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|Written by Roxy Munro|
|Friday, 02 October 2009 00:00|
I came to know female ejaculation when I experienced it for the first time several years ago after some routine quality time with my vibrator. As I reached orgasm, at the peak of my pleasure, a rather significant amount of fluid was expelled from my body and I was admittedly left in a bit of a state of confusion. I didn't really believe that it was urine, but it was the only explanation that made any sense. Sure, I was used to wetness and vaginal fluids that provided welcome lubrication, but what liquid could possibly shoot out of my vulva with such force, other than pee?
My curiosity left me with no choice. I had to smell it.
When the wet spot on my bed didn't smell like pee, I wondered, "Could it be? Do women ejaculate, too?" My ensuing Google search validated my suspicion: I had experienced the seemingly elusive occurrence of female ejaculation.
I have since become slightly obsessed with the topic.
Since female ejaculation remains a mystery for many people, it's worth exploring. Learning about female ejaculation, why it may or may not happen, how to recognize it, and how to trigger it, can enhance your sexual activity and pleasure, as well as widen your understanding of female sexuality.
Female Ejaculation 101
When it comes to the female body, there are essentially two types of sexual response fluid that are clinically referred to as female prostate and vaginal ejaculation fluids.
Vaginal ejaculate is well recognized in our culture. As the one most commonly seen in our culture, vaginal ejaculate lubricates the vaginal walls and secretes out during sexual arousal, creating that familiar "wetness." This fluid is also used as the vagina cleans itself and helps keep infections away.
The lesser known female prostate ejaculation fluid is pushed out of the urethra (where pee comes out) during sexual arousal. This fluid comes from the kidneys and the paraurethral or Skene's glands (also known as the female prostate, located under the G-spot area).
The fluid has a water-like consistency. It looks clear or milky white, like skim milk. The amount produced can vary greatly from a few drops to a quarter of a cup, or even more in some reported cases (you can find videos online if you don't believe me). For many women, the fluid shoots out; this is why female ejaculation is often referred to colloquially as 'squirting' or 'gushing.' For some women, however, the fluid just seeps out. As a result, it's less noticeable, making it harder for the scientific community to determine the prevalence of female ejaculation. Moreover, some research shows that not all women actually have Skene's glands, making it more challenging to know who is capable of having this kind of sexual response.
Female Ejaculation: Past and Present
According to Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of How Sex Works, female ejaculation has been recognized since antiquity when Hippocrates made mention of it in his treatise On Seed and the Nature of the Child. It was also written about in the original Kama Sutra, and later in early twentieth century American books on sex and marriage.
A wave of Puritanism in the United States in the 1950s seemed to quash discussion of female ejaculation and a lot of sex-related matters. According to Dr. Moalem, "Female sexuality, in general, was relegated to the back burner, or shoved off the stove entirely." It wasn't until the second wave feminist movement and the sexual revolution that a renewed focus was placed on female sexuality and female orgasm.
In 1981, a groundbreaking paper by sexologists Beverly Whipple and John Perry reported a case of one woman ejaculating under the close eye of a team of researchers. Today, female ejaculation is widely accepted among the scientific community, though there are still detractors doubting its existence. Sexology surveys estimate that around 10 percent of women ejaculate during orgasm, although some studies report as high as 69 percent of women.
When I put a call out on Facebook for friends to share with me their stories and experiences about female ejaculation, the response rate was disappointingly low. This lack of response could be indicative of shyness among friends or perhaps they had absolutely nothing to share. Given the 10 percent prevalence rate quoted by some studies, it wouldn't be surprising.
Of those friends who did bravely email me (all females), I found their experiences were similar to my own - it happened a limited number of times and all respondents had initially suspected they peed the first time it happened. The method of stimulation varied - female ejaculation occurred either by clitoral stimulation with a sex toy, penis/vagina insertion sex (the woman-on-top position was mentioned, but others didn't specify), or digital stimulation of the G-spot by a partner.
Learning to Let Go
If you are looking to trigger female ejaculation, a lot of the how-to literature focuses on the G-spot, which is located in the area of the vagina along the upper wall, though the actual spot could differ among females. Female ejaculation isn't necessarily or solely triggered by the G-spot since it can happen from sexual arousal through any means of stimulation. In my experience, targeting the G-spot seems like the easiest way to trigger ejaculation. Once the G-spot is found, you can work on stimulating it, whichever way works best for you (i.e. during intercourse or masturbation; with fingers or sex toys; and the list goes on). Sex shops sell sex toys that are specifically designed to stimulate the G-spot. These could end up being a big help.
