Women’s Experiences of Female Ejaculation

Abstract

Thirteen women responded to an open-ended questionnaire about their female ejaculation experiences. Responses are described from a phenomenological perspective. The major themes of responses include feelings of humiliation and shame or feelings of exploration and wonder, moving towards acceptance or acceptance tinged with resignation. Women explain their relationships to their bodies as well as their relationship to the ejaculation fluids and how this affects their sexual identities. The origins of their sexual fluids are mysterious. The stimulation needed for ejaculation differed among respondents, and was also found to occur separately from orgasm for some women. Ejaculation began at one of two distinct time points in the life course. This study supports the existence of female ejaculation as a common experience for some women, and proposes new areas for further exploration.

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L. Gilliland, A. Women’s Experiences of Female Ejaculation. Sexuality & Culture 13, 121–134 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-009-9049-y

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Keywords

  • Ejaculation
  • Women’s sexuality
  • Sexual fluid
  • Women
  • Female prostate
  • Phenomenology
  • Orgasm
  • G-spot
  • Multiple orgasm
  • Female sexual experience