What Is Squirting? Find Out The Truth!


Saturday, May 30, 2015 by Heather, gurl.com

Hi Heather,

Something happened to me the other night when I was hooking up with my boyfriend, and I’m not sure if I peed or squirted. I hear some people say there’s no such thing as squirting and other people say it really does happen. I’m so confused and kind of grossed out. Is squirting a real thing?

I’ve approached the topic of squirting before, and in that post, I talked about how there is no real scientific evidence that says that squirting is a real thing that happens to women. However, a lot of you seemed pretty offended by that post. Let me clarify: I wasn’t saying that squirting can’t happen, or that squirting is always actually pee. I was saying that according to scientific research, there’s no evidence. But, hey, science can be wrong sometimes!

To clear things up even further, I enlisted the help of my buddy Dr. Sherry from HelloFlo (a monthly period care package you need to check out) to give us a little bit more background. Let’s delve right into squirting!

According to Dr. Sherry, squirting is a “true sexual phenomenon.” She says: “For some women, when they are sexually aroused or stimulated, there is an expulsion of fluid that comes from the glands around a women’s urethra, or anterior surface of the vagina, during or before an orgasm. The exact ‘sweet spot’ is a bit of a mystery, but there are different theories. Many believe that squirting happens when your G-spot is stimulated.”

The problem with that theory? There isn’t even any real scientific evidence backing up the idea that a G-spot exists! There have been studies that say it’s real, and studies that say it isn’t real – and then studies that say it’s real for some women, not all. Many women do feel that the G-spot exists, though – but it can be very tricky to find. Dr. Sherry says, “The exact location of your G-spot can be tricky to find. It’s been reported that the G-spot is located 1-3 inches on the top or anterior surface of the vagina. When a finger is inserted into the top surface of the vagina, up to about the second knuckle, a slightly bumpy or ridged area can be identified. When sexually aroused, the area called the G-spot will fill with blood and appear to be swollen.”

So, if squirting happens when the G-spot is stimulated, how many women have actually experienced it? According to Dr. Sherry, “10 to 30 percent of women have at one time or another had a ‘gushing’ moment during orgasm.” So, it appears that squirting is not SUPER common, although it is happening to a decent amount of women.

What does squirting feel like? How do you know it’s happening? Dr. Sherry says, “For some, the gush feels as though you are wetting the bed, and for others, it is less obvious.” This explains why you may feel like you just peed yourself. It is worth noting, however, that it’s difficult to pee during sex – when we’re aroused, the need to urinate is generally “turned off.”

It appears that squirting can very much be a real thing that women are experiencing. Sure, it could be pee – but it could also be female ejaculation. One thing is for sure: it’s not something you should feel bad about, whether it’s happening or not. Dr. Sherry says: “Not all women sexually respond to stimulation of the area known as the G-spot. Don’t worry if you have tried and failed to find the ‘right place’… it’s no magic button!”

take care,

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