Female Ejaculation

Is female ejaculation a myth? OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson answers one viewer's burning question.

Dr. Masterson explains female ejaculation only happens to about 35 percent of women.

“I love this question, because a lot of women don’t even know it exists, and they think it’s not healthy,” she says. “But it’s totally healthy and a totally normal variant for women.”

The Skene’s gland, which is located between the vagina and urethra, is similar to the male prostate gland and excretes fluids, just like in male ejaculation. The fluid contains proteins and enzymes and has the consistency of water or urine, but is clear in color and has no scent.

“Women can excrete this fluid when they have an orgasm, which can be surprising for men,” Dr. Lisa says. “It doesn’t have anything to do with incontinence or leaking urine when you have sex, even though that can happen to some women. Embrace it. It’s part of your body, and it’s OK!”