- Urethral sponge
The urethral sponge is a spongy cushion of tissue, found in the lower genital area of
women, that sits against both the pubic boneand vaginal wall, and surrounds the urethra.
The urethral sponge is composed of
erectile tissue; during arousal, it becomes swollen with blood, compressing the urethra, helping prevent urinationduring sexual activity(along with the pubococcygeus muscle).
Additionally, the urethral sponge contains the
Skene's glands, which with continued stimulation, may produce an ejaculate(usually clear in color) and release it through glands near the vagina during sexual activity or orgasm. Once considered to be urinary incontinence, the ejaculate is not urine, although it is sometimes mixed with urine, and is similar to that produced by the prostatein men. This is said to be a " female ejaculation".
The urethral sponge encompasses a large number of nerve endings, and can, therefore, be stimulated through the front wall of the
vagina. Some women enjoy the rear-entry position of sexual intercoursefor this reason, because the penisis often angled slightly downward and can stimulate the front wall of the vagina, and in turn, the urethral sponge.
Relation with the G-spot
The urethral sponge is often synonymously called the
G-spot(Gräfenberg spot) [ [http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/sexuality/a/clitoraltruthin.htm The Clitoral Truth An Interview With Author Rebecca Chalker ] ] , although some say that the two are separate.Fact|date=January 2007 Some women experience intense pleasurefrom stimulation of the urethral sponge and others find the sensation irritating.Fact|date=June 2008 The urethral sponge also surrounds the clitoral nerve, and since the two are so closely interconnected, stimulation of the clitorismay stimulate the nerve endings of the urethral sponge.
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