The social forum site known as “Reddit”, has a subsection dedicated to sex, where people can share stories, share articles, and ask questions. As an avid follower, I have noticed a question of female ejaculation always appears at least three times a week. Many women and their partners are often baffled by the amount of liquid that is released from female ejaculation. Common questions are “Oh no! Did I pee all over my partner and the bed?!” or “I have never done that before, it was awesome, but is it normal?!” This sensation, also known as “squirting”, is the expulsion of great amounts of clear or milky fluid. Squirting is normal, and happens to at least 40% of women . The true makeup and root cause of this liquid substance is still in question. However, researchers believe squirting is caused by continual G-spot stimulation or intense vulval stimulation. The G-spot is the area of spongy tissue that surrounds the urethra. It can be found on the front wall of the vagina, a few inches inside the opening.

This fluid comes from the paraurethral ducts through and around the urethra, during or before an orgasm. Many women state they feel a sensation of having to pee before they squirt. Analysis of the ejaculate shows that it contains sugars and proteins found in male ejaculation, making the Skene’s glands most likely to be responsible for the fluid. Female ejaculate does not contain any sperm. Because the Skene’s gland size varies among different women, it helps explain why stimulation can cause some women to ejaculate and others to not.

Just because a woman can squirt does not make her a better sex partner, but it does not make her any less of a sex partner either. Female ejaculation is something some women can experience once in their life, or even multiple times. If you are a squirter, do not fear when floods of ejaculate rush out of your vagina. If the mess bothers you or makes you self-conscious, you can always have a towel handy to ensure an easy clean up!

~Diana Jeon