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  Skene's gland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In human anatomy, the Skene's glands (also known as the lesser vestibular or paraurethral glands) are glands located on the upper wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra.
The Skene's glands are homologous with (that is to say, the female equivalent of) the prostate gland in males.
The liquid is frequently mixed with urine that is sometimes released during the relaxation that occurs during orgasm, and with vaginal lubricating fluid.
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 Female ejaculation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The glands surrounding the female urethra are variously known as the paraurethral glands, periurethral glands, Skene's glands, "female prostate", or urethral sponge, and are the spongy tissue associated with the Gräfenberg spot.
Skene's glands originally referred to only two of these glands which had openings visible at the mouth of the urethra and the others were designated paraurethral glands although the two terms are often used imprecisely to refer to all of the glands.
In addition to fluid from the paraurethral glands and urine from the bladder, fluid could be expelled from the vagina due to a sudden reduction in size due to muscle contractions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Female_ejaculation   (978 words)

 Female Ejaculation
During sexual arousal the paraurethral glands fill with fluid and may in some cases be felt through the vaginal wall; as demonstrated in the illustration at the top of the page.
I propose the discernable swelling surrounding the female urethra is caused by the accumulation of alkaline fluid in the paraurethral glands; not solely by the swelling of erectile tissue.
Stimulation of the G spot or paraurethral gland is not required for this to occur and it may occur in the absence of orgasm.
www.ilpalo.com /giochi/puntog/Female-Ejaculation.htm   (6274 words)

 Bartholin's gland. Who is Bartholin's gland? What is Bartholin's gland? Where is Bartholin's gland? Definition of ...
The Bartholin's glands (also called Bartholin glands or greater vestibular glands) are two glands located slightly below and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina in women.
Bartholin's glands are homologous to Cowper's glands in males.
A Bartholin's cyst is formed when a Bartholin's gland is blocked, causing a cyst to develop.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Bartholin's_gland   (157 words)

 Encyclopedia: Skene's glands
A gland is an organ in an animals body that synthesizes a substance for release such as hormones, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
Mammary glands are milk-secreting adaptations of sweat glands and are the characteristic of mammals which gave the class its name.
Male Anatomy In the anatomy of the male human body, the bulbourethral glands (or Cowpers glands) are two small, rounded, and somewhat lobulated bodies, of a yellow color, about the size of peas, placed behind and lateral to the membranous portion of the urethra, between the two layers of...
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 Skene's gland
The location of the Skene's glands is also known as the Gräfenberg spot or G-spot; the general area is the urethral sponge.
Skene's glands are the probable source of female ejaculation.
The glands were named after the physician who described them first, Alexander Skene.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Skene%27s_glands   (340 words)

 Paraurethral glands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In human anatomy, the Skene's glands (also known asthe lesser vestibular or paraurethral glands) are glands located on the upper wall of the vagina, around the lower end ofthe urethra.
The Skene'sglands are homologous with (that is to say, the femaleequivalent of) the prostate gland in males.
Skene's glands vary in size from one woman to another, to the pointwhere they appear to be missing entirely in some women.
www.therfcc.org /paraurethral-glands-306758.html   (283 words)

 Female Reproductive System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Regeneration continues with numerous mitosis occurring in cells of the glands and of the stroma.
Although forked terminations of the glands are frequent, the glands remain relatively straight and uniform in diameter.
Glands swell and their secretion is rich in glycoprotein.
histo.ipfw.edu /histo-embryo/femalerepro.html   (2047 words)

 UrologyHealth.org - Benign Urethral Lesions in Children - Girls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Paraurethral cyst: Also known as Skene's glands, paraurethral glands are located in the urethrovaginal wall at the opening into the urethra in females.
Paraurethral cyst: If there are no symptoms, with the exception of the cyst, no treatment is necessary.
Paraurethral cysts are rare benign masses that either resolve themselves spontaneously or can be easily treated with a surgical incision.
www.urologyhealth.org /print/index.cfm?topic=34   (2001 words)

 Skene's gland
The location of the Skene's glands is also known as the Grafenberg spot or G-spot.
The Skene's glands are the female equivalent of the prostate gland in males.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Paraurethral_glands.html   (241 words)

