Fact Friday | Improving Ejaculate

A quick Google search of “how to increase your ejaculate amount” returns a whopping 3.35 million results. This tells me that it is a highly sought out topic. If you’re looking for ways to increase your ejaculate amount, you’re not alone. Many men are interested in boosting their semen volume because they believe it is a means to attain improved sexual health, fertility, and enhanced pleasure.

A word on fertility

There are a number of products available that claim to increase ejaculate as a way to improve fertility, as well as advice on lifestyle changes and natural foods and supplements purported to help increase volume. Here’s what you need to know about your ejaculate volume.

There is no relation between sperm count (fertility) and ejaculation volume, or force of ejaculation. Although semen helps sperm reach the egg, sperm only makes up 1% of semen. The other 99% is made up of secretions from male reproductive organs. Semen contains citric acid, free amino acids, fructose, enzymes, phosphorylcholine, prostaglandin, potassium, and zinc.

Whether you produce 1tsp or 10tsp the amount of sperm in your ejaculate will remain about the same in absolute terms. That means that your sperm count may actually be measured as lower on the day that you produce more ejaculate since sperm is counted as parts / mil.

What is important to pay attention to, is the quality of the semen being produced, and if the amount has any unexplained changes that are not part of your natural fluctuations in amount. Healthy seminal fluid means that the sperm have the best nutrients and environment they need to survive and be strong.

The benefits of improved ejaculate quality.

Increased fertility.

While the volume of ejaculate has no direct correlation with fertility, the health of his ejaculate certainly does. The healthier the environment the sperm swim in, the longer they will survive, and the more mobile they will be. Longer lasting, and more mobile sperm mean there are more opportunities for fertilisation to occur.

Enhanced sexual pleasure.

The experience of orgasm can be largely dependent on the amount of ejaculate produced. This is because the contractions that occur during orgasm are directly related to the amount of semen expelled. The more semen a man produces, the more intense his orgasm can be. Additionally, some men report that they feel a sense of “completion” after producing a large volume of semen.

Measures of ejaculate quality

The amount and quality of the semen you produce in each ejaculation is related to a combination of several factors. These include:

  • Testosterone levels. Testosterone is a sex hormone responsible for your fertility and sex drive.
  • Sperm count. The amount of sperm your body naturally produces can affect how much semen you produce
  • Sperm motility. Healthy sperm are measured by how well and how fast they can swim in your semen. This can affect your semen volume.
  • Erectile dysfunction.Your ability to get and keep an erection can affect how much semen you produce.
  • Libido. Your desire to have sex can impact your semen volume.

Supplements that improve ejaculate.

Some research suggests that certain supplements can help improve these factors to increase semen volume and overall sexual performance:

If you’re interested in trying one of these supplements, talk with your doctor before use. They may be able to recommend certain products and offer information about dosage and side effects.

Lifestyle changes that improve ejaculate.

Regular exercise can improve your ejaculate. One study found that men who exercised regularly had a significantly higher ejaculate volume than those who didn’t exercise.

There are several possible explanations for this link between exercise and increased ejaculate volume. Exercise may increase testosterone levels, which could lead to increased seminal fluid production. Exercise may also improve blood flow to the genitals, which could increase arousal and sexual function.

Reduce stress.

Chronic stress can lead to decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. It may also reduce seminal fluid production. Reducing stress may help to improve your ejaculate.

There are many ways to reduce stress. You may want to try relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Getting regular exercise and adequate sleep can also help reduce stress levels.

Quit smoking.

Smoking has been linked with reduced sperm count and motility. It may also damage the DNA in sperm. Quitting smoking will help to improve your ejaculate.

When to see a doctor.

If you have a medical condition that could be affecting your ejaculate, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease, it’s important to see a doctor. These conditions can affect hormone levels, which in turn can affect ejaculation.

If you’re taking a medication that may be affecting ejaculation.

Certain medications can affect ejaculate. If you’re concerned that a medication you’re taking is affecting your ejaculation, talk to your doctor. Examples of medications that may negatively affect ejaculate include antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and some cancer treatments.

If you have concerns about your ejaculate.

If you’re concerned about your ejaculate for any reason, it’s worth talking to a doctor. They can help rule out any underlying medical conditions and offer advice on lifestyle changes or other treatments that may help improve your ejaculate.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your ejaculate, there are a few things you can do. Eating healthy foods, taking supplements, and making lifestyle changes can all help. If you’re concerned about your ejaculate, talk to your doctor. They can rule out any medical conditions that may be causing low volume and advise you on the best course of action.

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