What is Squirting?

Contributor: Graendil55 Graendil55
I'm not sure if this has been asked before (probably has) but here's my question:
What exactly happens when a woman squirts? Is it urine? Does it come from the urethra? I'm confused.
07/19/2009
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Contributor: Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Graendil55
I'm not sure if this has been asked before (probably has) but here's my question:
What exactly happens when a woman squirts? Is it urine? Does it come from the urethra? I'm confused.
Yes, it comes from the urethra. It is technically considered a chemically altered form of urine by some as it has very low amounts of urea (and something else, which I am forgetting) but also amounts of prostatic fluid (which public opinion used to think was only produced in males). It is often murky and has a distinctive taste/smell from urine. Knowledge on female ejaculate, in general, is also murky.
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Contributor: Rocky LaFemme Rocky LaFemme
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07/20/2009
Contributor: Raven Raven
Female ejaculate is a clear liquid, Its consistency is akin to that of very light lubricant, but it is watery rather than slick. It is not the same as vaginal lubrication or urine. Only a tiny and usually unnoticed portion of female ejaculate is creamy and white like male ejaculate. The taste and smell of ejaculate appear to vary with the menstrual cycle. At times it can taste and smell salty and somewhat strong, and at other times, fresh and light with an earthy aroma. Sometimes it has no taste or smell at all. Mens's and women's ejaculates are similar in chemical makeup, though of course women's ejaculate does not contain semen. Female ejaculate is predominantly prostatic fluid mixed with glucose and trace amounts of urine. Currently, scientists use PSA (prostate specific antigen) as a marker to identify female ejaculate.

Like the male prostate, the female prostate has glands that create ejaculate fluid and ducts that expel it into the urethral canal, but the female prostate is much smaller and more elongated, and is embedded in the wall of the urethra. In most women, it is located near the urethra, near the opening to the urethral canal to the outside of the body. It typically has about forty glands and ducts--up to three times the number found on the male prostate.

After the ejaculate is expelled from the female prostate into the urethral canal, it can flow in two directions: out to the urethral opening (visible/noticeable ejaculation) or in to the bladder (retrograde ejaculation). When the former is the case, female ejaculation commonly has been mistaken for urination because that is all women have been expected to expel from the urethra.

Knowledge of female ejaculation is by no means new. From 600 b.c. to 200 a.d., the origin of female ejaculation in the body and its role in reproduction were explored by physicians from Pythagoras to Hippocrates, Aristotle and Galen. It was a fact of life for the Greeks and Romans, and they called the fluid "liquor vitae". Ancient India called the fluid "amrita" meaning nectar of the gods. In 16th century Japan, they had ejaculation bowls. There are also other cultures that recognized and honored the female ejaculate. The g-spot is named for Dutch anatomist Regnier de Graaf, who in 1672 discussed and sketched the female prostate, although he was not the first to recognize the prostate as the ejaculatory source in women.

When I see pictures of women squirting and the fluid is very yellow, I seriously doubt that what I am seeing is actual FE.
07/20/2009
Contributor: Liz2 Liz2
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Originally posted by Raven
Female ejaculate is a clear liquid, Its consistency is akin to that of very light lubricant, but it is watery rather than slick. It is not the same as vaginal lubrication or urine. Only a tiny and usually unnoticed portion of female ejaculate is ... more
Great accurate piece of information, thanks. I, for one, was ignorant on the ancient thought about ejaculation.
I find my ejaculate is very similar to a guy's pre-cum....same consistency, w/o semen of course as noted above.
07/20/2009
Contributor: Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Liz2
Great accurate piece of information, thanks. I, for one, was ignorant on the ancient thought about ejaculation.
I find my ejaculate is very similar to a guy's pre-cum....same consistency, w/o semen of course as noted above.
Thanks. I have yet to ejaculate and it pisses my off. There have been a couple of times when I thought I was close when I felt the urge to pee, but it never happened. I'm still working on it.

I don't think many people understand the history of FE. Until recently I was one of that group. As one more interesting bit, it is known that priests of the Catholic Church were instructed for centuries to counsel couples to avoid "amplexus reservatus", practices believed to lead to the suppression of semination by BOTH sexes (the same is true for "coitus interuptus", diversion of male semen from the womb. This ban had its roots in medieval times, but continues in the Catholic Church to this day, as the notice, entitled "Acta Apostolicae Sedis", dated 6/30/52, demonstrates. Obviously, the Greek idea of a female seed being part of conception and procreation survived into medieval times, whereupon it was declared a sin by the RC Church for a woman to NOT ejaculate!
07/20/2009
Contributor: Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Raven
Female ejaculate is a clear liquid, Its consistency is akin to that of very light lubricant, but it is watery rather than slick. It is not the same as vaginal lubrication or urine. Only a tiny and usually unnoticed portion of female ejaculate is ... more
Better answer than mine. However, the G-spot was named after Ernst Gräfenberg, not de Graaf.


I just read (and reviewed) a book on the g-spot and was interested at the thought that conception required ejaculate from both males and females. One of the reasons FE has dropped off the reason in more "recent" future is because the discovery that it wasn't true - so focus shifted to male ejaculate almost completely.
07/20/2009
Contributor: Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Better answer than mine. However, the G-spot was named after Ernst Gräfenberg, not de Graaf.


I just read (and reviewed) a book on the g-spot and was interested at the thought that conception required ejaculate from both males and ... more
One of the reasons FE has dropped off the RADAR* lol
07/20/2009
Contributor: Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Better answer than mine. However, the G-spot was named after Ernst Gräfenberg, not de Graaf.


I just read (and reviewed) a book on the g-spot and was interested at the thought that conception required ejaculate from both males and ... more
You're absolutely right. I don't have any idea why I wrote that name. LOL!! Momentary lapse of reason, I guess. Thanks for the correction.

And I'm sure you're right about the loss of interest in FE. But I still wonder why the practice dropped to the point that today most think it is something new. I've also thought it interesting that there was so much of it going on at one time without the benefit of a G-spot vibrator! LOL! They obviously had the finger technique down pat.



I'll have to check out your review of the book you just read.
07/21/2009
Contributor: ATL Freak ATL Freak
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Contributor: Triple X Moma Triple X Moma
Did not know that much detail, but i still like seeing squirting.
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Contributor: oldman oldman
Unless a man is "sterile", ALL cum, and some pre-cum, has seaman. Seaman is a term used to describe the ejaculate that includes prostetic fluids mixec with sperm. Unless a man has had certain surgeries, or is sterile, he will ejaculate. For example, if his seminal vessicles were surgically removed, he would have no ejaculate, but may have a decreased amount of pre-cum.
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