Anatomy and Function
In female human anatomy, Skene's glands, also known as the lesser vestibular glands, paraurethral glands, or female prostate are glands located on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra. They are homologous with the prostate gland in males. Likewise, the Skene's glands are surrounded with tissue which swells with blood during sexual arousal and seem to play an important role in female ejaculation. Their exact meaning and function are still being discussed from a medical point of view. [1] [2] [3]

There are diverging studies on female ejaculate (squirting). It seems that the Skene's glands produce ejaculate which has a composition somewhat similar to the fluid generated in males by the prostate gland. According to other analyses, it's only marginally different to regular urine. A possible indication is that there is no uniform female ejaculation and it varies depending on the characteristic of the Skene's glands. [1] [3] [4] [5]

The first reports on the female prostate by Herophilos date back to ancient Greece, around 300 before Christ. [1]

While the Skene glands were first described by the Dutch doctor Reinjier De Graaf (1641-1673) in 1672, they were named after the Scottish gynaecologist Alexander Skene (1838-1900) centuries later. However, their similarity to the male prostate was still unknown then, since they were believed to be an autonomous organ. [1]

From 1985 to 1999, the Slovene doctor and pathologist Milan Zaviačič investigated the female prostate of 200 patients in 150 autopsies. He described six different subtypes which range from tender rests of tissue to distinct structures. According to popular hypotheses, male and female fetuses have an embryonic predisposition of a prostate. Under the influence of hormones, the male prostate becomes an organ the size of a chestnut and the female prostate develops into a delicate glandular tissue. Until his death in 2010, Zaviačič advocated a reevaluation of the female prostate, not only due to its role in sexuality but also concerning diseases. [1] [6] [7]

The stimulation of the female prostate, also known as the G-point, leads to sexual arousal for many women and to ejaculation for some. While for many women female ejaculate is current in sexuality, for others it's hardly to non-existent. [1] [3]

In cultures like India and in Tantra, the female ejaculate is a well-known fact. The idea, that women also have a prostate and can ejaculate, only slowly gains acceptance in current sciences. In literature and anatomic standard references are often only scarce indications about the Skene's glands. [1] [3]

However, pornography has discovered squirting a long time ago. Currently, this term gets the seventh place when it comes to the most searched for terms on web pages with pornographic content. The female ejaculate seems to be another money-spinning quality of the female body in a mostly misogynous industry. [4]