Female Ejaculation Study Shows That There Are Two Types..
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So-called squirting (let’s leave the tittering at the top of the page) is controversial and fascinating in equal parts.
Female ejaculation has been a subject that intrigued Ancient Romans while century-old erotic texts from Asia described the mysterious and magical fluid that was thought to possess health-giving properties.
Some 10 to 50 per cent of women squirt at orgasm (depending on the study you read) and yet ejaculation remains an enigma.
The volume of fluid varies from barely enough to make a dint in a shot glass to enough to saturate the bed, leading some to believe that orgasm stimulates incontinence in some women.
Previous studies however have suggested that female ejaculation is not urine, but a fluid that comes from our equivalent of the prostate gland.
So the French gynaecologists in the new study decided to chemically analyse the fluid and take scans of women’s bladders in an attempt to answer the question once and for all.
Is female ejaculation our ‘version’ of semen or simply urine?
Yes and no is the answer according to the study, titled “Nature and Origin of ‘Squirting’ in Female Sexuality”.
The women first went to the bathroom and then had pelvic ultrasounds taken to check that their bladders were empty.
In the – hardly arousing –lab setting the women then sexually stimulated, either through masturbation or with their partner until they reached orgasm, which took between 25 and 60 minutes. Most men suffering from Premature Ejaculation cant even dare satisfy them
Just prior to the women reaching orgasm they had another scan and another again immediately after ejaculating.
The scans found that, sure enough, their bladders were empty after they went to the bathroom and before the experiment started.
Analyses of the fluid samples produced a mixed bag of results.
Five of the women expressed urine but also had prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) present in their emission. PSA is an enzyme produced by the female prostate and is associated with ‘true’ female ejaculate. The other two women showed no difference in the chemicals present in their urine and the fluid squirted at orgasm.
The French researchers concluded that, based at least on the women they studied, the results “indicate that squirting is essentially the involuntary emission of urine during sexual activity, although a marginal contribution of prostatic secretions to the emitted fluid often exists”.
“The French research is interesting – but again – quoting the women masturbating from 25-60 minutes seems a very long time,” says Australian sex therapist and Fairfax blogger Matty Silver.
Silver also questions the researchers statement that every woman is capable of squirting “if their partner knows what they are doing.”
“I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends or colleagues who ‘can do it’,” she says. “And why would a partner know what to do?”
For those that do get wet when they get wild, it seems then that ‘squirt’ fluid can be either ‘true’ or just pee when it is in larger quantities.
“This study shows the other two kinds of fluids that can be expelled from the female urethra – urine alone, and urine diluted with substances from the female prostate,” Rutgers neurophysiologist Beverly Whipple, who was not involved in the study, told New Scientist.
“There are evidently two different fluids, with two different sources. Whether either of these fluids plays a physiological role – that is, whether they serve any adaptive function, is not known.”