Obscene Squirting: If the Government Thinks it’s Urine, Then They’ve Got Another Thing Coming

25 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2013

Date Written: 2013


Squirting, cumming, gushing, ejaculating — an orgasm by any other name would feel as sweet. But, the depiction of urination, micturition, and excretion is an obscene act for which a performer, a director, and a producer of pornography could potentially be charged. On film, to the untrained eye or to the disbeliever, ejaculation may appear to be the same as urination. Scientists, educators, feminists, and artists have produced documentation that overcomes skepticism about squirting and provides the court with the information needed to discern between excretory and secretory depictions in pornographic material. First in this paper, I will review the seminal and recent medical studies involving G spot and clitoral stimulation, prostate secretion, and orgasms. This research proves that ejaculation is physically distinct from urination. Second, I will examine current voices from within the sex industry. To these performers, directors, and producers, the depiction of ejaculation is different than the depiction of urination in that ejaculation is an act performed by women that almost always expresses positive forms of pleasure not degradation devoid of any merit. Third, I will analyze how the current legal standards that tend to outlaw prurient urination could be unfairly applied to depictions of squirting.

Though the court does not outright conflate ejaculation and urination, some other members of the criminal justice system might have on a few occasions; and some may believe that the depiction of ejaculation is obscene. Despite the beliefs held by a few law enforcement personnel or prosecutors, the court should continue to differentiate ejaculation from urination, even if the context of the ejaculation is obscene or the work as a whole is found to be obscene. Feminist principles demand that ejaculation never be confused with urination, and that hateful attitudes about the female body are obliterated by scientific enlightenment. Hopefully, a sex positive, feminist attitude will guide the legal system to clearly protect the depiction of squirting, cumming, gushing, and ejaculation.

Keywords: female ejaculation, ejaculation, pornography, obscenity, squirting, Ashcroft, cumming, squirting

Suggested Citation

Cusack, Carmen M., Obscene Squirting: If the Government Thinks it’s Urine, Then They’ve Got Another Thing Coming (2013). Texas Journal of Women and the Law, 2013, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2222040

Carmen M. Cusack (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University ( email )

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
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