Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Ejaculation is a powerful bodily experience that has long been associated with penises and male sexuality. But ejaculation from the vulva or vagina can also happen—before, during, after, or without orgasm. Squirting is just one part of that. During sex, some people with vulvas experience the involuntary emission of fluid. Accurate information and conversation about the sexual realities of female-assigned folks—whose bodies are still often subject to myth and mystery—is fantastic. That creates a lot of unnecessary pressure! It seems that we have been ejaculating for a long time. In , urologist Joanna Korda and her colleagues combed through translations of ancient literary texts and plucked out multiple references to the ejaculation of sexual fluids 1.
Squirting and female ejaculation are NOT the same thing
Is “squirting” real?
For a start, is it really gism shooting out of your vagina, or are you just peeing all over the place? Does it feel nice? And OMG can women get themselves pregnant with their own lady-semen and will this eliminate the male race!? But perhaps most importantly of all, just how do you get a ticket to the wettest party in town and teach yourself to squirt? But word on the street is if you have a vagina instead, you can also ejaculate similarly gloopy fluids from your urethra too. Say what? We put the question to our favourite health expert Dr Roger Henderson and he came up with a suitably formal response.
But isn’t squirting just pee?
You just need a urethra. Your urethra is a tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. Ejaculation occurs when fluid — not necessarily urine — is expelled from your urethral opening during sexual arousal or orgasm.
When I finally let go and did what felt pleasurable is when it first happened. The intensity just kept increasing, and it kind of hit a plateau before I squirted. I tensed up which I would later find helps the process along quite a bit , then I found myself completely sated.