Female Ejaculation: Out in the Open
There are a number of mysteries associated with female sexuality. One of the newest topics coming to the forefront is that of female ejaculation. So what exactly is that?
Female ejaculation, also referred to as “squirting”, is an expulsion of clear fluid from the paraurethral ducts through and around the urethra, which occurs either before or during orgasm. What remains at the heart of the debate is the source and composition of the discharged fluid.
Depending on the definition and the methods used to arrive at conclusions, it is believed that anywhere from 10 to 69% of women have reported having experienced some form of female ejaculation.
Little Bit of History
During those times, the female orgasm was not a recognized phenomenon. It was well into the 20th century before scientists claimed that females were capable of achieving an orgasm!
The Research behind the Mystery
There have been a number of studies and tests done over the years to discover the source of the ejaculation and the content of the fluid. One such test, which was published in the Journal of Sex Research by Edwin G. Belzer, involved the female subject taking a drug that would dye her urine blue. When the ejaculated fluid was examined, only a slight amount of blue was found in the specimen.
According to a 1982 study, throughout many of the tests conducted on female ejaculation, only trace amounts of urine-like substances were found in the specimens. The discharged fluid typically contained very little creatinine and urea, which are the chief components of liquid human waste.
In the 1940’s, after the popular Dr. Alfred Kinsey published some of his research on the female orgasm, earlier research conducted by a Dr. Grafenberg went back under examination. Dr. Grafenberg had identified an area of the female genitals that became known as the “g-spot”, which, when stimulated, became enlarged and “swelled out greatly to orgasm.”
Why is this relevant? In the 1970’s, research began connecting the g-spot with a different kind of orgasm - the vaginal orgasm. Unlike a clitoral orgasm, it involved both vaginal and uterine contractions. And these orgasms were sometimes accompanied by a release of fluid, believed to be female ejaculation.
More Recent Discoveries
The positive outcome of all these studies is that researchers have come to the conclusion that female ejaculation does not occur due to problems such as poor bladder control or incontinence, but rather due to a natural process experienced by many women, who can enjoy, in fact, female ejaculation through self stimulation or sexual intercourse.