Squirting, or when fluid comes jetting out of a woman's genitals often with an accompanying orgasm during sex is basically the Loch Ness monster of female sexuality. Some people swear it's real, some people swear it's a conspiracy; some say the liquid coming out is pee , and some say it's anything but. To make it even more confusing, there isn't a lot of data out there about what exactly squirting is. The answer is This suggests that women have the ability to ejaculate sort of like how men do. But Dr. Recently, a small study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine concluded that the liquid is mostly just urine.
Why do you squirt?
What is squirting?
Where does it comes from? Is it pee? And how might I make it happen for me? The first time Gilly, 41, squirted, it left her on a high. I took a photo of the wet patch so I could reassure myself that it really had happened. Tash, 26, was a bit more floored — and worried about the carpet. I mopped up the rug, then had a google. In the 17th Century, Dutch anatomist Regnier de Graaf wrote a groundbreaking treatise, Concerning The Generative Organs Of Women, describing the fluid and linking it to an erogenous zone inside the vagina that was much like male prostate. This broad spectrum of findings is partly due to differences in how studies are conducted and definitions; but many specialists view female ejaculation and squirting as distinctly different things.
Anything to do with female sexuality has been, and continues to be, taboo in the strongest sense of the word. This is what fuels my work as a sex therapist turned neuroscientist —and exactly what I explore in my Glamour column, Ask. Nan , and in my new book, Why Good Sex Matters.
Kelly Gonsalves is a sex educator, relationship coach, and journalist. She received her journalism degree from Northwestern University, and her writings on sex, relationships, identity, and wellness have appeared at The Cut, Vice, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. There's a lot of fascination and mystery around the concept of squirting. Squirting is a colloquial term for a specific type of gushing ejaculatory response that some vagina owners can have during sex. Unfortunately, there's been so little thorough research done on this relatively common sexual occurrence, so even the most basic questions about squirting don't have clear-cut answers.