Female Ejaculation - Myth or Ultimate Pleasure Release?
Female ejaculation and vaginal squirting are both terms used to describe the release of fluid from the female genital area during sexual arousal or orgasm. The terms are often used interchangeably, but as we’ll cover in this blog, there are recently accepted differences. While some people believe that female ejaculation is just a myth, research has shown that it is a real phenomenon experienced by some women.
What is Female Ejaculation?
Female ejaculation is the release of a fluid that is believed to be produced by the Skene's glands, also known as the female prostate. These glands are located near the urethra and can vary in size from woman to woman.
It is important to note that the fluid released in female ejaculation is not the same as urine, as it has been found to contain various biochemical markers that distinguish it from urine.
Is Female Ejaculation Real?
Yes, absolutely! A 1984 study found 54% of women experienced an ‘orgasmic expulsion of fluid’ at least once in their life. A more recent study from 2012-2016 (published in 2017 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine) concluded that female ejaculation is a reality in our population (69.23%). It was confirmed that’ sexually active women, with the right stimulus, can release, during orgasm, a fluid biochemically different from the urine.’
What’s the Difference Between Squirting & Female Ejaculation?
Vaginal squirting, also known as ‘squirting’ or ‘gushing’, refers to the release of a clear or transparent fluid during sexual stimulation. The fluid released is typically 10ml or more, and is usually expelled in a forceful manner from the urinary bladder. Some people describe the sensation as similar to urination - however the released liquid is not urine.
Female ejaculation refers to the release of a thicker, milky fluid from the Skene’s gland during sexual stimulation. This fluid is typically released in smaller quantities and does not have the same forceful expulsion as female squirting.
The fluid also contains a high concentration of PSA - prostate-specific antigen. Until 2011, all female orgasmic expulsions of fluids were referred to as female ejaculation, and even today the two terms are often used interchangeably outside of the medical or scientific communities. Read more about the differences in squirting and female ejaculation here.
What Causes Female Ejaculation?
The exact causes of female ejaculation are not fully understood, but it is believed to be a result of intense sexual stimulation and arousal. Some women may be able to ejaculate through clitoral stimulation alone, while others may need to engage in other types of sexual activity such as penetration to experience female ejaculation.
For those who experience female ejaculation or vaginal squirting, it can be a pleasurable and intense sensation. However, it can also lead to some discomfort and embarrassment due to the amount of fluid released and the potential for it to spill onto surfaces such as beds, sofas, and carpets.
This is where the playdrop sex mat comes in handy. It’s 100% waterproof and designed to help minimize liquid spillage onto other surfaces during sexual activity. The sex mat - or squirt blanket as we sometimes call it - will help absorb any fluids that may be released during female ejaculation or vaginal squirting, making cleanup quick and easy.
Can I Learn to Squirt?
It is important to note that not all women are capable of ejaculating or squirting, and the quantity and consistency of the fluid can vary greatly from person to person. It is also important to distinguish between female ejaculation and adult urinary incontinence, which can sometimes be mistaken for squirting.
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Lead photo by Mariam Antadze