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Quiz: Assess Your Smarts About Squirting

Published: MARCH 25, 2019 | Updated: JUNE 26, 2020
There are a whole lot of unknowns surrounding squirting.

There’s a whole lot of misinformation out there about squirting. Research is scant (hello, medical research gender bias!), and there’s still a lot of debate on the difference between squirting and female ejaculation. It’s super easy for some women to open the floodgates, while others just ... can’t. Fortunately as understanding – and interest – in the female body increases, people are taking a closer look at this hotly contested topic.

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Read: 6 Good Reasons to Believe That Squirting Is a Real Thing

It’s important to keep in mind that although squirting is a lovely sexual phenomenon, it’s by no means superior to any other type of orgasm, despite every unrealistic message porn has taught us. Plus, orgasm should never be the greatest achievement of any carnal encounter anyway. If it happens, fantastic. If it doesn’t, fine. There’s way too much pressure on making the Big O happen.

I like to think of squirting as an experience to be enjoyed if and when it happens, versus a results-based goal. I’ve met women who are deeply ashamed because they do squirt, as well as plenty of women who feel less-than because they can’t. Plus, many men still hold the belief that if they can’t make a woman squirt, then maybe they aren’t good enough in bed. That simply isn’t true.

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The takeaway? There are a whole lot of unknowns surrounding squirting and just because someone can't squirt, does not mean that person does not enjoy sex. But if you’re curious about squirting, before you go chasing waterfalls, you may want to test your below-the-belt knowledge.

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Ryn Pfeuffer

Ryn Pfeuffer is a versatile print and digital writer specializing in sex, lifestyle, and relationship topics. She got her start in the mid-90s at the Philadelphia Weekly, managing a 10-page section of the newspaper and more than 500 lonely hearts.Her professional stock skyrocketed when she started writing a saucy (and pre-Carrie-Bradshaw-era) dating advice column called “Ask Me Anything.” She appeared regularly on local radio stations and late-night TV as an expert on everything from grooming...

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