The mythology surrounding the Skene’s glands outweighs scientific understanding for many. They are derided as fake or confused with causing sexual incontinence, but the discussion about the glands—also known as the paraurethral glands, the lesser vestibular glands or the female prostate—is long overdue through the lens of strict physiology.

Although these glands were first described by Regnier de Graff in 1672, they are named after the Scottish gynecologist Alexander Skene, who published his research on this subject in the medical literature from 1880. Another of their names, the paraurethral glands, begs some explanation. The prefix para, meaning alongside or beside, refers to the glands’ locations on either side of the urethra. It's a much-needed reminder that the female reproductive system, especially the internal clitoris, and the urinary system aren’t just neighbors but are actually interconnected. This may contribute to the common villainization of female ejaculation as "just pee."

Men get nipples, women get Skene's glands

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