The ejection of fluid from woman's urethra during the orgasm is popularly defined either as female ejaculation or as "squirting" or "gushing". It has been suggested that the Grafenberg spot, or "G-spot" plays the main role in achieving female ejaculation. It is an interesting fact that not only the mechanism but also the existence of female ejaculation and G-spot have been poorly investigated until recently. Most of the studies dealing with these issues were based mainly on subjective reports from small number of women. Today, more comprehensive knowledgebase is available on this topic, but a lot of controversial opinions are still present.
Female Ejaculation vs. Squirting
There have been debates for decades whether there is a difference between female ejaculation and squirting. From anatomical and physiological aspect, female ejaculation is considered to be the expulsion of white fluid similar to normal vaginal discharge during the orgasm. Some of the scientists suggest that this fluid has the composition similar to male semen and that it is produced by Skene's glands that are the analogues of male prostate.
On the other hand, squirting a large amount of transparent fluid that you can see in porn movies, is also related to female orgasm, but its consistence suggest that it originates mostly from urinary bladder.
It is stated that female ejaculation is presented in 10-54% of women, and squirting in 0.2-66%, and, as you can see, the estimations are very uncertain.
The role of G-spot in female ejaculation and squirting
G-spot is a small area located around the middle of the front wall of the vagina that is believed to have a role in female sexual arousal, defined by Grafenberg in 1950. Since then, the existence of this spot was the topic of many discussions, but recent studies have proven that the structure of this area differs from the rest of the vaginal wall. However, there is still not enough scientific evidence to conclude that G-spot has any effect on woman's sexuality, as all the information about its stimulation are derived from anecdotal reports from small number of persons.
Clinical significance of female ejaculation and squirting
While any type of fluid expulsion is not considered to be usual characteristics of female orgasm, scientists mostly agree that female ejaculation is perfectly normal phenomenon. So far, no association has been found between G-spot stimulation and female ejaculation, and most of the women never experience this phenomenon.
On the other hand, it is suggested that squirting can be caused by urethral disorder. Namely, urine expulsion can be the sign of urinary incontinence during orgasm due to weakness of urethral sphincters.
No correlations were found between the amount of fluid produced during the orgasm and sexual response. There is however an unreasonable pressure on women to use this inappropriate criteria to rate their sexual response. Furthermore, the most common profile is a woman that achieves orgasms without squirting and/or ejaculation.
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