 TheorPhysiol 3: Orgasmic Gushing (O'Brien 2000)
transudation of fluid across the mucosa of the vagina, and mucus from the greater vestibular glands); female ejaculation (from paraurethral glands); and gushing.
Confusion still arises however when the paraurethral glands and female ejaculation are used in attempts to explain all expulsions during female orgasm, as in Sevely's (1987) detailed review.
They are not thought to be connected to the paraurethral glands which are ducts surrounded with secretory cells.
www-personal.une.edu.au /~gobrien/TheorPhysiol_Orgasmic_Gushing.htm   (3017 words)

 Skene's glands (www.whonamedit.com)
Ductus paraurethrales urethrae femininae, Glands of the female urethra, paraurethral glands.
Numerous mucous glands in the wall of the female urethra, localised so that their openings are just inside the urinary meatus.
These glands had earlier been described in 1672 by Regnier de Graaf (1641-1693), who also had noted that they were involved in gonorrhoeal infection but this had been forgotten.
www.whonamedit.com /synd.cfm/2038.html   (184 words)

 Chapter 28: The Reproductive System
The paraurethral glands, or Skene’s glands, discharge into the urethra near the external urethral opening.
During sexual arousal, a pair of ducts discharges the secretions of the greater vestibular glands (Bartholin’s glands) into the vestibule near the posterolateral margins of the vaginal entrance.
Sebaceous glands and scattered apocrine sweat glands secrete onto the inner surface of the labia majora, moistening and lubricating them.
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 eMedicine - Urethral Diverticulum : Article by Michael O'Shaughnessy, MD, FACOG
The predominant location of both the paraurethral glands and urethral diverticula is along the dorsolateral aspect of the distal two thirds of the urethra.
In 1953, Telinde suggested that gonococcal infection in the paraurethral glands was an important initiating factor in the pathogenesis of urethral diverticula.
Huffman JW: Clinical significance of the paraurethral ducts and glands.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3331.htm   (10919 words)

 FEMALE EJACULATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The existence of urethral and paraurethral tissue that is functional and not an atrophied gland seems clearly proven.
Resuming our position, we believe that all women ejaculate, that is, produce more or less quantity of secretion of the urethral and paraurethral glands and Skene's ducts and expels it outwards, or inwards towards the bladder, with the orgasmic contractions.
In the postorgasmic urine of the subgroup of women that ejaculated, the levels of PSA were higher (mean value= 0.31 ng/ml, once discarded the extreme value sample previously mentioned) than in the rest of the samples of postorgasmic urine.
www.angelfire.com /folk/sexual/femaleejaculation.htm   (1330 words)

 eMedicine - Urethral Diverticulum : Article by Michael O'Shaughnessy, MD, FACOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The glands are thought to become enlarged and inflamed, eventually forming a retention cyst and then an abscess, which ruptures back into the urethra.
He performed serial sections in cadaveric specimens and observed the glands to be mostly in relation to the distal two thirds of the urethra.
The gland openings primarily were found along the posterior and posterolateral mucosal surfaces.
www.emedicine.com /MED/topic3331.htm   (10919 words)

 Cobello's FE Paper
We think it is quite possible that the fact that many women do not perceive an ejaculation, during the orgasm, is caused by the product of their "female prostate" being very scarce or because the ejection takes the retrograde direction towards the bladder, as occurs in the retrograde ejaculation of some men.
The urethral glands drain in the urethra, differentiating them from the paraurethral glands that drain in the vestibule, around the urethral meatus.
Summarizing our position, we believe that all women ejaculate, that is, produce more or less quantity of secretion of the urethral and paraurethral glands and Skene's ducts and expel it outwards or inwards, towards the bladder, with the orgasmic contractions.
www.drgspot.net /cabello.htm   (2982 words)

 Several views of the paraurethral or Skene's Glands (The G Spot)
The paraurethral glands are shown here in green surrounding the distal urethra, in the center of the drawing.
At the midpoint in the urethra many ducts and glands extend laterally far from the canal; at a more proximal level the urethra is surrounded by many small tubules, and on the right it is encompassed by a thin, compact semicircular sheet of ducts and glands.
Contrary to some critics, the existence of the paraurethral glands has been well known for centuries, even in western medicine.
www.incontinet.com /skenesgland.htm   (577 words)

