Female ejaculate is thought to originate with the Skene’s glands (also called the paraurethral glands or “female prostate”), which are located along the wall of the vagina, close to the urethra (the tube that urine flows through when it leaves the body).
It is difficult to know exactly how many women ejaculate. One study published in 2017 found that almost 70% of women do. Other estimates range from 10% to 50% of women. In some cases, the fluid flows backward into the bladder, so some women might not be aware that they are ejaculating. The amount of ejaculate can vary too.
Types Of Female Ejaculate
There are two different types of female ejaculate:
Squirting fluid – This fluid is usually colorless and odorless, and it occurs in large quantities.
Ejaculate fluid – This type more closely resembles male semen. It is typically thick and appears milky.
Analysis has shown that the fluid contains prostatic acid phosphatase (PSA). PSA is an enzyme present in male semen that helps sperm motility.In addition, female ejaculate usually contains fructose, which is a form of sugar. Fructose is also generally present in male semen where it acts as an energy source for sperm.
Experts believe that the PSA and fructose present in the fluid come from the Skene’s glands. Other names for these glands include the paraurethral glands, Garter’s duct, and female prostate. Skene’s glands sit on the front, inside wall of the vagina near the G-spot. Researchers believe that stimulation causes these glands to produce PSA and fructose, which then move into the urethra.
Is Ejaculation The Same Thing As Squirting?
Some experts believe that squirting fluid could be diluted urine. Researchers have reported that the fluid comes from the bladder and contains urea, a compound found in urine.