. The first portions are the regions analogous to the male penis, consisting of the glans, shaft and hood. The internal parts consist of the crus and the G-spot. The crus lines the vaginal introitus while the G-spot can be considered the 'back end' of the clitoris. Many women know that stimulating this region is highly pleasurable and associated with certain feelings. Indeed, many women feel that stimulating the G-spot leads to squirting.

Secondly, the vaginal canal must be understood. The vaginal canal is a thick tube of muscle. The world record for the amount of weight lifted by contracting the pelvic floor muscles is thirty-one pounds. The main theory surrounding female ejaculate centers on the fact that the contractions of this strong organ are certainly enough to generate a squirt of whatever liquid is around! Have you ever squirted water by clasping your hands and squeezing? Same idea.

Others contend that the urethra in some women is located close to the opening of the vagina, and thus can be stimulated during sex. Still others say that the embedded nerves of the clitoris in the vaginal wall (which is the current theory for the existence of the G-spot) are entwined with that of the bladder's spongy tissue, which can be accessed through the front wall of the vaginal canal. Many women report that pressure on this area feels like pressure on the bladder itself, which contributes to the feeling some women have of "needing to go" while attempting to find their G-spot. Squirting, then, likely combines vaginal fluids and some urinary fluid.

However…

  What is female ejaculate?

Sex research to the rescue! Many studies have been conducted about women who claim to have the ability to squirt. Some women claim that they can do it all the time, others claim that they can only do it occasionally, with a partner or in another specific situation. Findings show that liquid sampled from women who claimed to be able to squirt generally showed some content of urine. Indeed, certain paraurethral glands may contribute to the secretions.

For others, from women who could not detect that they were squirting or otherwise had no degree of control over the experience, their liquid samples contained a different, alkaline liquid. The environment of the vagina is generally quite acidic, as you know, so the discovery of an alkaline liquid led the researchers to implicate certain prostatic glands located in the spongy tissue around the vagina, much like the prostate of men. Researchers proclaimed these fluids distinct from other vaginal secretions.

Knowing this, many women should have the ability to ejaculate. But it would be silly to require this of all women. Just like other standards of sexual performance, allure or ability, it’s damaging to require or idolize one aspect of an activity.

Doing a quick Google search will reveal not just thousands of videos but exactly how much interest there is in the female ejaculation. This article is not attempting to debunk it, but merely to provide more information about it. Rather than sparking more pressure to learn how to do a certain sexual act, I would put forth that many women should learn more about their bodies. Certainly, many women have embarked on a voyage of self-discovery with female ejaculation as their goal – and even though this may not have led to the act of squirting itself, this has probably led to very fruitful sexual encounters and new awakenings! By all means, find out what your body can do!

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Comments

Personally, I can squirt and I've always felt the culprits were my Skenes Glands (the paraurethral, prostatic glands you mention). When stimulating my g-spot, I feel pressure in this area around the urethra - definitely distinct from my clitoris or bladder. Any fluid that comes out comes from my urethra, and it is watery and a little sweet to the taste. It does not have the tangy flavor of vaginal fluid.

However, I've also read that, as the Skenes Glands are basically redundant in women (it's the same tissue that would form a prostate if we were male), many women have only very small glands in this area, or even no Skenes Glands at all. This may explain why many women struggle to find anything in the way of a g-spot, and why most women (even those with a g-spot) don't squirt.

Of course, this is my totally non-scientific opinion on the matter, but I really would welcome more thorough research into the g-spot and the function of the Skenes Glands in women. There's appallingly little academic research in this area, and most studies seem to conclude (rather patronizingly) that the g-spot doesn't exist at all and we're just imagining the whole thing. Of course, there are still people debating the "vaginal vs clitoral orgasm" thing, so we still have a long way to go when it comes to sex research!

03/04/2013

Good article & I also enjoyed the comment by KikiChrome! Don't get me started on the need for more research, ugh! Thanks, both of you, for the info!

03/04/2013
.kaycat  

I didn't know I could squirt, I thought I couldn't and maybe you can. When it happened the first time I didn't notice it, but now it's a regular spot and thing for me. I dont have orgasms and squirt at the same time. For me squirting is telling me I'm enjoying myself, constantly shooting out LEADING to my orgasms. Not sure if anyone else is like that too. But for sure explore around, what got me there was my boyfriend fingering me, middle finger and ring finger pumping up my g-spot, try it (: much love - K

04/01/2013
.kaycat  

And my boyfriend has long fingers so that's also a good thing to take note

04/01/2013

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