Female Ejaculation - Tao’s Three Waters
China has a 2,500 year old scientific and philosophical tradition called Taoism. The Taoist belief system generally focuses on the relationship between humanity and the cosmos with the objective of creating harmony with the universe. Contained within Taoist beliefs is a sophisticated set of instructions on how to bring harmony to sex and sexual relationships.
Taoist sexology treats sex as a vital component of any successful relationship within moderate boundaries. Included within the Taoist sexology texts are fascinating descriptions of female ejaculation and its importance.
Taoist sexology celebrated all facets of a women’s sexuality including female ejaculation. They explained female ejaculation in conjunction with the concepts of the three gates and the three sacred waters. The stimulation of any of the three gates can produce ejaculate in varying quantities (from small amounts to overflowing). The Taoist never questioned the existence of female ejaculation; they just attempted to explain how it tied into the natural order of things. Taoist sexology believes that each one of the three sacred waters correspond to an ever higher level of sexual stimulation and arousal in woman. Furthermore, they regarded the three waters as being essential for the vitality of both women and men.
Taoist texts explain that the first water is created when a woman’s first gate is stimulated. In the West we know the first gate as the clitoris. When the clitoris is stimulated, the first water (ejaculate) is excreted by the para-urethra ducts and the skenes gland. Taoist sexology also teaches that creation of the first water is necessary to lubricate the vagina before a woman can begin intercourse.
Stimulation of the second gate is done through the g-spot on the upper wall of the vagina, which releases her second water. This is the most common method of female ejaculation that we in the West understand.
The third water is connected to the stimulation of the woman’s third gate which is the area in front of her cervix. Taoist believe that stimulation around and infront of the cervix will cause a very deep sensation of a uterine orgasm. This uterine orgasm can sometime be following by the release of her third water. Taoist sexology considers ejaculate released from any of the three gates to have life giving properties for both men and women. They also believe that the release of ejaculate to be essential for the balance of Kan and Li (water and fire) between a man and woman.
When the man brings his woman to orgasm, he activates her energy and attunes himself with it. The release of ejaculate is the physical manifestation of a woman’s energy activation. Should a man drink the woman’s ejaculate he can benefit from its life giving properties. The Taoist consider the activation of the woman’s energy and the man’s receipt of it to be a benefit to both partners.
In China between the end of the Han dynasty (220 CE) and the end of the Tang dynasty (907 CE), Taoist sexology and the sexual arts in general had enjoyed wide acceptance. During this era many Taoist texts on sexology and sacred sexuality were composed. However, after 1,000 CE Confucian puritanism became the dominant force and by the start of the Qing dynasty in 1636 CE sex was a taboo subject in public life. Due to the extensive censoring of sex during the Qing dynasty, the sexual arts disappeared from public life. Qing censorship of sex was so extensive that the few surviving Taoist texts on sexuality could only be found in Japan. The sex negative attitudes that currently prevail in China can trace their roots to centuries of Confucian puritanism.