Are there female ejaculations?
Female ejaculation is a release of fluid from the external genitalia
associated with sexual activity. Some say this fluid must be
released under pressure, while others say it must be associated
with the woman's orgasm. Whatever the definition used, female
ejaculations are hard to find.
What Women Experience
There is very little research on this phenomenon. Not surprisingly,
the more stringent the definition, the fewer the number of women
who can be found to have experienced it. In one study, women
were stimulated where the supposed G-spot is (on the vaginal wall
closest to the stomach) and asked, immediately afterwards, if they
experienced a spurt of fluid at orgasm. Only 6% said they did at
the time. A total of 13% said they ever had. However, the existence
of the G-spot itself is controversial, which consequently makes this
view questionable, too.
If one loosens the definition to be a spurt of fluid at orgasm, without
specifying stimulation of the alleged G-spot be involved, more
women say "yes." However, these numbers may be inflated as
these studies also differed by surveying women, instead of testing
them directly. In other words, the researchers asked the women to
remember their experiences throughout life, rather than having
them have sex and report back to the researchers right away. The
results of the two studies known varied greatly. One study reported
only "a handful" of women experienced ejaculations, while another
study showed 39.5% experienced the same. The exact words
used in questioning the women may account for the differences.
Yet another survey found about 40% of women said 'yes' when a
release (as opposed to a spurt) of fluid at orgasm was the criteria.
What is it and where does it come from?
There is also controversy regarding the anatomical structures and
the type of fluid that is expelled. Some investigators believe that
the fluid originates from structures called the Skene's glands,
which exits through the urethra (where urine comes out). Still others
believe that the fluid comes from the bladder, and is, in fact urine.
An alternate term is orgastic urination. Essentially, this is stress
urinary incontinence due to orgasm.
On the other hand, some believe that the fluid is vaginal in origin. It
is theorized when the vagina becomes narrowed from
engorgement with blood during sexual excitement and then
spasms due to orgasm, that this creates enough pressure to eject
What does it all mean?
Few women experience a phenomenon that closely resembles
male ejaculation, although many report some kind of fluid release.
What it is and where it comes from and why (or even if) women do
it is still uncertain. If you think you experience it, you are not
abnormal. And if you don't, you are not abnormal, either!