Dec 4 2013 4:30pm

Fun with Spurts and Squirts in Erotic Romance

Stygian's Honor by Lora LeighIn the world of romance, I am known as a spurt expert. And by spurt, I mean the use of the word in any format, although I’m most keen on actual love spurts. I count them when I read romances and have even done a study of Lora Leigh’s use of the word in her entire oeuvre. At one point in one of my many twitter conversations on the subject, author Jill Sorenson pointed out that the spurts were all from the males and asked about squirts from women.

While I noted that I hadn’t run across that many in my reading, I knew I had to pay more attention. After all, spurts and squirts go together. Since that conversation, I have noticed more squirts in erotic romances. They aren’t nearly as popular as spurts though. But I can’t highlight my favorite spurts without giving equal time to squirts.

I have to begin with Lora Leigh’s Stygian’s Honor, the book that started my obsession with the word spurt. In this epic paranormal romance, Stygian spurts thirty times. Thirty! In one sex scene, I believe he spurts almost 10 times! I admit that I have often worried about poor Stygian while reading this book. One can only hope that he is hydrating himself appropriately.

His cock pulsed, the shaft flexing as the pre-seminal fluid threatened to spurt past his control. The heated warmth of her mouth was the trigger, just as the slick heat of her pussy would have been.

Her mouth worked over his cock head, suckling, licking it, moaning as a small spurt of pre-cum escaped his control.

Without it (pre-seminal fluid), the thick width of his cock would only have hurt her, the knot that would extend inside her, locking him to her as his semen spurted to the heated depths of her womb, would have been pain rather than pleasure.

Ann Mayburn Ivan's Captive Submissive by Ann Mayburnwrites a very memorable squirt in the steamy and very dirty BDSM erotic romance Ivan’s Captive Submissive. Ivan very deliberately sets out to make his newly claimed submissive, Gia, squirt in spectacular fashion. She isn’t convinced that she has that ability, but does give herself over to her master.

“Have you ever experienced female ejaculation, my Gia?”

“What is that?”

“It is what you Americans call squirting, I think.”

He began stroking that spot inside of her wet pussy with a hard, fast tapping motion. This wasn’t a gentle caress… She stiffened for a moment, and he was afraid she might have too much anxiety over the rush of fluid, so he pinched her clit and tugged. She came with a scream and her legs twitched in the restraints…. A small amount of clear fluid gushed from her and he reached down to rub his fingers through the warmth. For another thirty seconds she continued to come as he played with her clit and pussy.

While not on Lora Leigh’s scale, Olivia Cunning is another writer with very spurty characters. In Hot Ticket, Jace seeks out Aggie, a Dominatrix who is adept at wielding a whip. Jace is interested in Aggie because he needs pain. And for his efforts, he manages a fairly impressive spurt, glorious even.

As her pussy clenched around his cock in orgasm, he let go. His body tensed, pumping his seed into her with spurt after glorious spurt, while her body shuddered uncontrollably. He held her gaze the entire time, knowing how emotionally vulnerable that made him, but with her, it seemed right.

Long Time Coming by Scarlett ParrishNot to be outdone, Scarlett Parrish matches this intensity with what might be my favorite squirt ever in her erotic romance, Long Time Coming. Leo is one very dirty hero who embraces his sexuality with fervor. After one sexual encounter with his heroine, Piper, he notices something rather unusual. Admittedly, Parrish never uses the word squirt (sadly for me), but you will certainly get the idea.

 “Leo, you’ve got me worried now.”

“It’s nothing, honestly. I, uh… I at first thought the condom had burst.”

“What!” I tried to life more than my head off the covers but couldn’t. The orgasm I’d just had weakened me, shuddering in my knees, abdomen and spine.

“Ssh, ssh, it’s fine. Honestly. It hasn’t. It’s just…” He cleared his throat. “I thought you were a bit wet.”

“A bit?”…

“..but, um… is that normal? Or do I get to beat my chest like a caveman ‘cause I just made you ejaculate?”

There are lots of different words used in romance novels to describe both male and female orgasms. Obviously, spurt and squirt are two of my favorites. What about you? Do you have any favorites? Conversely, are there any words that really bother you?


Jennifer Porter, a mild-mannered librarian by day, runs the review site Romance Novel News and is a compulsive romance reader. She has a tendency to live tweet her craziest reads as @JenniferRNN

Subscribe to this conversation (must be logged in):
1 comment
1. joyofbean
I can't stand Lora Leigh's overuse of the word "pulsing" in describing the primary female erogenous zone. The women look at the hero and begin pulsing all over the place.
Post a comment