Take-home message: -Women have an organ analogous to the male prostate that is able to produce a liquid that can be ejaculated upon orgasm. Not all women produce ejaculate. Herophilos of Chalkedon made the first scientific description of what would later be named the female prostate in BC, and Aristotle, Hippocrates, the Kama Sutra, and Galen all made further description of female ejaculation prior to
Female ejaculation is characterized as an expulsion of fluid from or near the vagina during or before an orgasm. It is also known colloquially as squirting or gushing although these are considered to be different phenomena in some research publications. There have been few studies on female ejaculation.
The male orgasm is a complex experience. The major function of the male orgasm is to ejaculate sperm, although not all men will ejaculate during an orgasm. Beyond delivering pleasure, the role of the female orgasm is less clear, although it may help move the sperm closer toward the ovum egg.
We respect your privacy. For a guy, orgasm is synonymous with ejaculation. The notion that women also sometimes spurt fluid at the height of orgasm has been debated for centuries. There is no question that sometimes things can get pretty wet, but is the fluid urine?
The simple answer is that orgasms happen in the brain, ejaculation happens in the prostate and urethra, and they are two different things that usually but not always happen together. In brains scans, an orgasm looks remarkably like an epileptic fit, an electrical storm that sweeps over the brain. The key point is that you can have either one without the other.
Cancer treatment can interfere with ejaculation by damaging the nerves that control the prostate, seminal vesicles, and the opening to the bladder. It can also stop semen from being made in the prostate and seminal vesicles, or it can cut off the path that semen normally takes out of the body. Despite this, a man can still feel the sensation of pleasure that makes an orgasm.
So, just as we asked women to describe the wonders of the female orgasmwe asked a bunch of men to explain what an orgasm feels like when you have a penis. Here are their answers — names have been changed because shockingly not everyone wants their identity associated with lengthy prose about ejaculation. Fair play.
Please be advised there are two sections on this topic, one by Dr. Stanley Ducharme, a sex therapist, and one by Dr. Ricardo Munarriz, a sexual medicine physician.
U nlike its male counterpart, female orgasm is a covert, hidden experience, frequently recognizable only to the person experiencing it. And sometimes, not even to that person: in rare caseswomen can orgasm without even realizing it themselves. And yet, instead of serving as incontrovertible evidence of the existence of female sexual response and female orgasm, discussions of female ejaculation serve mainly to provide fodder for the debate about whether or not women can be trusted to accurately report their own sexual experiences.