As mentioned earlier, women may be confusing the onset of female ejaculation with an intense urge to pee. This is a common sensation felt, especially when the G-spot/anterior wall of the vagina is being stimulated. Not knowing that the feeling is actually a signal of ejaculation, those who may be embarrassed to pee during sexual activity would likely hold back. As Dr. Moalem says, not holding back "requires letting go of a lifetime of training when it comes to bodily fluids in bed."
Another consideration to keep in mind is that variability, when it comes to female sexual response, is seen as the rule, not the exception. That is, it is understood in the scientific community that it is perfectly "normal" for women to experience sexual arousal different ways - whether they reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation or G-spot stimulation, and so on. Given that research is showing that some women don't even have Skene's glands, it is pretty safe to say some women might never experience female ejaculation. So when it comes to seeking pleasure, the focus should be on enjoyment throughout the process rather than a sole end goal of a gushing climax. They say happiness is a journey. Well, so is pleasure.
How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do, by Dr. Sharon Moalem. Harper, 2009.
"Stumbling on the path to G-spot utopia", by Regina Nuzzo, LA Times, July 21, 2008.
it happened once with a guy who had a huge (really huge!!!) c**k. i was a little embarrassed, he he was totally turned on, that he f**ked me again right away. it was a one night stand... never happened again... i don't think it has something to do with Gspot... that still gives me lot of fun all the time, but it's a different feeling.
im 18, i have recently discovered i can squirt, i love it, its exciting and it feels great. i know im not peeing. but the smell is almost close to a urine smell if that makes sense. and my boyfriend says that it is very salty. is that normal??? im kinda self concious about it cuz none of my friends squirt...
I love BEETS!
I, according to my husband, am a consistent squirter. I tend to lose myself during sex and only remember bits and pieces afterwards. I know I squirted from manual stimulation from a partner once before meeting my husband, but I'm not sure if I squirted at all before that - it might've been the slow seep kind. The key may be complete and total trust in my partner. After 11 years together, I can even squirt during phone sex with my husband.
i am with someone who squirts everytime we have sex we are lesbians and it happens when i give her oral sex she gets embarassed i tell her not to be i get more excited when she gushes we were toether when she was 16 years old and i was 18 years old and she did it back then too we are 41 and 43 now and she still does it after all these years
Not so big
Well there you go with the title, I am not very big, bout 6 inches and not overly thick either. Not trying to sound too much like a guy but making a girl squirt has been an ongoing evasion. My current girlfriend cries every time we have sex, I've been told by a few that this is a good thing, also, in discussion my girlfriend has mentioned "needing to pee," desperately and has even had to leave the room once or twice. I know just the sight of me turns her on and to "kamy" she has a thing for big "c*&^" also. After reading this I am pretty confident I can get her to squirt, and it isn't a huge penis that is going to get it done. She just needs to feel comfortable, and be totally into me and what we are doing at the time. I suggest to you kamy to find either another huge cock, or to get over needing one. If HUGE cock is what turns you on that is what it will take to get it done, but not because of the size but because of the fact that size is what you are making important, just a thought.
One Proud Squirter!
Hi, I am 18 and have been able to squirt for nearly two years now. I had a very devoted boyfriend who made it his goal to give me an orgasm...at which point we discovered I have this amazing talent. The first time I squirted was very difficult to achieve, we used primarily clit stimulation (just fingers). I felt like I was going to wet myself! It took over half an hour, but I really gushed! I can now orgasm and squirt every single time I have sex, and multiple times at that. My record is 13! I nearly passed out! I am able to get myself off in less than 5 minutes, with or without a man! When I squirt, it definitely isn't just a cup or two. I've never measured, but one squirt soaks nearly all of a queen size bed! I have never ever been self conscious of it, for me it is a source of pride and empowerment! (I am a devoted feminist). Kudos to you maam for writing this article, and educating women! A squirting orgasm is something every woman should be able to experience with pride and satisfaction!
Glad to find this!
