Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 4, August 25, 2001


Urethral Expulsions During Sensual Arousal and Bladder Catheterization in Seven Human Females


A major area of continued controversy and debate among sex researchers, gynecologists and sex therapists has been and continues to be the question of the phenomenon known as “female ejaculation."  Perhaps no one sexual issue, including the question of clitoral vs. vaginal orgasms, has created so much public interest.  On the one hand, there have been persistent and numerous anecdotal reports by women and their sexual partners, over thousands of years, of an expulsion of fluid by women during sex that did not seem to have the appearance or smell of urine and did not stain the bed sheets.  At the same time the medical establishment has been almost totally unwilling to give serious consideration to evidence of a cause other than urinary stress incontinence.

This project is an exploratory research experiment which attempts to shed light on this controversy by catheterizing seven women who report that they regularly expel fluid during sensual and/or sexual arousal so as to effectively segregate the bladder from the urethra and collect vaginal fluid expulsions in a controlled, medically supervised environment.

Evidence from various studies of live subjects, involving in total less than fifty women, has shown, at least in these subjects, that what was being considered was a urethral expulsion.  However, with the total number of women studied being so small, it is impossible to rule out the possibility that some woman somewhere is expelling fluid other than through the urethra.

While the current experiment, based upon a review of previous studies, focuses on the nature, composition and source of female urethral expulsions during sensual arousal, this researcher was certainly open to observing, capturing and analyzing expulsions other than from the urethra.

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