Q&A: What Is The Purpose Of Female Ejaculation?
Posted July 5, 2010
QUESTION: I am a lucky guy whose girlfriend ejaculates when she has an orgasm. I have noticed that the fluid smells nice. Is it some sort of way to leave a chemical message? Could it be a way to tell men that sex was good? Is it there any research about this?
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I am certainly happy to hear that your experience of your girlfriend’s female ejaculation is a positive one and that it adds to your experiences of pleasure during sex. I also think you ask some very good questions.
In fact, I know of no research that has discovered the purpose of female ejaculation. Some researchers still find the entire topic of female ejaculation to be controversial although it’s generally acknowledged that some women (we don’t know what proportion) release a larger amount of fluids during sexual excitement or orgasm. We also know that in most cases, these fluids don’t seem to be urine.
Some researchers have speculated that female ejaculatory fluids may help to protect women against urinary tract infections, or UTIs, but we need more research to know if this is true or not.
Messages From the Body
I think you present some very interesting ideas as to whether female ejaculation has other functions, such as using chemical signals to either alert other women to a potentially attentive lover or to alert others to stay away from that person because he already has a lover. I don’t know if these are functions or female ejaculation or not, but they are certainly intriguing concepts.
Female ejaculation has long been documented by doctors, scientists, writers, and artists and its history of documentation stretches back thousands of years and in different cultures.
For a review of this literature, you can find an article about the history of female ejaculation in an article that was first published in March 2010 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
You might also find it interesting to read The G Spot: And Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality, as it contains information about scientific studies related to the g spot and female ejaculation as well as quotes from many women who experience it.