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The Science Behind The
Female Ejaculation

February 14, 2019
Written by Ty Edwards

For many years, the debate behind female ejaculation has been heated. Some say it does not exist or it is confused by many women as urinary incontinence. We can tell you that it may seem confusing at first, but with the right kind of research and perspectives on the subject, we feel we have an ideal understanding. Female ejaculation is an burst of fluid from the vagina during or before an orgasm. It is most commonly known as suiting or gushing and some believe the fluid is secreted by the paraurethral glands through and around the human female urethra.


It's been reported that 35-50% of women report they have at some time experienced the gushing of fluid during orgasm. However, other studies find the percentages to be anywhere from 10-69% based on the definitions and methods used. There have been few studies done on the female ejaculation. Most of the problems stem from not being able to arrive to a general consensus relating to a failure to adopt generally agreed-on definitions or research methodology. Problems also arise from collecting specimens and contamination. Since the area of interest is the para-urethral glands, it is impossible to completely separate the secretions from urine, especially considering that there may be retrograde ejaculation into the urethra which goes towards the bladder.


When it comes to the terms female ejaculation and squirting or gushing, they are used by the public interchangeably, which often leads to confusion. In certain research publications, it is suggested that “real” female ejaculation is the release of a very scanty, thick, and whitish fluid from the female prostate, while the “squirting” or “gushing” (what is regularly seen in pornography)  is. different phenomenon. “Squirting” or “gushing” is the expulsion of clear and abundant fluid, which has been shown to be a diluted fluid from the urinary bladder.


We look at the advancement of human civilization over the past few hundred years or so, we have come from not really having any kind of information on what the human body could do to knowing what there is to know and how we can preserve those parts of our bodies based on that information. Sexual health is something that is considered to be very important for a lot of people today, so knowing the ins-and-outs of your body is not necessarily a requirement, however it does help in knowing what you do or do not like and it shows that you are not afraid to explore.

What new information will we learn about this mysterious liquid in the years to come?




Bullough B, David M, Whipple B, Dixon J, Allgeier ER, Drury KC (March 1984). "Subjective reports of female orgasmic expulsion of fluid". Nurse Pract. 9 (3): 55–9.

Davidson JK, Darling CA, Conway-Welch, C (Summer 1989). "The role of the Grafenberg Spot and female gushing in the female orgasmic response: an empirical analysis". J Sex Marital Ther. 15 (2): 102–20.

Darling CA; Davidson JK Sr; Conway-Welch C. (February 1990). "Female ejaculation: perceived origins, the Grafenberg spot/area, and sexual responsiveness". Arch Sex Behav. 19 (1): 29–47.

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Ty Edwards is a writer with a pure fascination for comedy, works of fiction and sexual health. All three of these subjects have molded him to have a serious outlook on the things we normally take for granted, all while still being able to hold a positivity like no other and having fun while doing it. He feels that in order to improve who he is not just as a writer but as a person, criticism should not only be well received but embraced with the intention of creating better content.

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