So What Exactly Is Squirting?

Squirting is a hotly debated topic among men and women alike. There are the dudes who insist that squirting is real and that every girl has the ability to do it, and there are the girls who claim that it’s completely fake and squirting is just pee.

Well, it turns out that both sides of this argument are partially incorrect.

Samuel Salama, who works in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Hospital Privé in France, helped to create a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that describes the difference between squirting vs. female ejaculation (yes, theres a difference).

He explains that female ejaculation is when a small amount of liquid is released via the female prostate (some females have a prostate, some don’t). You know those moments during sex when your guy comments on how wet you’re getting either when you’re about to orgasm or after you orgasm? That’s female ejaculation.

Squirting, as you’ve seen in porn, is when a larger amount of fluid is released from the bladder (rather than the prostate). As for the debate on whether squirting is actually pee, a study using an ultrasound proved that a full bladder was empty after squirting, so while squirting may not exactly be pee, it’s very similar.

So what if you don’t ejaculate or squirt? Or what if you do both? Nobody has official numbers regarding the “average” number of women who can squirt or ejaculate, but experts have estimated that a range of 10-54% of women can do one or both.

Just like sexual preferences, your body’s sexual reactions are all unique as well. If you can’t squirt, don’t feed into the guys who claim that “they can make you squirt.” If you can squirt, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about it, ‘cuz you’re basically a unicorn.

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