Like any good sexual experience, the first major step in learning how to squirt is proper foreplay (even if it’s just with yourself)
If you’re wondering “how to make yourself squirt,” you might also be interested in whether or not squirt is pee. The answer? No, it is not pee. “The fluid is called prostatic fluid, and has a different biochemical make-up than pee,” says Melancon. While some research suggests that it contains the same compounds (urea and creatinine) as urine, having the same ingredients doesn’t mean they’re the same. “While pee generally has an odor that is yellow in color, squirt is usually white or clear and odorless and mostly tasteless,” she adds.
There isn’t an official way to tell discern between pee and squirt, but if you suspect that you’re peeing during sex (due to the color, odor, or taste of the fluid being released), Melancon recommends chatting with a pelvic health specialist. Why? “If you’re peeing during sex, it could be a sign of urinary incontinence,” she says. Under these circumstances, it’s known as coital incontinence (versus stress incontinence, when you jump, sneeze, etc.) – and one 2017 study published in the journal PLoS One suggests that peeing during penetration is somewhat common in vulva-owners (especially those who have given birth). “This condition is often linked with a too-weak or too-tight pelvic floor, which pelvic floor exercises can remedy.” (Related: 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Pelvic Floor)