 Female Ejaculation
The tissue which becomes the prostate in the male does not just disappear in the female, it becomes the paraurethral glands which surround the urethra.
In some women the paraurethral glands produce fluid when the woman is highly aroused.
Because the paraurethral glands open into the urethra, the muscle contractions of orgasm force this fluid into the urethra, and out of the body, creating an ejaculation of sorts.
www.themarriagebed.com /pages/biology/female/fe.shtml   (1365 words)

 female genitalia
Just posterior to it on either side there are the openings of the Skene's glands (paraurethral glands which have a lubricating function).
In the female the urethra is a short tube of about 3 cm long connecting the meatus to the bladder being closely associated with the anterior (or front) wall of the vagina.
The breasts are a complex organ, with many shapes and sizes, including fatty tissue, a lymphatic network and mammary glands, and are very sensitive to the touch.
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 What is female cum?
Women sometimes ejaculate fluid from the urethra, during intercourse: this fluid is thought to be generated by the Skene's/Paraurethral gland, which is homologous to the prostate gland.
The location of the Skene gland is associated with the female g-spot and it is not prominent in all women.
Skene's gland may simply be an evolutionary byproduct of foetal development: male and female gonads develop from the same set of biological structures.
www.shoujoai.com /forum/topic_show.pl?tid=26783   (1196 words)

 Sexual Glands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Seminal vesicles: A pair of pouch-like glands, adjacent to the prostate, that
Hormones: Body chemicals that are secreted by glands, circulate in the...
The frequency of infection of the urethra and paraurethral glands in females dictates
specieslist.com /science/terms/ST/Sexual_Glands.shtml   (627 words)

 uhrad.com - Body Imaging Teaching Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Filling of Cowpers glands and ducts; the paired Cowper's glands and ducts are seen as narrow channels arising from the posterior part of the bulb of the urethra and diverging from the midline as they pass backwards.
It is an ascending infection which establishes itself in the peri-urethral glands.
Fistulas, filling of paraurethral glands, Cowper's ducts and glands, prostatic cavities, ejaculatory ducts and seminal vesicles when present are also better visualized during voiding studies.
www.uhrad.com /ctarc/ct160.htm   (311 words)

 The Straight Dope: What's in female ejaculate?
PSA and PSAP are found in male ejaculate and originate in the prostate gland.
The emerging consensus, in fact, is that the paraurethral glands, which run more or less parallel to the urethra, are the "female prostate." Orgasm may cause these glands to empty out.
Some think female ejaculate consists solely of discharge from the paraurethral glands, others that it's a mix of glandular secretions and urine, but I don't know of any firm evidence for either theory.
www.straightdope.com /columns/021025.html   (788 words)

 Chapter 2 - Uretheral Expulsions - EJHS
When used to describe the ducts and glands of the urethra, both are not as precise as simply referring to the ducts and glands that surround the urethra.
In all of the seven cases where the glands were found, immunoperoxidase staining showed a positive reaction for the presence of PAP in the glandular acini.
Tepper, et al, (1984) found the presence of paraurethral glands in 18 out of 19 women, age 0-86 at autopsy, and a positive tissue reaction to PSA in 83% of the cases and to PAP in 67%.
www.ejhs.org /volume4/Schubach/Chap2.html   (3061 words)

 Mystical Sex- Sexual Education and Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
For example, the bartholin’s glands are known to lubricate the vagina during arousal and especially during sexual intercourse and its fluids are perfect to arouse the clitoris.
A woman’s own essence (Bartholin’s gland fluid and other vaginal fluids) will be more arousing then synthetics or saliva, though both of these have their place.
The clitoral ejaculate can come from the Skenes glands, which open on either side of the urethra, the paraurethral glands, or the bladder.
www.mysticalsex.com /saida.html   (2511 words)

 The Ultimate Alexander Skene - American History Information Guide and Reference
Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene was an American gynecologist who described what became known as the Skene's glands.
He was born in Fyvie, Scotland, on June 17, 1837 and died on July 4, 1900 in his summerhouse in the Catskills, New York.
Primarily, he is remembered for his description of the Skene's glands at the floor of the urethra.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Alexander_Skene   (200 words)

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