Female ejaculation! One of the great mysteries of life is about to get science’d!
The very existence of female ejaculation was up for debate for a really long time. Even though, descriptions of it date back for thousands of years.
- Ancient Taoist text from the 4th century, describes the stages of arousal in a woman, the last saying that when a woman is satisfied “the gentitals transmit fluid”.
- Aristotle even wrote about too, and a recent study backed up these ancient texts.
- Most women who ejaculate do so through G-spot orgasm, some release a little bit of fluid through the urethra—that’s kind of milky white in appearance.
- Others report expelling a lot of fluid, so much so that it’s equivalent to the amount released when urinating.
While previous studies suggest that the fluid released is similar to urine, they failed to find where it comes from. In this recent study, each of the 7 participants gave a urine sample and three separate ultrasounds were performed.
- The first confirmed their bladders were empty.
- The second, performed when they were close to climax after stimulating themselves through masturbation or with a partner, showed significant refilling of the bladder.
- After climax and ejaculation, the ultrasound showed the bladder was indeed empty, identifying it as the source of the fluid.
To figure what was in the fluid, chemical analysis showed two things:
Two women showed no difference between their urine and their “squirted” fluid, but the other five showed the presence of Prostatic-Specific Antigen. PSA, as the name suggests is an enzyme secreted by the prostate gland. The enzyme liquefies semen which allows sperm to swim freely.
As this and other studies show, women can secrete it too, except from the skene gland which is similar to the male prostate. This gland varies in shape and size from woman to woman. It’s actually so similar some researchers are moving away from the term skene gland and calling it simply the female prostate.
One researcher, Florian Wimpissinger says that all women have the ability to ejaculate and most actually do. It’s just that sometimes the PSA type fluid flows back into the bladder after orgasm and isn’t released through the urethra.
The reason for the difference between women ejaculating and not might be due to the natural variation in the female prostate.
However while it is in most cases, mostly urine, it’s nothing to be grossed out by. It’s more dilute than usual urine, since the bladder refills quickly during sex, there’s less waste, so it reportedly doesn’t taste or smell bad.
So ladies, don’t be embarrassed! It’s perfectly natural and more common than you think. So, does that explain away the mystery? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe for more Myths and Facts.