Ah, the elusive female orgasm.
We can all agree female orgasms are most definitely a thing. But, sadly, they are a thing we still don’t know enough about.
For example, why do some women “squirt” when they have one?
Like all things related to women and sex, female ejaculation has a long, politically-charged history, which is doused in misinformation.
Scientists can’t agree why it happens and sceptics will tell you it doesn’t happen at all (or, you know, women are actually just weeing themselves when they come).
But for each non-believer there’s a self-fashioned ejaculation expert like Christine Borch, who will tell you that everyone can do it. You just have to know how.
We chatted with Borch, who is currently in Sydney for the Festival of Really Good Sex where she is hosting workshops on the topic, to find out more.
"I've always been ejaculating, I’ve never really thought about it," she told Mamamia on Tuesday. "But at some point I understood that it was not happening for all women," she said.
Encouraged by a steady stream of friends (sorry) and lovers to share her "secret" with the wider population, Borch began to research the topic.
Only to discover, well, not a whole lot.
While there are many ancient representations of women "gushing" fluid from their vaginas in literature and art, they tend to dry up along with discussions of female sexual pleasure in general, somewhere around the industrial revolution.
While the phenomenon is referenced fairly often in pop culture (and porn), the actual percentage of women who have experienced an expulsion of clear liquid from their urethra during climax is vague, but is estimated around less than half.