Once considered fringe, many people are now eager to have the novel, intense, next-level orgasmic release that squirting offers. Scientists out there, get on this! The G-spot is hotly debated in its own right, but researchers agree that stroking the anterior wall of the vagina the front side will create a unique sensation that can lead to an orgasm. The biggest squirting mystery is the identity of the thin, milky fluid that gets released.
Anything to do with female sexuality has been, and continues to be, taboo in the strongest sense of the word. This is what fuels my work as a sex therapist turned neuroscientist —and exactly what I explore in my Glamour column, Ask. Nan , and in my new book, Why Good Sex Matters. The truth is we probably know just as much if not more about the composition of the fluids that flowed on the surface of Mars billions of years ago than we do about the nature of what is expelled by the human female during sex. How is that possible, given that references to female ejaculation date back to fourth-century Taoist texts?
There are certain sex acts that have developed a sort of cult following, and squirting is one of them. And squirting often goes hand-in-hand with female orgasm, which is one of the reasons your partner might be into it, too. Pun not intended. We'll get there very soon, but first, there's something you should know. When some people with a vulva are sufficiently aroused, they're able to "squirt" a clear-ish liquid through their urethra—kinda like how people with a penis are able to ejaculate, except in this case, the process has nothing to do with reproduction.
For many — men and women included — squirting is a mysterious occurrence. Where does the liquid come from? What does it feel like?