1. 5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Squirting

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    The year is 2016. Scientists have proved that water exists on Mars. But can they definitively tell us what female ejaculation is and where it comes from?

    You bet they can’t.

    Female ejaculation, also known as ‘squirting’ or ‘gushing’, has been branded “one of the most hotly debated questions in modern sexology”, and for a very good reason. The scientific community can give us no definitive answer as to what female ejaculation actually is!

    (I wish I had the time and resources to solve this mystery for women everywhere. It would only be a matter of buying some durable wellies, and getting my hands on enough absorbent kitchen towel.)

    But until I do, I've found 5 facts you probably never knew about squirting.

    1. Squirting is illegal in the United Kingdom

    Relax, no one is going to arrest you. The law states that if you are producing "adult entertainment" in the UK, you are not allowed to depict female ejaculation.

    The government banned porn from depicting it 2014, on the grounds that it's "content that is not acceptable".

    But bukkake is.

    Seems fair…

    2. We have known about squirting for centuries

    Female ejaculation is not a modern phenomenon, like smashed avocado or kale smoothies.

    The Kama Sutra, written around 200-400AD, called squirting "female semen", and the philosopher Aristotle observed that when women ejaculate, they produce far more liquid than men.

    Something to bring up in your next Ancient History tutorial, perhaps.

    3. Not everyone can do it

    Some sexperts will say that all women are capable of squirting. This is not necessarily true.

    Some studies report that 6% of women can ejaculate, whereas other studies say a whopping 60% can! So, TLC was right, ladies: don't go chasing waterfalls.

    If squirting is something you just can't do, that's perfectly normal.

    4. It's definitely not wee

    Until 1982, no one thought to actually analyse exactly what was in female ejaculate, but when they did, they found there was a clear difference between the liquid emitted when squirting and urinating.

    These finding have been confirmed many times over, so if you find it suddenly happens when you orgasm one day and you think you've peed the bed, don't fret - you almost certainly haven't.

    5. There's no set volume

    Some women have reported that they are able to soak the bed or even “spray the wall” while squirting.

    Others say the liquid only amounts to a few cups' worth. So it doesn’t matter if you can fill several pints, or only a manage a shot glass – everyone's different.

    Lastly – don't ever let anyone make you feel embarrassed about squirting. In the past, I've denied myself orgasms for fear of freaking out a partner with an abrupt spurt of liquid.

    But, denying yourself orgasms is no way to live! So open those floodgates, and remember, there is nothing to feel ashamed of.

    Just keep a towel handy when you're getting down and dirty.

    Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.

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    Comments (10)

    • Lori: December 20, 2016 23:38
      Really loved your information on squirting.
      As a female who is in a long term relationship I found the statistics interesting and some of that info will definately be getting relayed back to my oh.. He is a lover of me squirting and when we have anal I seem to squirt even more.
      Ive always wondered why I can squirt as I've not always been able to..
      Thinking it's maybe the positions we do or just my fab boyfriend? ...
    • Audrey Andrews: January 27, 2017 17:55
      Thank you Lori, I'm so glad you liked my article! I get you, I haven't always been able to squirt either, but I truly think it is down to the fact that I now have a partner who I fully trust and communicate with. Happy Squirting! x
    • cstar: July 26, 2017 20:45
      women feel paranoid that the are peeing but its not the case and even if you did it wouldn't be all bad? anyway it tastes very sweet as in nectar.. get over your paranoia and let nature take its course?
    • cstar: July 26, 2017 20:47
      it comes out the same hole as you pee from. I assume women have a prostrate that controls the tube that open like a man? I also think its mixed up with the g spot
    • Christine: July 31, 2017 12:03
      Reading your finding made me giggle, I have been a gusher for years but I have partners in the past who hated it when I gushed, I would have to try and stop myself often faking an orgasm just to keep them happy but leaving me totally frustrated. I have now found a man who loves me to gush and he loves the fact that he is the only man to have ever given me multiples of multiple gushes. 99.9% of my orgasms are gushers and our love making always last for hours the longest being 8 hours of constant sex.
    • cstar: July 31, 2017 12:10
      good 1 Christine I only wish id found a woman not so paraniod
    • Neilos: July 31, 2017 19:46
      The last 3 women I've slept with were all squirters and it was a real turn on, for me. I had always wanted to meet one and after so long I thought that maybe this was a made up thing but wow when it happened! Now I tease and bring partners to the edge of gushing and then slow down or stop! Hehe! Think I must have lived a sheltered life before this
    • stephen wheatley: July 31, 2017 21:13
      My wife loves to squirt especially when im licking her clit and pushing my fingers deep inside her pussy.
    • Donna Coyle: December 02, 2019 02:40
      Wish I'd stopped
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