The popular awareness of female ejaculation as a natural phenomenon actually goes back a very long time in history. What is peculiar is the way our modern western society has been ignoring this well acknowledged manifestation of women’s pleasure for the past couple centuries. As a matter of fact, it is possible to find signs and traces throughout the history of diverse cultures that prove the established and sometimes sacred nature of female ejaculation.
Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the female ejaculation liquid was carrying birth giving particles, similar in every way to sperm, and that the combination of the female and male fluids, mixing their “seeds of life”, was what generated the creation of a new human being. Romans called the female fluid “liquor vitae”, which is the same exact term they used for sperm.

While Hippocrates believed in this theory, Aristotle questioned it by saying that the female fluid was only used to feed the fetus, leaving the power of conception only to sperm. Galen, one of the founding fathers of medicine, in the 3rd century suggested that female liquid was necessary to conceive but was not needed to nurture the fetus since it was too « cold » and too clear.

In India, this « nectar of Gods » was called « amrita » – literally ‘lotus nectar’. In some regions, it was worshiped as a sacred erotic female fluid. In the 10th century, Tantrism appeared in eastern and central India as a strong new spiritual vision of human nature. It supported a perception of sexuality as a manifestation of cosmic energy, which we can control, nurture and channel towards spiritual and personal enlightenment. This doctrine considers three different kinds of female liquid induced by a female ejaculation, according to its nature:

●       the “suratham” or “wine-like juice”

●       the “sronithram” or “liquor with blood spills”

●       the “suklam” or “pure” product of ejaculation

Tantric tradition recommends that one should drink these precious liquids as they are filled with vitamins, minerals and beneficial hormones – if possible right out of “the yoni lips” (the vulva ) at the peak of the sexual relation. This truly intimate practice is called the “amaroli”.

The Kama Sutra, a Hindu sexual essay more than 2000 years-old, mentions female ejaculation in several of its chapters. In the very first version of this fundamental text written by the wise Vatsyayana, one can find the same concept as that of the ancient Greeks and Romans  – stating that female fluid also contains seeds of life.

The 2500 year old Chinese Taoist tradition , in science and philosophy, considers female ejaculation as a sacred and essential element of the life process, for both men and women.

As in Tantrism, Taoism distinguishes three different kinds of “female waters” :

–       The First Water is the lubricating fluid that appears with sexual arousal; it “deepens the water and widens the river”. This refers to a sacred sexual rule in Taoism : “Never throw your boat in a rocky water”. This first water is comparable to the Chinese notion of “Drops of Happiness” that pearl from the man’s penis as a sign of arousal and precursor to orgasm.

–       The Second Water is the water of superior arousal, the rise to orgasm. At that moment, Taoists say that “the river flows”

–       The Third and last water appears at the peak of pleasure. It completes the internal balance between Kan and Li (water and fire) for the woman and for the couple in general. It is abundant. At that moment “the river runs out of its course, flooding the fields with its rich semen of life”.

In XVI th and XVIII th century Japan, the artistic movement known as “shunga” elevated sensual pleasure and sexual delights into a sophisticated and flourishing art form. Numerous prints and engravings from this time celebrate “squirting women” in a very explicit and intricately detailed way. The female liquid was seen as an aphrodisiac and rejuvenating potion that could stop the aging process. The precious liquid was collected in specific vases called “haritaka”, which were equipped with ivory and jade dildos called “heikonoinho”.

Some other devices were even attached by the woman to her own foot in order to penetrate herself and induce her own ejaculation.

Other instruments were sculpted from hollow buffalo horns, filled with stripes of silk in order to collect the liquid. The collected silk fragments soaked with the precious liquid were boiled in water. The resulting potion was then drunk and savored as a miraculous elixir.

For the Shamanistic tradition of the Native-American tribe Quodoushka , female ejaculation represents the woman’s ability to achieve her masculine side. It also describes three different kinds of water.

A fascinating ritual stages the woman giving eternal life to her male mating partner through her ejaculation. In this sacred ceremony, making love is performed as a ritual: the man ejaculates in the woman’s vagina, then she prolongs her pleasure by sitting on the man’s face as he lays on his back. He places his hands on her stomach, forming a triangle, and she performs the same with her own hands on his head. Then she ejaculates in his mouth. In a way, he “takes her back” as he drinks his own sperm mixed with her water. Through this “kiss of life”, the male participant receives the gift of immortality. In the Quodoushka mythology, when the woman ejaculates, she throws her fluid out into the world as a symbol of her life-giving power, thus connecting herself to the process of universal creation.

In Celtic traditions, research is made difficult because of censorship to translations by Christian monks who distorted the original texts and tales. Nevertheless, the goddess Morrigan who, according to legend, created the river Samhain by urinating after having sex with the god of earth Dagda, most probably created it by ejaculating.

In the South Pacific, two tribes in the Coral Islands, the Trukes and the Ponapés, are still nurturing the local tradition they call “ sprinkling the wall which encourages and respects female ejaculation. The Ponapés consider that they cannot penetrate a woman until she has released her waters, supposed to enhance her fertility.

For centuries, Catholic priests were told to advise both men and women to never refrain from ejaculating, in order to preserve the primary goal of conception. Indeed, they were fighting against the habit of “coitus interruptus” and also against “amplexus reservatus” which consists in retaining the “life liquor” by women and by men. This instruction dates back to the Middle Ages but it can also be traced more recently in the “Acta Apostolicae Sedis” published by the Vatican in 1952, which underlines the following instruction:

“In their mission to protect souls and guide consciences, priests should never, spontaneously or in an answer to a question, presume of amplexus reservatus as not being objected according to the Christian law.”

In more common language, it says that the Catholic Roman Church considers, even in the present time, that it is a sin for a woman NOT to ejaculate!

Here again, we can trace this back to the Greek understanding of the female ejaculation as providing seeds of life.

This belief, and its opposition, can also be found in Voltaire’s writings. In The Man of Fourty Crowns, the Jesuit Tomàs Sànchez believed that “the two moving fluids of man and woman would run and join in the moment of conception”, thus agreeing with Hippocrates. A rather comical issue then rose among theologists, one that can be summarized in latin as “utrum virgo Maria semen emiserit in copulatione cum Spiritu Sancto” (“Did virgin Mary produce a fluid when she united with the Holy Spirit?”), which could explain scientifically how Mary had conceived a child yet remained virgin : quite simply by ejaculating, thus projecting her own seeds of life!

Nevertheless, Voltaire observed that “many women never lose any fluid, have no particular liking for their husbands’ embrace, and still do bare children. This only proves Hippocrates and Sanchez wrong”. From this moment on, objective scientific research on procreation was made possible, breaking the belief of women’ fluids as containing seeds of life.

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