So it’s time to talk about “female ejaculation” – because it’s not really as mysterious as many would like to believe.
Scientists have found evidence that women who “squirt” secrete one of two different types of fluid, pure urine or a combination of urine and fluid from a woman’s prostate gland.
In 2015, researchers from France were the first to use ultrasound to study this mysterious phenomenon and found that a woman’s ejaculation occurs in the bladder and consists mainly of urine.
It is not uncommon for a woman to have a milky white fluid leaking out of her urethra at the time of the culmination, but during the ‘squirt’ so much fluid is released that it can fill a whole glass of water.
Orgasm on the laboratory table
Some small studies show that the milky-white fluid comes from the Skene’s gland (also called the parurethral gland). Some in the medical community believe that this gland is similar to the male prostate, although their size and shape vary greatly from woman to woman, and their exact function is unknown.
The most recent study involved 7 women who gave a urine sample and had an ultrasound to make sure their bladder was empty. Then theese women were left in the laboratory to either masturbate or have sex with their partner until they had almost reached their climax. At the time of orgasm (and squirting), they were re-examined and the fluid was collected in sample bags. Their pelvis was then re-scanned for a bladder view.
Strangely, although the women had emptied their bladders before the big event, a scan performed just before their climax revealed that their bladders were full again.
The culmination and ejaculation scan showed that the volunteers’ bladders were empty again. The team published its results in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Does this mean that female ejaculation is urine?
The team had already confirmed that it came from the bladder, so that might be the right answer.
The researchers compared the samples collected at the peak with the urine samples collected at the start of the study, and found that two of the samples were chemically identical. However, the samples were slightly different for the other five women.
The team found an enzyme called prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which was present in small amounts in the ejaculating fluid of female volunteers. PSA, which is produced by the prostate gland in men, is more commonly associated with male ejaculation, where its presence helps the sperm to float. In women, this antigen is mainly produced by the Scene glands.
The remaining secrets associated with this phenomenon are whether it performs an adaptive function and why so few women are able to do it. The researchers think that this may be due to the fact that some women do not produce PSA at all, or it may be the size and shape of the prostate gland that determine it.