Ah, yes. The age-old question that never seems to die: is squirting pee or not? The science clearly indicates it is indeed largely urine. And yet the debate rages on. Why?
The facts are as follows:
- A study conducted in 2015 found that “squirting is essentially the involuntary emission of urine during sexual activity, although a marginal contribution of prostatic secretions to the emitted fluid often exists.”
- The Skene’s glands (sometimes called the female prostate) are found on the sides of the urethra are the size of a pea at best. They can only emit up to about 1–2 milliliters of fluid during sex, which is the equivalent of 1/4–1/2 teaspoons. In other words, there is absolutely no way these glands account for the volume of fluid involved in squirting.
Given this information, why is it so hard for some people to accept the truth? When I’ve presented these facts online, there are always people who insist they know what pee is, and squirting isn’t it. Or that it doesn’t taste like regular pee. Or that it must come from the Skene’s glands despite their diminutive size. At this point, the composition of the liquid is far less fascinating than the stubborn refusal of so many people to believe that it’s pee.
Why is it so terrible to admit the truth? Is it because people are afraid that if they’re into squirting then they must be into golden showers? Is it because peeing is considered gross instead of sexy? Or because women are supposed to be “clean”? I don’t have the answer, but I suspect it’s related to all of these ideas. And to that I say, “who cares if it’s pee?” If you like it, why does it matter? Just keep doing what you’re doing but embrace scientific facts while you’re at it.