Female ejaculation is characterized as an expulsion of fluid from or near the vagina during or before an orgasm. It is also known colloquially as squirting or gushing ,  although these are considered to be different phenomena in some research publications. There have been few studies on female ejaculation. Most of the research into the nature of the fluid focuses on determining whether it is or contains urine. The suggestion that women can expel fluid from their genital area as part of sexual arousal has been described by women's health writer Rebecca Chalker as "one of the most hotly debated questions in modern sexology ". The reasons for the interest in female ejaculation have been questioned by feminist writers.
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Female ejaculation - Wikipedia
A study published last month in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy found that nearly 37 percent of American women required clitoral stimulation to experience orgasm , compared with 18 percent of women who said that vaginal penetration alone was enough to come. According to Debby Herbenick , a researcher at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, the results of this study revealed women's wide range of preferences when it came to how they liked being touched during sex. The study, which was conducted in partnership with OMGYes , a company focused on "the science of women's pleasure," surveyed more than 1, women between the ages of 18 and The study followed on the heels of a round of 1, interviews conducted by OMGYes with different women about their sexual preferences, for a combined cohort of 2, participants to make this largest-ever study on the specifics of women's pleasure. The women in the study took a survey composed of 30 multipart questions related to their sexual behaviors, attitudes, and experiences with genital touching, including detailed questions about how the women preferred to be touched.
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Female ejaculation is when a female's urethra expels fluid during sex. It can happen when a female becomes sexually aroused, but there is not necessarily an association with having an orgasm. Scientists do not fully understand female ejaculation, and there is limited research on how it works and its purpose. Female ejaculation is perfectly normal, although researchers remain divided on how many people experience it.