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Squirting: All Your Pressing Questions Answered

It may surprise you to know that many specialists believe that anyone can squirt, as long as the right so-called “buttons” are pushed. Find out exactly what squirting is and get all your pressing questions answered about this topic.

What is squirting?

Squirting happens when the body releases a thick, semi-white fluid from the Skene glands. The Skene glands are located in erectile tissue in the vestibule of the vulva, around the urethra, which is also where pee comes from. 

The general consensus is that squirting happens when the G-spot is stimulated. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the same thing as an orgasm, although some do orgasm at the same time. 

Is squirting a real thing?

Yes! Squirting is absolutely a real thing. Scientists don’t fully understand the nuances of it, and there’s limited research on how squirting works.

There are two types of female ejaculate:

  1. Squirting fluid — Usually colorless, odorless, and expelled in large quantities. Scientists think it originates in the urinary bladder and is mixed with secretions from the Skene’s glands.
  2. Ejaculate fluid — More closely resembles semen and is typically milky white and thick. It’s thought to be a secretion from the Skene’s glands.

Is squirting normal?

Squirting is completely normal. Many sex therapists believe that all female bodies are capable of squirting. In some cases, urinary incontinence may manifest as squirting.

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Is female squirting fluid the same as urine?

It’s a common misconception that squirting fluid is actually pee. Squirting produces a watery, odorless liquid that comes from the Skene’s glands and is expelled through the urethra.

However, it’s not uncommon for some urine to make its way into squirting fluid. Some may pee at the same time they squirt or may feel like they have to pee.

Feeling like you have to urinate is normal when you squirt because the tissue around your urethra is full of blood. This tissue contracts and presses against your bladder.

If you’d rather not urinate as you squirt, or if you want to be able to tell the difference between squirting and peeing, take a quick trip to the bathroom during sex or masturbation. If you still have the strong urge to pee after your bladder is empty, you can be pretty sure that it’s squirting fluid, not urine, that’s going to be released.

What does female squirting feel like?

Squirting feels different to different people. Most report feeling the feeling of having to urinate before it happens, and many feel it’s a pleasurable experience. Others say it just feels really wet since there’s a lot of liquid being released. Some also say their partners enjoy the experience.

Does squirting equal orgasm?

No, not necessarily. Squirting does happen during sexual arousal when the G-spot is stimulated, but it’s not the same thing as an orgasm. However, some people do squirt when they orgasm.

How to make yourself squirt

If you want to increase your odds of successfully squirting, focus on stimulating your G-spot. It swells when you’re feeling turned on, so try after you’re already aroused. Your G-spot is located about two to three inches inside your vagina, and it feels like a spongy bump or ridge.

Some people may hinder their ability to squirt, even subconsciously, because they might associate the feeling with urination. The best approach is to pee before sex and just enjoy yourself. If you feel it building, just let go and release.

If you’re concerned about how much fluid is going to come out, you can lay down a towel or have a couple of tissues handy. The amount of liquid released varies from person to person. It could be as little as a few drops or as much as a few cups.

Hopefully, this helps answer some of your questions about squirting, how it happens, and whether it’s possible to do it. In the end, whether you squirt while orgasming, don’t squirt at all, or haven’t ever considered it, it’s all normal.

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