Female ejaculation

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Female ejaculation, also known as gushing or squirting, happens when a woman has an orgasm and clear fluid comes out of her. Scientists are not sure how the fluid is produced, but think it is produced by the Skene's glands (also called the paraurethral glands or female prostate). Female ejaculation was mentioned in ancient times by the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 B.C.),[1] and by doctors and people who study anatomy. However, in much of the 20th century there were people who did not believe that female ejaculation existed, and it was not studied in detail. More people found out about the matter after a book called The G Spot[2] came out in 1982 and became popular. After that, more research was done on female ejaculation.

Not accepted by others[change | change source]

The theory advanced by these authors has been dismissed by many other authors, such as physiologist Joseph Bohlen,[3] for not being based on rigorous scientific procedures, and psychiatrist Helen Singer Kaplan (1983).[4]

"Female ejaculation (as distinct from female urination during orgasm) has never been scientifically substantiated and is highly questionable, to say the least".[4]

Masters and Johnson rejected it in 1982.[5] Some radical feminist writers, such as Sheila Jeffreys (1985) were also dismissive, claiming it as a figment of male fantasy:[6]

At present, the issue is not decided.

References[change | change source]

  1. Deborah Sundahl (2003). Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot. Alameda, Calif.: Hunter House. ISBN 0-89793-380-X.
  2. Alice Kahn Ladas; Beverly Whipple & John D. Perry (1982). The G spot and Other Recent Discoveries about Human Sexuality. New York, N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. ISBN 0030618312.
  3. Bohlen J.G. 1982. "Female ejaculation" and urinary stress incontinence. J Sex Res. 18 360-8 (4): 360–8.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kaplan, HS. (1983). The Evaluation of Sexual Disorders: Psychological and Medical Aspects. Routledge. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.1984.279_7.x. http://books.google.ca/books?id=WCqMzcAka54C. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  5. Masters W.H; Johnson V.E. & Kolodny R.C. 1982. Masters and Johnson on sex and human learning. Little Brown, Boston, p69/70.
  6. Jeffreys S. The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880–1930. Pandora Press, London 1985, at 110