You know how people blame Disney movies for giving people unrealistic expectations about love? Well, I blame porn for giving me unrealistic expectations about sex. If porn were any indication of people's everyday sex lives, we'd all be firing off liquid streams of erotic bliss at every climax.
A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier as a fairly granular anatomy lesson in a Brooklyn townhouse had seamlessly morphed into something resembling the fountain show at the Bellagio. Up until this moment, I harbored serious doubts that the well-muscled man wearing colorful briefs and the hairstyle of a Lenape warrior could guide this diverse group of women and their partners to opening the floodgates for the first time, much less at the same time.
But how does it happen, what happens exactly and what causes it? Female ejaculation is strongly linked to G-spot simulation, that is, stimulation of the internal area at the front of the vagina. Your G-spot can be stimulated in any number of ways, either through intercourse, foreplay or with a vibrator — but it can take some practice to find your sweet spot. This can vary hugely from woman to woman, with anything from a capful of liquid to much more being the norm.
Ahh squirting. Isn't it just one of those wacky old myths like centaurs or unicorns? Well, no, actually.
No other sexual phenomenon is as shrouded in mystery as ' female ejaculation '. Even today the concept of 'squirting' is still often met with scepticism. So is female ejaculation real or merely a stunt invented by the porn industry?
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Female ejaculation, aka squirting, has become a lot more mainstream in the past few decades, thanks in part to porn.
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.