Is Squirting Actually Just Pee?
Cosmopolitan - South Africa|January-February 2020
Asking for a friend
Carina Hsieh

You’re at brunch with your BFF (the one who overshares and you love her for it) when she mentions how her latest hook-up made her orgasm so many GD times she had to strip her sheets at 3am because they were soaking wet.

‘Uh, you mean you peed your bed?’ you ask.

‘No,’ she explains, ‘squirting, as in gushing during orgasm, is totally different from pee.’

‘I don’t think so,’ you counter. And then you’re both whipping out your phones to prove each other wrong. But after scrolling through hundreds of articles, neither of you can find a definitive answer.

What kind of effed-up sorcery is this?

Despite millennia of evidence that squirting is a very real thing that happens to some women during sex (see the receipts, at right), so much about it still remains a big fat question mark. Experts have yet to come to a consensus on how, when or why squirting happens – and most importantly, whether or not it’s *actual* pee that comes out.

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