Kenneth Play
Why is squirting research important?
We believe people deserve accurate information so they can make smarter decisions to build a healthy and pleasurable sex life.
Squirting (often known as female ejaculation) is one of the most searched sexual phenomena on the Internet. But most of the content is either over-glorifying or shaming it, and myths around it abound. High quality, comprehensive scientific research on squirting is severely lacking. We seriously don't have enough information on it right now.
​​​​​​​Dr. Zhana and Kenneth Play want to change this.
​​​​​​​We want to offer a better understanding of squirting using legit sex science and from a humanizing perspective.
We decided to take matters into our own hands!

Do people like partners who squirt? What techniques, toys, positions, & contexts make vagina-owners squirt? Is squirting always a (better) orgasm? We put together a comprehensive survey that answers these questions and more.

The survey is now closed.
Thank you for over 8,000 responses!

Step 2
What percentage of vagina-owners squirt? What is the ejaculate made of?
We designed a research event to answer these two key questions an online survey can't answer!
50 non-squirters.
10 squirting facilitators.
A whole lot of squirt to send off to a lab.
Step 3
What will we do with our research findings? Put them in an art exhibit for everyone to enjoy!
The most comprehensive squirting research to date, all on display. Plus other art and interactive pieces that portray squirting in all its messy complexity.
We created this project, but we NEED YOU!
Thank to everyone who took our online squirting survey!
Sign up below to be updated about our research project or to apply to be a squirter participant!
Attend our exhibit (when it's ready) - sign up below for updates.

Dr. Zhana & Kenneth Play conducted the online Squirting Survey, the most comprehensive survey on squirting ever conducted.

This online survey answers:

  • Do people like partners who squirt?
  • What techniques, positions,  toys, and contexts make vagina-owners squirt?
  • Is squirting always a (better) orgasm?
  • How squirters feel about their squirting?
  • Is squirting ability linked to urinary incontinence?
  • and many many more...
We surveyed squirters and non-squirters!
Responses from all genders and sexualities!

Thank you to everyone who took our survey! It has more respondents than all other published research COMBINED -- over 8,000+ responses!

Squirting Stories From Our Survey:
“I am definitely not comfortable with the fact that I do it. I don't like the mess and it is really embarrassing. I am extremely confident sexually so it is weird to have a part of my sexuality that I am not 100% confident about. I don't want to mess up a guys bed or anything. I am not upset that I do it, but I have not come to terms with it yet.”
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Woman, 28, white
single, mostly heterosexual, US
“For me, squirting and orgasms are not necessarily linked. While it's possible for me to do both simultaneously, but the vast majority of the time, if I'm going to squirt, it will be well before the actual point of orgasm. Also, as far as attitudes about it: as a trans man, I find squirting identity-affirming and empowering because I can ejaculate like cis men, and this was my primary motivation in wanting to learn to do it.”
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Trans man, 27, white
single, gay/lesbian, US
“At 62 with a new partner, after death of partner I'd been with 39 years, I started squirting for first time, why did it take till now to discover this fabulous mythical unicorn????”
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Woman, 62, white
in a monogamous relationship, heterosexual, Canada
“It was super liberating, and made me feel awesome because generally it can be very hard for my partners to help me climax, maybe because of sexual trauma I have had in the past or control/trust issues that keep me from letting go fully during sex. I have often felt broken. But squirting made me feel NORMAL and TALENTED!!! I actually laughed out loud from how hilarious and awesome it was. I was shocked by how much fluid came out too...”
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Woman, 25, Korean-American
single, heterosexual, US
Step 2. Our Hands-On Research PlayLab
No matter how comprehensive an online survey is, it still can't answer two crucial questions about squirting that everyone wants to know:

Q1. What percentage of vagina-owners can squirt?

We have so little research on this, it's embarrassing. There is only one (!) published study that brought 27 non-squirters into the lab to try to get them to squirt for the first time. It had a relatively low success rate: 37% of the women managed to squirt after four hour-long sessions of trying (!). 

So, is this it? About a third of vagina-owners can squirt? Or was there something about that lab setting, or the techniques those researchers used, or those particular 27 participants that resulted in that low-ish number? We don't know. Anecdotally, we know people (Kenneth Play included) who've had much higher success rates, but it's never been tested systematically. 

Q2. What is the ejaculate made of?

