What is female ejaculation and how can I “squirt”
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Prior to the 19th century female ejaculation was a natural part of intimacy and wasn't taboo or such a big deal.
At one point it was believed that females ejaculate in such quantity that it was possible they could inseminate themselves. Well we have certainly come a very long way since this misconception, but we have also taken some large steps back.
With the introduction of modern science and the subsequent realization that female ejaculation plays no part in reproduction, the subject disappeared from medical text and the public eye.
This all changed in 1950 when Dr. Ernest Gräfenberg published a paper, in which he announced the discovery of the g-spot (however it was not called that just yet) and it's connection to female ejaculation. While this was a huge discovery it remained fairly quiet until 1982 when the bestselling book "The G-Spot" was published. The g-spot and female ejaculation are now sending the medical and scientific world into quite a spin. Furthermore, our own views of female sexuality and the ability for female to ejaculate conjures both curiosity and heightened sexual interest.
So, what is female ejaculation?Female ejaculation, often referred to as squirting or gushing, is the expulsion of fluid from a female during sexual arousal or orgasm. The fluid is expelled through the urethra (the tube that allows you to urinate) not the vaginal opening.
Some people have contended that this fluid is urine, however chemical analysis has revealed:
- The fluid is NOT urine
- While it does contain several trace elements found in urine, the level of these elements are so low that it cannot be considered urine
- The fluid contains glucose and fructose , which are two forms of sugar.
- The fluid contains PSA (prostate specific antigen) a chemical believed to have been produced only in males. PSA is produced by the prostate gland, and until now it was believed that women did not have prostate glands.
While the chemical analysis has revealed some important information about the fluid itself, science has more questions than answers about this astounding female process.
It remains unclear where the fluid is produced, however research is suggesting that it comes from the Skene's glands, which are connected to the g-spot, which is now believed to be the female prostate.
Studies suggested that most women ejaculate, but in the vast majority they either ejaculate a very small amount or that the ejaculate is not ultimately expelled through the urethra and travels upwards into the bladder where it dissipates.
Women can have multiple ejaculations that usually consist of one large burst followed by several smaller and within minutes the female can ejaculate again. (I believe the record is 46 ejaculations in less than one hour.)
The ejaculate may "squirt" out in a long narrow stream, sometimes covering up to 12' in distance or it may "gush" out, expelling a profuse amount of ejaculate all at once. It does seem that women who gush tend to expel larger amounts of fluid, probably due to different gland size or urethral factors.
The amount of fluid will vary from woman to woman but it is not uncommon to soak a towel or even a bed.
Female ejaculate is white if expelled in small amounts or clear and odorless if expelled in large amounts. It has a sweet taste, which we now know is due to its sugar compounds.
A Brief Recorded History of Female Ejaculation
The Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote: "there are some who think that the female contributes semen during intercourse because women sometimes derive pleasure from it comparable to that of the male and also produce a fluid secretion. But this fluid is not semen and sometimes it is on quite a different scale from the semen discharged by the male and greatly exceeds it"
In the second century, Galen described a female prostate that produced a fluid that was expelled after orgasm: "the fluid in her prostate is poured out when it has done its service. This liquid not only encourages the sexual act but also is able to give pleasure and moisten the passageway as it escapes. It flows from women as they experience the greatest pleasure in intercourse"
In the 16th century, the Italian anatomist Renaldus Columbus referred to female ejaculate while he was explaining the function of the clitoris: "if you rub it vigorously with a penis, or touch it even with a little finger, semen swifter than air flies this way and that on account of the pleasure"
In the 17th century, the Dutch anatomist Regnier de Graff wrote a book about female anatomy and spoke of female fluid "rushing out" and "coming in one gush" during sexual excitement.