GUSHING AND SQUIRTING RESEARCH
After many gushing and squirting workshops I’ve decided to write a blog about the research and misconceptions around squirting as I get so many questions.
Like many other things to do with sexual pleasure, there’s a lot of misconceptions around squirting and gushing and of course there’s sooooo much more study to be done - seriously, where are the sex positive millionaires at? Please send them my way.
It’s outrageous to consider that just because pleasure isn’t essential to reproduction, that understanding more about how we function sexually, isn’t seen as a priority for research money. Anyway, I digress.
Gushing and squirting has an odd place in society’s mind: some people feel ashamed if they do experience it, but then at the same time some people feel inadequate if they don’t. So I’m here to say that no experience is better than any other!
Read below to see the anatomy and research on this topic.
What I can confirm and update you about vaginas and vulvas for the sake of understanding gushing and squirting more is:
The G Spot isn’t a spot it’s a nexus of arousal tissue, and the ‘G’ is named after Grafenburg who is a dead white dude. I personally think the name needs to reclaimed and rebranded...if you have some ideas please share! For the extra nerdy peeps, it’s also referred to as the clitourethrovaginal complex. Try saying that with your mouth full of vulva…
The clitoris is built only for pleasure and has 8,000 nerve endings, but was exempt from medical anatomy books until 2009 as it was seen to be crude, and not essential to reproduction. But a Melbourne Doctor Dr Helen O’Connell, our local hero, put it back on the map (...of Tasmania, hehehe local joke for a local find)!
And now for research specifically about gushing and squirting!
Since the 1950s, eleven studies have been done about squirting, with the most recent study we know of done in 2015 - check it out here. But as I said earlier, these studies are not well funded and resourced, so the study in 2015 only had SEVEN people. Obviously not a solid sample size, but we work with what we’ve got you know and there’s still alot more research to be done.
Thoooough, if you’re interested in participating in the most comprehensive squirting survey to ever be done, my friend and hero Dr Zhana and Kenneth Play created: squirtingsurvey.com. It’ll take about 20-45 minutes of your time and you don't have to be a vagina-owner and you don't have any experience with squirting (or any kind of sex) whatsoever. Anyone can take the survey! Hopefully it’ll help us answer things like: how many people squirt, what makes people squirt, is squirting always an orgasm, is a squirting orgasm better than a non-squirting one, do people like partners who squirt?
So! From those eleven studies, so far we know:
Gushing and squirting mostly happens from “G spot” arousal, but in some cases can happen from clitoral or anal stimulation.
Although the fluid is mostly released through the urethra (the ‘pee tube’ hehehe) it can be also be released through the vaginal walls.
Squirt fluid has some elements of pee, but so does most ejaculate from penises, so that’s not very helpful. But for some it contains PSA which is found in ejaculate. So in short it is not only pee and it’s not only ejaculate. So you could consider it like “special pee”!
Another fluid can be released by some from the urethral ducts at the entrance to the urethra but is another fluid. So two separate fluids can be released!
It can happen voluntarily, or unconsciously. In the workshop, we will go through how you can stop gushing and squirting happening too.
Gushing and squirting doesn’t always happen at the same time as orgasm.
So in short, everyone’s body works differently, but there are some reliable approaches and tips so you can “encourage” your body to experience this! In the workshop I will go through how to magnify pleasure with some nerdy body mechanics, techniques, and toys, and how to do it comfortably.