Q: Is it possible for all women to squirt? And what causes squirting compared to other orgasms?
A: Women actually “squirt” every time they orgasm, but most women squirt toward the inside of the vagina, with most of the fluid traveling up the urethra and up into the bladder. Squirting is caused by a release of vaginal fluid from the Skene’s gland, which is right next to the urethra and its main purpose is to clean urine (and its acidity) out of the vagina/urethra. For a woman to ejaculate outside of her body, it usually requires the Skene’s gland to be naturally positioned toward the outer vagina and pointed outward. Some women are just born this way. If a woman is not a “natural squirter” she can develop her squirting ability by building up her Kegel muscles, which can point the Skene’s gland outward when flexed. A woman can also spread her vaginal lips and lift the upper vagina up and out during orgasm, to make it more likely the Skene’s gland will squirt outward.
Answers provided by Dr. Ross Avilla
Dr. Ross Avilla has been teaching Human Sexuality since 2013 and has a PhD in psychology from UC Davis. Dr. Avilla is not a clinician and all information and advice offered on this website is for educational purposes only.