the real truth about squirting

Written by: Team Fannie



Time to read 3 min

We’ve seen it depicted in pretty much every pornography: squirting. Is it real and what exactly is it? Make no mistake about it, squirting is very real, however what we see in the movies is an overly exaggerated version of what actually happens. In this article we are going to explain as much as we can about the phenomenon known as squirting!

different types of fluid


Firstly, there are a few different types of bodily fluids produces by women prior, during and sometimes even after intercourse. 


Before intercourse


Vaginal lubrication: this is a natural lubricant made by our bodies to get ready for intercourse. The amount of lubrication produced depends on the length of arousal and a number of medical factors. So the comment ‘wow your so wet’ and the understanding of that meaning you are excited and aroused is true, but that doesn’t mean that when you are not as wet you aren’t just as aroused.

During or after intercourse


Female ejaculation: now this is not squirting. Female ejaculation is produced by the Skene’s gland and is very similar to male ejaculation; your body will release about 1 ml of ejaculate and it is white-ish in colour.


Squirting: the fluid that is released during squirting is similar to urine but chemically different; it is produced by the urethra and contains a bit of pee but is not all pee (and sometimes contains female ejaculate as well). This bodily fluid is released in larger amounts: from 8 ml up to 150 ml. Unlike the name and most pornographies suggest, squirting is not like an explosive type of ejaculation,  the fluid actually flows out of the vulva. 

is squirting the same as an orgasm?


The short answer is no. The two aren’t always one and the same.  However, the two can appear at the same time but this is not necessarily always the case: sometimes they will appear during intercourse, without ever getting an orgasm and sometimes after you have had an orgasm. 

is every women able to squirt?

Just because squirting is real, doesn’t mean that all women do it; one study of  300 participants reported that only seven women self-reported female ejaculation during orgasm. But keep in mind, just because you haven’t experienced it yet doesn’t mean you are unable to squirt and even if you never squirt, that’s totally OK too! Nobody is the same after all. 

how to squirt

Squirting is believed happen through G-spot stimulation, but your level of arousal and the position or technique may also play a role in this.

Feeling relaxed: the most important is to feel comfortable and at ease when trying to squirt. Don't pressure yourself and just go with the flow, even if that means you don't succeed. Squirting is about letting go (literally), so any type of tension is going to make succeeding a lot harder. Having this experience should be enjoyable above all!

Locating the G-spot: it is important to locate the G-spot in order to properly stimulate it. The G-spot can be found about 4cm deep on the front wall of the vaginal canal. This should be stimulated firmly to achieve results.

Stimulation: while some women may squirt through penetration of the penis, the likelihood is much greater when it occurs through manual stimulation or the use of curved sex toys. Simultaneously stimulating the clitoris can also help. Insert 1 or 2 fingers into the vagina, with the palm facing the abdomen. Make the 'come here' gesture.For some women, this involves pushing outward using their pelvic floor muscles. 

One of our top recommendations is the Kit clitoris & G-spot vibrator, this bendable bullet vibrator allows you to find the perfect angle to stimulate your G-spot properly. 

Often, women express the sensation of needing to urinate just before squirting, which is logical since fluid comes from the urethra. This discourages some women because they fear they might urinate in bed. Now that you know this is a common feeling, hopefully, you can help your partner relax and guide her through that confusing sensation.