About half a dozen studies have attempted to find out what the squirt is made of. But they all suffer from really small sample sizes (ranging from 1 to 11 participants) and differ wildly in their findings: Some say it’s basically pee, others say it’s very very diluted pee, and others still say it’s Skene's glands (AKA female prostate) liquid (non-pee).

​​​​​​​We need better answers than this!

We designed our Squirting Research PlayLab to answer these two important questions by adding more and better data to this very limited research.

The PlayLab will be a day-long event matching 50 vagina-owners who’ve never squirted before with 10 squirting facilitators anecdotally known to have high success rates in facilitating squirting. We'll create a naturalistic research environment that is as comfortable and arousing as possible for our participants. Then Kenneth Play and the other squirting facilitators will use a variety of their reliable techniques to get our participants ejaculating.

Dr. Zhana will ensure that all research protocols and ethical guidelines are closely adhered to. A couple of medical doctors on our team will ensure the medical safety of all the procedures used for ejaculating and collecting the ejaculate. 

Q1. We'll record the percentage of participants who successfully squirt during the event.
Q2. We'll send all squirt samples we collect, along with urine samples from the same participants, to a lab for chemical composition testing and comparison.
 March 2021
12 - 8 PM
Brooklyn, New York
a first-of-its-kind squirting research event

This event will start in: 
  • 27
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  • 10
Sign up for our email list to be kept updated about our Squirting Research Project, opportunities to apply to be a squirting participant at our PlayLab, and our "50 Shades of Squirt" art exhibit!
Step 3. Our "50 Shades of Squirt" Art Exhibit
Visual representation of our data on squirting from the online survey and hands-on playlab (actual squirt samples included!)
Art pieces that portray squirting in all its messy complexity
Interactive experiences that let you get up close & personal
Virtual Reality sex education on squirting
Live performances on opening night
Stayed tuned for our exhibit launch announcement following our PlayLab research.
Squirting Resources
Everything we currently know about squirting from science, summed up by Dr. Zhana.
"Shit They Won't Tell You in Sex Ed with Thomas Whitfield" Episode 28: Squirting!! What is it? Where does it come from? Can anyone do it? With special guest, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova
Squirt along with Dr. Zhana on Episode #641 of the Savage Lovecast. Dan Savage talks with sex researcher Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, who explains the current state of the science on squirting. What exactly is that stuff anyway? Then she stays on to help answer a question on the Magnum about companionate marriage, and being married to a man with a madonna/whore complex.
In Episode 56 of The Science of Sex, Dr. Zhana and Joe do something a little different. Instead of an academic researcher, they invite someone with an impressive amount of hands-on “research” when it comes to making vagina-owners squirt – Kenneth Play. While Dr. Zhana explains the limited current scientific research on squirting, Kenneth discussing the practice of making others squirt.
We created this project, but we NEED YOU!
Thank to everyone who took our online squirting survey!
Sign up below to be updated about our research project or to apply to be a squirter participant!
Attend our exhibit (when it's ready) - sign up below for updates.
More Squirting Stories...
“I hooked up with this guy, we had regular vaginal sex on his bed, I squirted a number of times, and then he came. We showered after, which led to more sex, then back on the bed, he slipped into my ass and within seconds, I was having intense orgasms and squirting like I had never squirted before. It flew up and hit my glasses, my hair. I swear there was a body outline of wetness from me on his bed afterwards. Alas, he ghosted me afterwards. His loss!”
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Woman, 45, white
mostly heterosexual, Canada
“The first time I squirted was an accident when I was dating and fucking a married couple. She made me squirt using her strap on and he was so jealous that he kept trying to make it happen again. I couldn't really describe what exactly she did to make it happen and he was very frustrated. The pressure to
perform something I didn't even know I could do was too much.”
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Woman, 29
in a polyamorous relationship, lesbian, US
“Was def the partner who I said "no man has ever made me squirt. You won't" and he just raised his eyebrow at me,
spread my legs, and I was uncontrollably squirting in 30 seconds.”
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Gender Queer, 32, white
in a monogamous relationship, Canada
“The main reason I squirt more now is because I am more confident and accepting of my body, so I don't feel the shame I felt when I was younger. I used to hold back from orgasm because I was super embarrassed by the squirting, but now I don't
give a fuck so I can relax and let it happen more. It also helps that I have a super awesome and supportive partner who doesn't care, and even likes it because he knows he's doing something right. But higher self-esteem and more body- awareness / acceptance was key for me.”
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Woman, 36, white
in a monogamous relationship, heterosexual, US
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