What Is Squirting and How You Can Make It Happen
As anyone who’s ever seen a squirting scene in porn can tell you, it can be quite theatrical, shocking, and hot. It’s easy to understand why you might wonder, upon seeing such a spectacle, how you can learn to do this delightfully messy trick yourself.
Like most sexual responses, squirting is probably something that some people can do and some people can’t, due to differences in anatomy – but either way, it can be fun to at least try! Here’s some advice to help you unleash your inner squirter.
What Is Squirting?
Squirting refers to fluid expelled from the vagina during orgasm. Not all people with vaginas squirt during orgasm, and those who do may only do it some of the time. This type of orgasm includes a rapid ejection of urine, along with other fluids, from the bladder.
Squirting sometimes also involves secretions from the Skene's glands. The Skene's glands are sometimes called the female prostate because they function similarly to the male prostate.
Is it pee?
Pretty much! One study referred to the sexy elixir as “a form of urine.” In addition to urea, creatine, and uric acid (components of urine), squirting contains a dash of fluid from the Skene’s gland (your prostate if you have a vagina) with some vaginal lubricant mixed all in. It’s like a sexy soup.
And people really need to know if this is pee or not. One small study examined the ultrasounds of participants’ bladders before and after they squirted. Researchers found that the participants’ bladders contained liquid before they squirted and were emptied after they finished.
But honestly, does it really matter? Sex is messy. It involves a ton of fluids, ones that aren’t always cute. Why are semen and vaginal lubrication any sexier than a special type of pee? You’re washing the sheets anyway.
Our advice: Don’t worry too much about it.
Tips & Techniques
Relaxation and arousal are some of the most important factors in squirting. You shouldn’t expect to be able to squirt after just a minute or two of stimulation, no matter how intense it might be, because it takes time – and arousal – for fluid to build up in the urethral sponge (a.k.a. the G-spot), which is where many experts believe squirt is expelled from.
Toys, Toys, Toys!
When shopping for a toy that might help you squirt, usually the most important criteria are an intense curve, so that the toy can hit your G-spot, and a firm material, so that it can provide the unyielding pressure G-spots often crave.