There was a study, a scientific one published on Christmas Eve, that attempted to get to the bottom of squirting. The results concluded that your orgasmic discharge is basically the equivalent of peeing. You're peeing during sex, they say.

By doing pelvic scans on seven confirmed squirters, researchers were able to dig a little deeper into this curious phenomenon to figure out the source of the fluid that's ejaculated. Here's what they found through the study, uncovered by Vice:

The present data based on ultrasonographic bladder monitoring and biochemical analyses indicate that squirting is essentially the involuntary emission of urine during sexual activity, although a marginal contribution of prostatic secretions to the emitted fluid often exists.

Vice notes, however, that other studies have contested the above results and that "there are papers that say, yeah, there is something that comes out of vaginas during sex that definitely isn't urine. (It's supposedly liquid from the "female prostate.")":

For a debate that can essentially, and crudely, be boiled down to "cum or piss?" it's surprisingly fraught with important implications. Some feminists say that reducing the physical manifestations of their orgasms to urine diminishes the importance of female pleasure during sex. Other feminists say the opposite: Claiming it's more than urine perpetuates a male fantasy.

It's great that science is still trying to figure out our wonderful sexual habits, but the real conclusion is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and just continue squirting.

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