Is squirting a real thing, or is it just pee?
You may have heard of squirting from porn, but is it something that actually happens during sex? The short answer is, yes, queens — it’s real.
So what exactly is squirting?
Squirting is a fluid that gushes out of some people’s vagina during orgasm or sexual stimulation, usually to the G-spot or clitoris. I say gush, because there’s often a lot of liquid. Some experts state it’s equivalent to around half a cup of coffee, but others claim it can be up to a litre. Other times, there may be just a trickle.
The point is, both are normal. Everyone’s body is unique and every time you have sex it’s often different, so the amount of liquid can vary. It’s also not a new thing. We first started talking about it in the 4th century in Ancient Chinese texts. But most importantly: it feels fantastic.
Is squirting just pee?
The liquid produced from squirting is clear or yellowish. As for what squirting exactly IS, the research so far is inconclusive. At Fumble, we believe that squirting is a safe and normal part of how some bodies respond during sex. So it’s important to embrace that squirting happens and we should celebrate it — and not obsess over what, exactly, it is.
Is squirting common?
We don’t know exactly how common squirting is. But one study found that 30% of people with vaginas have squirted before. Some people squirt, and others don’t. Both are totally normal, and none are right or wrong.
If you’re a squirter, first, welcome to the club. Remember it’s completely normal, feels amazing, and is NOT gross. Don’t hold back your climaxes. Enjoy it and own it. You’re basically the Pokémon Squirtle, and that’s pretty cool.
Is squirting the same as female ejaculation?
Sexologist, Beverly Whipple, and other experts says no. Squirting is a bigger expulsion of liquid from the vagina. Whereas female ejaculation is a small amount of liquid that’s whiteish. It’s secreted from the Scene’s glands; the female equivalent to prostate. So, there are two different types of liquids. But, all that really matters is that both feel great.
Why don’t we talk about it?
There are a bunch of reasons why we don’t talk openly about squirting:
1. It’s a taboo topic
People seem to be easily offended by the reality that people with vaginas experience pleasure during sex. Some people get embarrassed and don’t talk about it, which may explain why you’ve not heard of it.
2. There’s little research on squirting
Surprise, surprise. It’s really hard for scientists to get funding to study sex, especially female pleasure. And the research that does exist has TINY sample sizes. This means we don’t know if their findings are true of other people with vaginas.
3. People shame squirters
As there’s little research on squirting and we also don’t talk about it, this means there’s a lot of misinformation about squirting. Sometimes if someone squirts during sex, their partner may shame them because they think it’s pee. Again, we don’t really know what it is, so let’s not obsess over it.
4. Some people deny that squirting is real
Say, what? If you’re still not convinced, try reading about REAL people’s experiences of squirting. All of these reasons contribute to the silence around squirting. So, if your partner squirts, celebrate it. And if you squirt, enjoy it and speak loud and proud of it.
Preparing for squirting
Ok, so even though squirting feels great, it can be annoying to constantly change your bed sheets. So you can try using towels, a yoga mat, or absorbent mats before you get down and dirty. Or check out these other creative tricks. Let’s not forget that sex is messy, regardless of whether you squirt or not. So, don’t let your partner or hookup make you feel bad. And if they do, they’re probably not worth it. There’s nothing sexier than seeing your partner enjoying sex.
Although we don’t know a lot about squirting, we know it’s real and feels fab. As long as you’re having fun, and it feels good. Keep squirting.
Page last reviewed: January 19th 2021