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Is Squirting Passé?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ve probably learned that female ejaculation (aka “squirting”) is actually a real thing. Once believed to be a mythical creation of pornographers, squirting has since come to mainstream America.

To review, female ejaculation is the sweet, thin, clear fluid produced in the periurethral glands—analogs to the male prostate. The fluid accumulates during G-spot stimulation, and once the glands reach capacity, the woman can forcefully expel the fluid out through the urethra. (OR, it’s possibly produced in the kidneys and stored in the bladder until the woman expels it–depends on what studies you believe. It may be a combination of these two.)

Regardless of where ejaculate comes from, and lest men forget, the brain, not the G-spot, is the organ of orgasm. (Orgasm is a really, really good feeling, and feelings occur in the brain.)

In men, the automatic sequence of events is orgasm immediately followed by ejaculation. In women, orgasm usually occurs without ejaculation; if orgasm and ejaculation do occur in close proximity, it’s either coincidence or done willfully. More often, ejaculation occurs after she’s had four or five orgasms. She can then ejaculate, have another orgasm or two, and then perhaps ejaculate again. In women, orgasm and ejaculation are two unrelated responses to sexual stimulation.

Men find squirting exciting because of the visual similarity to male ejaculation, and because of its rarity due to the required effort. For the woman, while it may feel good to release pressure, the sensation is nothing compared to that of an orgasm.

Ultimately, squirting is messy, not as pleasurable as an orgasm, and is becoming less elusive. My projection is, give it another decade, its allure may go the way of the tube-top, and we’ll discover a new sexual parlor trick.

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