I am very fortunate to share many of the same 'attributes' as Jess in the previous post, but I am a 52 year old woman and going through the mid-stages of menopause! I have found size makes no difference. I definitely know the difference between ejaculation and urinating, but it's still very important to stay hydrated especially if you ejaculate in the quantities we do! (I can't believe how many articles I've read that put those amounts in tablespoons!) I currently have a younger man as a sex partner and he couldn't be happier. I don't ejaculate through stimulation of the clitoris. Only by penetration. This has really been important since I'm experiencing vaginal dryness now. We just recently got very curious about where in the body this comes from, what produces it and what it is exaclty. Thanks for a nice, first hand article! The women's health websites were totally 'mild' and in no way reflected women like Jess and I. The comedian, Daniel Tosh, once said to college audiences that if the guys found a 'squirter'...marry her! He always got tremendous responses. Women need to relax, get in touch with themselves and let go! Most men are not embarrassed at all, they talk about female ejaculation and seek it out. I think we are incredibly lucky women!
My name is Victoria I'm 21 and been having sex for 4 years and I am absolutely a squirter and have been since the first time I had sex my husband lives it he doesn't stop untell he knows I cum I did think it was a little werid at first but you have women who go there whole lifestyle with out having an orgasim
I'm 14 and I Squirt a lot. Science my hormones are fuc*ing with me and everything, I have been masturbating alot.I also always masturbate as if I'm on top. Every time I have an orgasam my clit gets really sensitive it hurts. One time I just kept going, and I squirted. It was creaky thinking I peer. I googled everything and found out what it was. The time afterthat I tasted it and it was salty. I was wondering what foods I could eat for it to taste better.
I experience both urination and ejaculation at the same time most of the time. Sometimes I put in the effort to urinate before sexual activity, but it doesn't really bother or embarrass me, and I've never questioned "is it or isn't it"? If I feel sated and fuzzy after masturbation or sex, I know what I experienced. That's that.
ooh laa laa!!!
OMG!!!! Proud to be a squirter I've been having sex for approx 2 yrs now nd I went a whole year without any form of release nd the dude had a huge c**k.. Size doesn't matter unless u want it to. Then I got head from a dude for the first time.. Heaven! He made me squirt. There was no turning bk for me!!!!! I experimented til sometimes I couldn't move n e mre. I just sat there in my fluids. Now I'm in a relationship nd I'm going to squirt fa him! I can do it on my own in 3 mins tops, bt he's dedicated to the cause nd wants to learn by himself.. I'm excited .. Can't wait to wet him up
an interesting discovery
My boyfriend was curious if I'm one of those 10 percent girls who can squirt. So one night I masturbate and was completely losing hope of having a good orgasm when I remember a porn star doing the gspot stimulation manually, then I start to do it in my shock a clear liquid completely odorless gushed out, and I did it 5 times in just 5mins. It felt good and satisfying. My boyfriend found out and he is all excited and horny to get me squirting a lot. So ya, pirn can be a good teacher at times. I can squirt in just 2mins and my boyfriend can cum in a min or two. He told me that amongst the girls he have been I'm the best in bed because I can squirt.
I squirt everytime i'm with my partner. it crazy how out of all the girls that squirt, man gets instantly turned on! I love it also when Im on top cause then I squirt a lot. I wet the whole bed sometimes, It also really depends on how horny I am or how long I've been sexless. The first time was also with my current boyfriend. Just amazing how we know so little about our sex life.
Nearly every time :)
I have had 7 partners before I met my husband. And never did I have a "squirting orgasm". However, my husband can (and usually does!) make me squirt whenever we have sex. He LOVES IT!
love to squirt
When I was with my ex husband he finally got me to squirt for the first time but it took about 30 mins of really working for me to be able to.do it. Since we have split, I have squirted with my new partner every single time he penetrates me. He loves it! Says that "when you clean up after sex and you have to wash your ankles too, its a good night!". I was squirted all over the bed, all over his shorts that lay on the floor by the bed, and all down his knees and ankles. It is great. I used to be embarrassed but the more I squirt the happier he is. I almost have it down to an art but am afraid that if I ever have to find a new partner, the squirting will subside. He makes me feel very comfortable about it and begs for more, that isbu what makes the difference with me. I feel like maybe I have had it in me all these years but was just to embarrassed to completely relax and let it flow. That's the difference for me. Ladies, if you are ever with someone who doesn't like you to squirt, move on! Lol. That's my favorite part of sex, to see how much I can expel. Hope this helps.
My Wife is a Class A Squirter
I met my wife four years ago, and we both fell head over heels for each other. I had no idea she was squirter, and the first time I made her orgasm(we were still dating), I got drenched. She was immediately embarrassed, and I just simply took her six more times(with a squirt each time), until she couldn't the pleasure anymore. Since our four years together, two of them being married, she now loves to squirt for me.
i am still surprised how dr.marnish did the love spell
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