Do women ejaculate?
The ultimate goal of sex should be pleasure rather than obtaining
or reaching a certain point or event.
MANY WOMEN EXPERIENCE AN EXPULSION OF FLUID FROM
THE URETHRA AT THE TIME OF ORGASM
the word ejaculation and the image of a male orgasm most likely comes to
mind. However, many women also experience an expulsion of fluid from the
urethra at the time of orgasm. For centuries, there have been written
reports of some women experiencing a release of fluids during orgasm. Why
this occurs and the source of this fluid has been highly debated among
scientists, doctors, and researchers for many years. Although most
accounts of females ejaculating are related to direct stimulation of the G-Spot,
there are many women who also experience episodes of ejaculation during
other sexual activities, such as cunnilingus and manual clitoral
Many women often experience the urge of ejaculation but hold back in
fear that urine is being expelled. However, chemical analysis of fluid
collected after ejaculation has revealed that this fluid is, in fact,
similar in composition to the fluid produced by the male prostate and is
in no way chemically related to urine. It is important to keep in mind
that not all women seem to have the capability of ejaculating. Even among
women who do ejaculate, it is not something that occurs every time they
have an orgasm. In addition, the amount of fluid that is released can vary
from a few drops to a few tablespoons full.
Although the past 50 years have yielded much new information concerning
the way in which the human body functions, there still is a great deal we
do not understand when it comes to sexual physiology. The topic of female
ejaculation is just one area of human sexuality that still remains
somewhat of a mystery. In the early to mid-1980s, a great deal of
attention was given to the topic of female ejaculation by both sexuality
professionals and by the popular press. However, this popularity did not
lead to any universally accepted facts concerning the phenomenon. Still
today, one will come across advertisements for instructional books and
videos that promise to teach women how to ejaculate. These ads should be
viewed with a great deal of skepticism, as the physiological mechanisms
that govern ejaculation in the female are not completely understood.
One common misconception concerning female ejaculation is that it is
urine that is milked out of the urinary bladder and released out of the
urethra during contractions of the pelvic musculature during orgasm. Many
women who become sexually aroused (especially during direct stimulation of
the G-Spot) feel as if they are going to lose control of their bladder and
therefore hold back during sexual activity in order to avoid any
"accidents." Although it is possible for some women to lose control of
their bladder during sexual activity, the majority of women are most
likely experiencing a release of fluid from the Skene's glands. The
Skene's glands are composed of specialized tissue which surrounds the
urethra. These glands are similar to the prostate of the male and produce
a fluid that is very similar in chemical makeup to that of prostatic
fluid. It appears that some women may produce greater amounts of fluid in
these glands than others, hence explaining why ejaculation may be more
noticeable in some women.
Whether women can teach themselves how to ejaculate is a question that
is still in need of further research. However, it is important to not get
too focused on the occurrence (or lack thereof) of a specific event such
as ejaculation during sexual activity. The ultimate goal of sex should be
pleasure rather than obtaining or reaching a certain point or event.
Although difficult at times, the best way to help ensure a pleasurable
sexual experience is by communicating with your partner(s) and being open
to new experiences.