Definition of Female Ejaculation
Female ejaculation is a fluid that is pushed out of the urethra and theorized to originate from the bladder and the Paraurethral/Skenes glands (located under the g-spot) during sexual arousal. It is usually done during an orgasm, but not always.
There Are Two Types of Female Sexual Response Fluids from the Vagina
The two types of female sexual response fluids (semen) are clinically termed as urethral and vaginal ejaculation fluids. The one most commonly seen in our culture is vaginal ejaculate, which lubricates the vaginal walls and oozes out during sexual arousal. It is generally milky in color, and thicker than the Urethral ejaculate. When it dries it tends to flake off.
Urethral ejaculate is what we are referring to when describing female ejaculate fluid and is less common. This is not because women are not capable; rather it is due to a lack of understanding of women’s sexual health issues in this culture.
What Is The Fluid?
It appears to be a clear liquid, sweet in scent. It gushes out with great force and in large quantities. However, it is not urine.
Upon testing the liquid, doctors have found that it contains higher levels of glucose (sugar) than urine, and an enzyme (prostatic acid phosphatase), which is characteristic of a major component of semen. It is similar to the prostate fluid within male ejaculate (semen which comes from prostate mixed with sperm and other components), but it is without the sperm as in a male fluid.
There are also two other substances contained in the fluid, commonly found in urine (urea and creatinine), which were found at lower levels. It is interesting to note that these glands produce the same alkaline fluid as the male prostate. This is why most people compare the Paraurethral/Skenes glands to being like a male prostate. The fluid is a unique substance, as it is unlike the heavier fluid that the vaginal walls secrete during sexual arousal.
What Does It Look, Taste, And Smell Like?
The women interviewed as well as women in other studies, who expel fluid during orgasm, report that the color, smell, consistency, and even taste, vary from one occurrence to the next. However, most of the women that were interviewed indicated that it was mild in smell and somewhat sweet. As with all bodily fluids, there is a variation from person to person and from time to time.
Where Does It Come From?
It comes out of the urethra opening, so it is easy to see why people might think it is urine. However, where is originates is still a debate, as opinions differ on whether the fluid originates in the bladder, in the urethral sponge (which holds the paraurethral/skenes glands), or a combination of both.
The Paraurethral/Skenes Glands vs. the Bladder
The paraurethral glands are about half an inch in diameter and 1.5 inches in length, so fitting two cups of ejaculate in that area seems improbable. However, the paraurethral glands may have the capacity to fill and empty at a rapid rate, and that would explain the large volumes of fluid measured by some investigators. It would also mean the longer a woman’s orgasm lasted, the more she would ejaculate, as is often the case. If this is all true, it is possible for a woman to ejaculate a considerable amount of fluid without it being urine or liquid from the bladder. Other researchers feel strongly that the liquid originates in the bladder. What is known is that it is not urine.
In the illustrations shown below, the tissue surrounding the urethra is labeled as the “urethral sponge;” the paraurethral glands are imbedded in this tissue. This or the bladder (pending further research) is where all the juicy female ejaculation liquid is created when a woman is sexually aroused.
The urethra fills with blood during sexual arousal, as is the case in a male. This results in the tissue becoming firm to the touch; kind of like a female hard-on, but on the inside. Using specific g-spot fingering methods, it is very clear that even when a woman does not “push” hard to expel the ejaculate while having an orgasm (or even without one) the finger or toy’s pressure upward into the skenes glands (g-spot) creates a “milking effect” when the pressure is applied. The ejaculate will often expel in small to medium amounts in this situation as opposed to the “gush” or “squirt” that is produced when a woman bears down and pushes. This “milking” can be seen without much effort on the female’s part except to be very sexually aroused.
Definition of Female Ejaculation