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Squirting 101: The Myth and the Magic

It’s the female quandary of the ages. No one really knows what it’s about and if they do know, they aren’t really talking about it. Britain banned it from pornography, and everyone has their two cents to give on what the fluid is. Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths and set the record straight on all things squirting.

Myth #1: It’s urine

Well, it’s kinda urine. It neither looks nor smells like urine, but researchers from a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine confirmed that the fluid women squirt has the same chemical composition as urine, but is somewhat diluted. It also can contain “prostatic secretions” (fluid from the prostrate gland and yes, we have one!) if you orgasm while squirting. So, it’s what I like to call quasi-pee.

Myth #2: Squirting is female ejaculation

Some women squirt when they orgasm; some women squirt without orgasm. Whichever you may be, squirting is not female ejaculation. Squirting comes from the urethra and is usually a large gush of liquid. Female ejaculation occurs in the vagina and releases a much smaller, concentrated amount of milky-white liquid. You can do both at once.

Myth #3: Everyone can do it

Not everyone can do it, but from the information gathered, most women can. The trick to squirting is stimulation, relaxation, and angle. While squirting is generally associated with the G-spot, research over the last few years has found the area it occurs in is the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex. This area includes your clitoris, urethra, and the front wall of your vagina.

It can happen during masturbation or intercourse. Once you are aroused, the erectile tissues in the vaginal wall swell which can put pressure on the urethra. When pressure is applied to the area, the urethra and tissue move forward. Now the urethra is at an angle with the bladder that makes it easier to pee. All the stimulation makes the muscles relax and boom—it happens. For some women, an orgasm occurs; for other women, they squirt. Which leads us to…

Myth #4: It feels good to every woman

For most newcomers, there is a bit of nervousness after the wave of sensation passes over you. You worry if you peed or came or both. If you are a with a partner, you are concerned about their take on the moment. All in all, at first, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Some women love the feeling and others are happy to do without it. It’s a personal preference thing.

Myth #5: Squirting means you orgasmed

I refer you to Myth #2. Squirting is not exclusive to orgasm. I actually got into a break-up worthy fight over this with more than one man in my past who tried to tell me I orgasmed when I knew I did not (I mean, I was clear enough to have the conversation, and wasn’t in my magical, wispy orgasm land so I know I didn’t). It can happen when you orgasm, but it doesn’t only happen when you orgasm.

As with all things, listen to your body to learn more about it and the amazing secrets it holds for you.

 

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