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Orgasmic gushing : where does the fluid come from and how is it produced?

conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by G O'Brien
There are three sexual fluids from women: lubrication (e.g. transudation of fluid across the mucosa of the vagina, and mucus from the greater vestibular glands); female ejaculation (from paraurethral glands); and gushing. Orthodox western medicine and physiology does not yet have a standardized description or explanation for the third, gushing. The present paper proposes that the gushing fluid is a filtrate of plasma, produced by the mechanism known as transudation. This is an additional application for the transudation mechanism, after the well accepted role in lubrication of the vagina. The present model proposes that the fluid released in a gush arises from the ventral wall of the vagina due to the presence there of increased surface area of mucosa, dilated arterioles during the sex flush that sweeps over the vagina, pressurized venous and lymphatic plexuses, and compression provided by muscle contraction during sexual climax and orgasm.


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Women in Research Conference : a national conference about “Women Doing Research”, Gladstone CQU Campus, Gladstone, 24-25 November, 2005.

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Gladstone, Qld.


Central Queensland University

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Gladstone, Qld.

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Central Queensland University; School of Biological and Molecular Sciences;

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Central Queensland University. Women in Research. Conference