Semen Facts – Things To Know


Lot of people confuse seminal fluid with sperm. Semen has the fluid component which is the Seminal fluid and the sperm which is inside the fluid which is responsible for producing babies. Seminal fluid:

  • 65 percent of the fluid is produced by the seminal vesicles
  • 30 to 35 per cent by the prostate
  • 5 percent from the testicles and epididymis

The main function of semen is to help make babies, of course. When you have vaginal sex without using a condom, the tiny sperm (male reproductive cells) contained in the semen get squirted inside the vagina and start a long swim through the uterus to the fallopian tubes in search of an egg to fertilize. If just one little sperm finds an egg and burrows it?s way inside, voila, you get a baby!???Semen isn?t produced in the testicles but in glands inside the man?s pelvis ? the seminal vesicles do most of the job, then the prostate and the bulbourethral glands both add a shot of different fluids to the mixture. The testicles just contribute the sperm ? but that makes up only a tiny proportion of the total and even one testis is enough to produce the sperm if it is normal.

When a man orgasms the semen rushes through the tubes of his reproductive system comes out of the opening in his penis in between about five and ten spurts. In some men it shoots out like a fountain, in others it just dribbles. But that doesn?t affect how likely they are to get a woman pregnant.???Sometimes men ejaculate in their sleep ? this is called having a wet dream. And some men can also orgasm without secreting any semen at all!

Semen looks white, grey or yellowish jelly-like fluid. It can be thicker or more runny but that has nothing to do with your fertility levels. It depends on a variety of factors like your diet, exercise and even clothing! If your semen looks red or pink in color, you should get a check-up with your doctor ? it might mean you?ve got blood in your semen.???Apart from sperm, the semen has a range of other ingredients. As well as a load of protein, it?s also contains fructose, creatine, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B12, zinc and even chlorine. Because it?s acidic inside the vagina, the semen is alkaline so the sperm don?t get damaged.

On an average, a man produces 2-5ml of semen when he ejaculates ? 5ml is a teaspoonful. If you haven?t ejaculated in a long while, the volume might be high and if you ejaculate often, you might not produce as much semen at once. You?ve only got to worry if the quantity is much less than 1.5 ml or way more than 5.5ml.


When a man becomes sexually aroused he releases a clear, odorless discharge/fluid from his penis which is very hard to see. It you ever do see it, it looks like a clear, shiny substance and doesn’t have a texture and can in 50% of times contain few sperm to make a baby. It is secreted by Cowper?s glands and during sexual excitation can trigger its release along with seminal vesicle contracts which adds sperm to the fluid.


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