Female ejaculation is when a female’s urethra expels fluid during sex. It can happen during arousal, but there is not necessarily an association with having an orgasm.
Scientists do not fully understand female ejaculation, and there is limited research on how it works and its purpose. Female ejaculation is normal, although researchers remain divided on how many people experience it.
In this article, we look at the current thinking on the mechanisms, purpose, and frequency of female ejaculation.
This type more closely resembles male semen. It is typically thick and appears milky. The paraurethral glands
Analysis has shown that the fluid contains prostatic acid phosphatase (PSA). PSA is an enzyme present in male semen that helps sperm motility.
In addition, female ejaculate usually contains fructose, a form of sugar. Fructose is also generally present in male semen, where it acts as an energy source for sperm.
This fluid is usually colorless and odorless. It originates in the bladder and
Researchers have confirmed the existence and origin of both female ejaculate fluid and squirting fluid. A
Other studies have also confirmed the physical origin of squirting fluid and its ties with physical arousal.
The secretion of fluids during arousal and stimulation is normal. People may produce different volumes of different fluids depending on circumstance and stimulus.
The authors of a 2013 review estimated that
Some people may secrete fluid during arousal without noticing. It is possible that they are not aware of it because the fluid can flow backward into the bladder rather than leaving the body.
What is known is that the experience of female ejaculation, including the feeling, triggers, and amount of ejaculation, varies considerably from person to person.
There is no evidence that female ejaculation has any health benefits. However, research has found sex itself to offer several benefits.
Immediately after climaxing, the body releases hormones that promote restful sleep. These hormones include prolactin and oxytocin.
Other health benefits include:
It is not clear whether or not there is a link between female ejaculation and the menstrual cycle.
Some scientists believe that female ejaculate plays a role in pregnancy. They think this because the fluid contains PSA and fructose, which help sperm on their journey toward an unfertilized egg.
Others dispute this theory, however. They argue that ejaculate usually contains urine, which can kill sperm. They also say that it is not easy for the fluid to travel from the urethra to the vagina, where it would need to be to play a role in pregnancy.
Below are some frequently asked questions about female ejaculation.
What is female ejaculation?
Female ejaculation is the expulsion of fluid from the urethra during orgasm or arousal. This fluid is not necessarily urine.
What are the two types of female ejaculation?
Female ejaculate and squirting fluid are two distinct fluids that originate from different parts of the body. While they are not the same thing, the body may produce one or both in response to similar states of arousal or sexual stimulus.
When did female ejaculation start?
Historians of medicine and psychology started describing the phenomenon of female ejaculation approximately 2,000 years ago.
Female ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it may be common despite people rarely discussing it.
Scientists do not fully understand the biological purpose of female ejaculation or how it works.
The experience of females who have ejaculated during sex varies considerably.