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By Helen Thomson. Come to think of it, the answer may be best kept to yourself. You may have heard that it was banned from being shown in British porn films last year.
But what exactly is it? Researchers have now come a step closer to defining this controversial phenomenonby performing the first ultrasound scans on women who express large amounts of liquid at orgasm.
Some women express liquid from their urethra when they climax. For some, this consists of a small amount of milky white fluid — this, technically, is the female ejaculate.
A few small studies have suggested the milky white fluid comes from Skene glands — tiny structures that drain into the urethra. Some in the medical community believe these glands are akin to the male prostate, although their size and shape differ greatly between women and their exact function is unknown.
To investigate the nature and origins of the fluid, Samuel Salama, a gynaecologist at the Parly II private hospital in Le Chesnay, France, and his colleagues recruited seven women who report producing large amounts of liquid — comparable to a glass of water — at orgasm. First, these women were asked to provide a urine sample.
An ultrasound scan of their pelvis confirmed that their bladder was completely empty. The women then stimulated themselves through masturbation or with a partner until they were close to having an orgasm — which took between 25 and 60 minutes.
A second pelvic ultrasound was then performed just before the women climaxed. At the point of orgasm, the squirted fluid was collected in a bag and a final pelvic scan performed. Even though the women had urinated just before stimulation began, the second scan — performed just before they climaxed — showed that their bladder had completely refilled.
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A chemical analysis was performed on all of the fluid samples. Two women showed no difference between the chemicals present in their urine and the fluid squirted at orgasm. PSA, produced in men by the prostate gland, is more commonly associated with male ejaculate, where its presence helps sperm to swim. Whether either of these fluids plays a physiological role — that is, whether they serve any adaptive function, is not known.
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For now, Salama is not investigating that particular avenue, but instead working on a protocol to test whether the kidneys work faster to produce urine during sexual stimulation than at other times, and if so, why. However, the wording of the law actually appears to be referring to squirting — not female ejaculation. So this new paper may support the current legal position, since it shows it is essentially involuntary urination.
Presumably, under current UK law, if a woman were to have what is considered a true female ejaculation — the expulsion of a small amount of milky white fluid — and the BBFC were satisfied that this did not contain urea — this act would not be subject to the ban. Trending Latest Video Free.
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