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What is female ejaculation, and why does it happen?

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There is much debate around the topic of female ejaculation, when a woman ejaculates fluid during sex. But is it an actual ejaculation, strictly speaking? And what triggers it? Can every woman experience this phenomenon? Doctor Pierre Desvaux is going to teach us a little about the subject.

What is female ejaculation?

Female ejaculation is when a woman « ejaculates », releasing a liquid when she orgasms or when she is close to orgasm. This happens in a very small quantity for the majority of women, while it is much more abundant in others.

Not all women can experience female ejaculation

According to a study led by sexologist Pierre Desvaux, between 10 and 40% of the female population can ejaculate. It may happen to them as a once off, occasionally or regularly. It is a real ejaculation, although it can often go unnoticed, because it is mixed with other more noticeable vaginal secretions. Whether a woman orgasms or not, the liquid comes from the Skene glands and the para-urethral glands.

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Another similar phenomenon

There is however another similar phenomenon, in which a woman appears to ejaculate, but the quantity is much more abundant. The liquid that is released can sometimes reach up to 300 mls. However, in this case, the liquid is made up of urine that comes from the bladder, via the urethra.

How does this phenomenon occur?

During sex, the kidneys continue to produce urine, which is stored in the bladder. Among the women surveyed, the bladder was empty at the beginning of the arousal period, it filled up and was emptied after ejaculation. This urine is often colourless and odourless, because it is freshly produced. In general, the woman needs to be fully at ease and needs to let go fully in order for this to happen. It is absolutely not an incontinence problem.

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Letting go is the key to female ejaculation

In order to achieve female ejaculation, the area near the G spot in the vagina needs to be stimulated. However, what is even more important is to fully let go. In any case, female ejaculation and the release of liquid from the bladder as described above are two different phenomena, and do not necessarily lead to orgasm, even if they can be very enjoyable sensations.

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