Female ejaculation, myth or reality? Science gives us the answer

Sexology has little time as a science. The inclusion of the knowledge it encompasses has only been treated in the scientific context well into the twentieth century, noting a clear lack of research in this area.

One of the most negative consequences of this delay is the lack of clear conclusions from which to understand the mechanisms that determine many fundamental aspects of human sexuality, such as a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity, multiorgasmic phenomenon or the capacity to ejaculate to the woman among many others, remaining in approaches which sometimes reach only the purely descriptive.

    Is there female ejaculation?

    One of the phenomena that has aroused the most interest in female sexuality is undoubtedly the ability to ejaculate., Attributed to humans exclusively until recently. However, it should not be forgotten that there are millennial references, like that of Hippocrates, who spoke of a female sperm or of Galen, who claimed the existence of a female seminal fluid during intercourse. Nevertheless, it was Whipple and Perry who contributed more to the social diffusion of the phenomenon in 1982.

    During this decade, studies were carried out (Belzer, 1981; Bohlen, 1982; Zaviacic et al., 1984; Addiego et al., 1981; Sensabaugh and Kahane, 1982; Pollen and Dreilinger, 1984; Stifter, 1987; etc.) which they revealed the existence of a different liquid in the woman’s urine and lubrication during her orgasm. While it is true that this phenomenon is not widely known in all women, we will explain why later.

    What is ejaculation in women?

    It must be said that this physiological phenomenon goes beyond the lubrication itself which passes into the excitation phase and would have the following particularities:

    • We are talking about a liquid less viscous than semen and slightly whitish that would come out of the vagina during the orgasm phase.
    • The relatively recent awareness phenomenon of the discovery of the “G-spot”, In honor of Dr. Ernst Grafenberg, a hollow structure located on the anterior wall of the vagina (about 5 cm from the entrance) and which many attribute as an internal branch of the clitoris, is not only sensitive to pleasure, but is said to be linked to the ejaculatory mechanism. Thus, the origin of the emission of the fluid could be in the Skene glands or parauretral glands, located in this part of the vaginal anatomy, around the urethra and with a structure similar to the male prostate.
    • The fluid emitted in the female ejaculate is composed of glucose, PSP (Prostatic acid phosphatase), creatinine and urea residues.
    • This ejaculation would not be homologous to that of the man because it differs according to (It has no reproductive purpose) and basic composition.


    Francisco Cabello from Malaga, doctor, psychologist and sexologist, has carried out interesting research on this physiological process. Her initial conceptual hypothesis was based on the fact that since all women have a “female prostate”, everything would ejaculate in orgasm phase. The difference is that some are aware of this fact mainly due to the amount emitted and expelled while others would not notice it given the small amount generated or because the ejaculation is directed retrograde to the bladder as in retrograde ejaculation in some men.

    To do this, he analyzed the urine of women who underwent the experiment and who showed no ejaculation, just after orgasm to identify the presence of prostate antigen (PSA) and other compounds that would confirm part of the hypothesis. This sample was compared to another before the start of intercourse to see possible differences. The results showed that 100% of women who reported emitting fluid during orgasm emitted in these PSAs. In contrast, 75% of women who said they did not ejaculate found PSA in their urine sample after orgasm. The initial hypothesis has been confirmed.

    What do we need to know about female orgasms?

    • For all of the above, this physiological process, if any, should be interpreted as something natural and normal.. This scientific knowledge can lead us away from certain prejudices and beliefs that are often present in sex.
    • Likewise, this happens in humans, where not everyone emits the same amount of ejaculate in every relationship.In women, we will also find differences depending on the context and many other variables. As we have seen, there is a part of the female population which still ejaculates, it is not aware of it since either the quantity is not sufficient to identify it, or the direction is retrograde towards the bladder.

    In any case, and despite the scientific advances that have taken place in this field, much remains to be elucidated. It is clear that the lack of investment in research in sexology (except when there is the possibility of commercializing a drug that resolves the male / female function) prevents progress in the knowledge of human sexuality. Hopefully this reality will start to change in the near future.

    Bibliographical references:

    • Cabell, F. Contributions to the Study of Female Ejaculation. Journal of Sexual Health January (1), 5-12. 2007.

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