Do women ejaculate?


Written descriptions of female ejaculation first appeared two thousand years ago, yet scientists still debate whether squirting really happens. Cristen and Caroline trace the medical history of female ejaculation and why squirting controversy persists in medical labs, porn studios and bedrooms today.

Episode Sources:

"The science behind female ejaculation" http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-science-behind-female-ejaculation-9987298.html

"The Truth About Female Ejaculation" https://www.yahoo.com/health/the-truth-about-female-ejaculation-108834556283.html

"The question isn't if female ejaculation is real. It's why you don't trust women to tell you" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/17/the-question-isnt-if-female-ejaculation-is-real-its-why-you-dont-trust-women-to-tell-you

"A history of the male and female genitalia" https://web.stanford.edu/class/history13/earlysciencelab/body/femalebodypages/genitalia.html

"Female ejaculate -- where does it come from?" http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/female-ejaculate-where-does-it-come

"Vaginal discharge vs. lube from being turned on?" http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/vaginal-discharge-vs-lube-being-turned

"What Is Skene's Gland?" http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-skenes-gland.htm

"There are two types of female ejaculation study finds" http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/there-are-two-types-of-female-ejaculation-study-finds-20150120-12u2xo.html

"Female Ejaculation, or 'Squirting,' May Just Be Peeing After All, Study Says" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/13/squirting-female-ejaculation_n_6458986.html

Academic Insights:

"Nature and Origin of 'Squirting' in Female Sexuality." Samuel Salama et al. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Dec. 24, 2014. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsm.12799/abstract

"Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History." Ahmad S. Dallal. 2010. https://books.google.com/books?id=97l0L7zKagkC&pg=PT103&lpg=PT103&dq=women+produce+semen+history&source=bl&ots=0JldfwE58x&sig=8jTc8qefv3WdoR7EJvFkA7_7KIM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2qzGVMapGMWcygSvn4HQCg&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=women%20produce%20semen%20history&f=false

"Psychopathia Sexualis." Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Sexology Uncensored: The Documents of Sexual Science. 1886. https://books.google.com/books?id=vF4eweP793oC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=%22congenital+sexual+inversion+in+women%22&source=bl&ots=JNSI5mepyx&sig=cOrqLw9Fm7oC1M7IIe4jaGqn1AA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qc_GVLPTC4egyATmzoG4DQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22congenital%20sexual%20inversion%20in%20women%22&f=false

"New Insights from One Case of Female Ejaculation." Alberto Rubio-Casillas and Emmanuele A. Jannini. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Oct. 13, 2011. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02472.x/abstract

Topics in this Podcast: health, history, sexual health, gender differences, women's health, sex