This post will be taken from a paper I did for my Human Sexuality class in university. I will edit it for presentation and will make my citations available to anyone who asks. I figured that I wrote a few papers that I can use here, why just let them collect dust on my hard drive when I worked so hard on them.
I have had the chance to hear much anecdotal evidence for the existence of the g-spot and of female ejaculation. The amount of personal evidence I have accumulated on these topics leaves no room for doubt of their existence in my mind amid much scientific speculation. I will present arguments that support my view with scientific evidence, as well as different views presenting doubts from other academic individuals.
            First, I will discuss the g-spot, named after the individual who first recorded its existence in 1950, Dr. Ernst Grafenberg. The g-spot can be located in any woman quite easily on the anterior wall of the vagina, when stimulating this area; the result is an intensely pleasurable experience. Approximately thirty seconds to one minute after the initiation of the manual stimulation, this region will begin to swell noticeably. In a study the g-spot was located without any problem in all 27 of their female subjects, demonstrating the ease of which it can be located if one knows where to look. Much of the literature has called the g-spot the ‘female prostate’, making reference to the idea that the g-spot is homologous to the male prostate. Although it is quite easy for the woman to feel the difference, the g-spot is not easily located visually.
            Accompanying the g-spot in some women is what has been called female ejaculation. Many women have sought out professional help for a problem they took to be urinary incontinence. In a 2005 case study, the woman described an intense feeling of the need to urinate during intercourse. The subject in this study also reported an amount of fluid being expelled from her urethra upon orgasm; believing that she was wetting the bed, this caused her great distress. This could in fact be a problem for a lot of women who are afraid or embarrassed to bring the subject up to a family doctor. The embarrassment and fear of wetting the bed caused the woman in this case study to have a lower sex drive and to inhibit her sexual reaction and; therefore, her orgasms.
            Education about the female body is very important for both men and women. In the 2005 case study,  the woman’s avoidance behaviour was interpreted as a loss of interest in sex by her partner. Proper education about her sexual reaction allowed her to realize that she was not suffering from the embarrassing problem of incontinence, and allowed her to ‘let go’ and enjoy sex once again.      
            Physiologically, some possible explanations given for the cause of fluid expelled during orgasm could be: urinary stress incontinence, which can be ruled out by a doctor; the bartholin’s gland, which has only anecdotal evidence; vaginal secretions expelled forcefully upon orgasm; and the skene’s gland. From the information that I have read and heard over the years, I believe that the skene’s gland is responsible for the release of the fluid through the urethra accompanied by an orgasm.
            In some cases, the expulsion of fluid is accompanied by a refractory period, this is similar to men. The connection that female ejaculation has to the g-spot is the observance by researchers in 1981 that the subject in this study only produces fluid when manually stimulated on her g-spot, and never her clitoris alone. Researchers ran tests on fluid collected from one of these orgasmic expulsions and they found that the fluid has different physical qualities and chemical composition from urine; and therefore, is not originating from the bladder, but somewhere else. Arguments against this view state that the ejaculate is just urine with its chemical composition changed from sexual arousal; I believe this speculation to be highly unlikely.
            I have heard different opinions over the years about female ejaculation, some people think it is just urine, others think that some women can do it and others can’t, and other people think that it can be a ‘learned talent’. I believe in the latter, the biggest obstacle that woman face is the fear of letting go or the fear that they are indeed peeing the bed. Researchers in 1988 found that there were no physiological or biological differences between the 27 women in their study who could and could not ejaculate. This leads me to believe that all women have the capacity to ejaculate and that the women who did not ejaculate in the study are inhibiting themselves either consciously or unconsciously.
            Evidence in the form of historical references to female ejaculation dates back to Aristotle, the Kama Sutra, and Victorian times, there are still a lot of disbelief and opponents to this idea in the modern scientific community. Researchers liken female ejaculation to a gynecological UFO, and while I find this statement to be amusing, I also agree that more scientific research is needed. Research up until this point on female ejaculation consists on a great deal of case studies and anecdotal evidence. Who knows, perhaps someday I will prove the existence of this phenomena.

~Janice

*Originally posted on December 29, 2011*