SQUIRTING orgasms are a perfectly normal occurrence during sex, but there are misunderstandings about what they actually are.
So how do they happen, and can all women squirt? Here’s all you need to know.
What is a squirting orgasm?
Squirting orgasms are common, but a lot of myths surround what causes them and what the liquid released actually is.
The term “squirting orgasm” refers to when people with vulvas experience an expulsion of liquid during sex.
Yes, the phenomenon is real, and no, the fluid isn’t simply urine – as some suggest.
It’s a mixture of uric acid, urea, and creatine which is released by the Skene’s glands – also known as the lesser vestibular glands.
AlamySquirting normally occurs as a result of G-spot stimulation or the simultaneous stimulation of both the G-spot and the clitoris.[/caption]
These are found at the lower end of the urethra.
Squirting normally occurs as a result of G-spot stimulation or the simultaneous stimulation of both the G-spot and the clitoris.
How does a squirting orgasm happen?
It’s thought squirting orgasms occur because multiple parts of the body become stimulated as once, as they’re located close to each other.
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The G-spot, Skene’s glands, as well as the urethal sponge are all found in the same general area.
This means it’s possible for them all to be stimulated at once.
When the Skene’s glands are stimulated squirting may occur.
Can all women squirt?
It isn’t clear whether all women can squirt, according to the Healthline website.
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But it appears that anybody who has a vulva has the ability.
However, Dr Jill McDevitt, resident sexologist at pleasure products company CalExotics, says “that doesn’t mean every person with a vulva can or will or does”, with estimates suggesting that between 10 and 50 per cent of people with a vulvas do.