It’s not surprising to say that being a woman is tough: from hormones to periods, societal standards, and everything else in between - and there’s a lot. Womanhood is subject to so much nit-picky commentary that most ladies I know prefer to stay hush-hush about certain topics for fear of being judged, mocked, or outcasted.
But it’s (finally) 2021 and I personally believe that taboos are extremely 2020. That’s why I’m here to break down the barrier between decorum and inappropriateness to talk about a subject that’s been making its rounds: squirting.
The what, how, when, and why...here’s everything you’ve always want to know about squirting, but were too afraid to Google ;)
Ok, what is squirting?
Often referred to as female ejaculation, squirting occurs when fluid is forcibly released by the muscles in a woman’s vagina. Contractions help projectile the fluid, allowing it to shoot out in varying “length” and “volume”.
Although squirting during an orgasm is possible, it doesn’t necessarily take a woman to reach climax in order to squirt. As long as there’s genital stimulation of some form, a woman is perfectly capable of squirting.
So...squirting is pee?
No, squirting isn’t pee. But it’s also different from the bodily fluids that are present during sex in order to help lubricate the vagina. Actually, even scientists don’t really know why the fluid is produced or exactly what it’s composed of.
A scientific mystery indeed!
Wait, do ALL women squirt?
No, not necessarily. Some women squirt by nature, other women have to work for it, and most women will never experience squirting.
That being said, I like to believe it’s totally possible for anyone to work their pelvic floor muscles and train for squirting success. Kegels - repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles in the vagina - are great for women trying to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. They’re also essential to squirting, so it doesn’t hurt to try them out while you’re sitting at your work desk. Trust me, no one will know.
There’s no number of women who squirt vs. women who don’t, and there aren’t many surveys out there to try and gather enough data to form an opinion about what percentage of the population does squirt. However, if you’re desperate to add a little squirting action to your next sexual encounter, take it from a self-proclaimed expert: “Any woman can learn how to squirt”.
Does squirting affect how good an orgasm might feel?
Well, the answer here is both yes and no. Although squirting might make climax more pleasurable, it doesn’t mean that a non-squirt orgasm still doesn’t feel great.
However, don’t take this as a reason to stress out and worry about not being able to squirt. Squirting or not squirting doesn’t make you any less of a woman. It also doesn’t necessarily mean sex is less enjoyable for your partner or for yourself. If you’re both reaching climax, or at least comfortable with one another and enjoying the experience, that’s really all that should matter.
After all, pleasure is pleasure. Squirting is merely an added bonus.