The bodies of women can be a mystery, even for science.
Researchers are still debating the existence of point G. And a similar argument has extended for a long time about the phenomenon of female ejaculation.
Fortunately, a half dozen recent studies have helped clear the fog surrounding “jets.” This is what you should know.
What many women think of as “ejaculating” is really just “coital incontinence,” scientists say. “Some women pee during orgasm.”
A French research team used ultrasound technology and chemical analysis to monitor both the bladders and the secretions of women who said “shed” during orgasm.
The chemical analysis showed that the fluid that sprouted was mainly urine, and ultrasounds revealed that women’s bladders were less full after orgasm.
But that’s not the whole story, says Florian Wimpissinger, MD, a urologist at the Rudolfstiftung Hospital in Austria who has studied the “female prostate” and ejaculation.
Dr. Wimpissinger says that some women lose control of their bowels during sex, and this is probably the case when a woman “drips” fluid during orgasm.
Others may simply release a ton of lubricating fluid in the middle of intercourse. This, along with especially strong contractions of the muscles in the walls of the vagina, could lead to an amount greater than the average discharge, further research has shown.
But none of those things is a true female ejaculation, says Dr. Wimpissinger.
Their research has shown a small number of women – less than 10 percent, according to their own clinical experience – to expel another type of fluid. He says that this ejaculate is similar in chemical composition to the plasma of the prostate, which is the material that an individual releases, along with sperm, during orgasm.
Where does it come from?
There are small glands, located near the opening of a woman’s urethra, which appear to be the source of the ejaculate, explains Dr. Wimpissinger.
Although they used to be called “Skene’s glands”, he says that their placement and function have led most researchers to refer to them simply as the female prostate. Do you think you know a woman’s genitals? Not so fast.
Another new study from the Czech Republic also supports Dr. Wimpissinger’s claim that the fluid expelled during a true female ejaculation is not the type of jet that appears in pornography.
At the top end, the Czech researchers put the amount of liquid released in 1.5 ounces to test.
More research from Italy concludes: “Real female ejaculation is the release of a very thin, thick and whitish fluid from the female prostate.”
Squirting, on the other hand, is “the expulsion of a diluted fluid from the urinary bladder,” say the authors of the Italian study.
In his opinion, Dr. Wimpissinger says that these famous porn acts are “false”. The liquid pumped from the actress’s vagina is the loss of intestinal control and people mistakenly refer to it as ejaculation.
Can all women ejaculate?
This is where things are still confusing, says Dr. Wimpissinger. While pleasurable stimulation and a woman’s ability to “let go” during sex might play a role, she says it is unclear if those factors are enough to trigger true female ejaculation.
“We know of some tribes in Africa where all women are able to ejaculate,” he says.
He also adds that some tantric sexual gurus claim to be able to train women to ejaculate, a presumption they can not support or deny. Other sex researchers say that certain positions or G-spot stimulation can increase a woman’s chances of expelling fluid.
But there is no research to suggest that women need to ejaculate to experience great pleasure during sex.
“In my opinion, female ejaculation depends to a large extent on anatomical variation,” says Dr. Wimpissinger. Basically, like some women enjoy certain sexual positions and maneuvers more than others, and some were only built for ejaculation.
“There are still many open questions,” he adds.
What is it?
Female ejaculation is the expulsion of fluid in a remarkable amount from the urethra of women during orgasm. It is estimated that between ten and forty percent of women are able to ejaculate.
How does it look?
The female ejaculate may differ in appearance, texture and quantity. It can vary from being a clear to a milky liquid, or from watery feeling to sticky feeling. The amounts can vary from a teaspoon, to (in some extreme cases) a full cup.
What does female ejaculation consist of?
Ed Belzer, a professor at Dalhousie University, found varying amounts of acid phosphatase in the female ejaculate. Previously it was believed that only males produced this chemical in the prostate gland.
Studies have also revealed consistent results showing reduced concentrations of urea and creatinine in the female ejaculate, the primary components of urine.
Although it is not entirely clear if the female ejaculate is composed, researchers have concluded that it is not purely urine, and that it is not the odorless secretion of the Bartholin gland that helps lubricate the vaginal tract, but a combination of urine, Phosphatase and other chemical products.
These studies have also shown the existence of a prostate as the gland in women, previously thought not to exist.
How is female ejaculation achieved?
The percentages of women who ejaculate do so during orgasm. Gynecological studies have shown that the majority of female ejaculation occurs during the sexual stimulation of the “G spot”.
As the G point is stimulated, it swells and a discharge of fluid begins through the urethra.
Clinical studies have also shown that the female response to G-spot stimulation is extremely similar to the male response to prostate stimulation.
The first couple of seconds of stimulation introduces a strong need to urinate, but is quickly replaced with remarkable sexual pleasure.