Some people can't get enough of squirting, while others don't really care for it. Learn about the medical science behind squirting and why some women can do it while others can't.

What is Squirting?

Squirting, also known as female ejaculation, refers to a woman releasing a large amount of fluid during sexual stimulation. So much fluid that it literally squirts out of her vagina. Adult movies are actually the best place to see examples of squirting. There’s an entire genre devoted to squirting with hundreds of different titles. There are even special awards given out every year for the best squirting performers and movies.


How Squirting Works
Let’s start with an advanced anatomy lesson. The Skene’s Glands are located behind a woman’s G-Spot and close to her bladder. The glands produce a fluid during sexual stimulation. When the Skene’s Glands are stimulated directly, they can release a large amount of fluid all at once. This is why squirting is often associated with G-Spot stimulation.

Part of the confusion about squirting comes from the fact that it requires some pretty specific conditions. First, a woman has to have a specific structure to their Skene’s Glands. These glands can vary greatly from person to person. Some women don’t even have them at all. Second, the glands have to be stimulated just right to release liquid. While ordinary G-Spot stimulation can do the trick in some cases, it generally requires more of a stronger touch than usual.  Third, not all glands are up to the challenge. It takes larger than average glands to store enough liquid, and it takes powerful muscles for the liquid to actually squirt out.


Distinguishing Squirting From Peeing
People who don’t like squirting often claim that it’s an excuse for peeing during sex. After all, the fluid has to come from somewhere. And it doesn’t help matters that squirting can feel very similar to peeing. This myth is so widespread that people often freak out when they experience squirting. Some women are so worried about squirting that they can’t enjoy themselves during sex. Some even resort to surgery to fix the problem.

Make no mistake – squirting and peeing are completely different processes. Once you’ve actually experienced squirting, you’ll be able to tell a clear difference between the two fluids. When examined under a microscope, the difference becomes even clearer. Squirting fluid has none of the biochemical markers commonly found in urine. In fact, squirting liquid is very similar to the fluid produced by the male prostate. Some scientists hypothesize that Skeen’s Glands are just the female version of a prostate.

So why do squirting and peeing feel so similar? If you remember our anatomy lesson earlier, the glands responsible for squirting are located right beside the bladder. As they produce liquid, the glands press against your bladder. This makes you feel like you need to pee. When the Skene’s Glands release liquid, the pressure eases on your bladder and you don’t feel like you need to go anymore. And that’s one of the reasons many people, including women, confuse squirting with peeing.


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