Ejaculation and Male Fertility

Ejaculation is the climax of male sexual arousal. During ejaculation, semen is ejected from the penis. How ejaculation happens, what semen is made of, and how semen is produced are common questions.

This article looks at ejaculation, its composition and production, and its role in male fertility.

How semen is produced and what is it made of

Ejaculation occurs when semen is released from the penis. It usually occurs during orgasm. A small amount of pre-ejaculate is usually released before it happens. This is sometimes called pre-cum. It drips from the head of your penis when you are aroused.

Pre-ejaculation consists of one or two drops of alkaline fluid. This fluid comes from Cowper’s glands, two small glands below the prostate gland.Alkaline liquid neutralizes acid remaining in liquid urethra after urinating. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body.

Orgasm is the final stage of male sexual arousal. During orgasm, semen flows out of the urethra. It gushes out first, then decreases in volume.

Approximately 50% to 65% of semen in ejaculate comes from seminal vesicles. These are two small glands located above the prostate. Another 20% to 30% comes from the prostate, giving semen its distinctive smell. The rest of your ejaculate is made up of other bodily fluids.

Sperm gives semen a milky white color. The more sperm there is in the semen, the more opaque it becomes.


Semen is produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate. Sperm gives semen a milky white color.

what happens when you ejaculate

During ejaculation, semen is expelled from the penis through the urethra. The word “ejaculate” can also be used as a noun, meaning “semen.”

Most men ejaculate an average of 2 to 3 milliliters. This is roughly equal to a teaspoon.

How common are multiple orgasms?

Men have fewer multiple orgasms than women. The ability to repeatedly ejaculate varies from person to person. It also begins to decline almost immediately after puberty.

Most men only ejaculate once in an hour or two.

Some people can have a second ejaculation within two hours, and some can have three or four, although this is not common. Prominent sex researcher Alfred Kinsey recorded that a man was able to ejaculate six to eight times in a single session.

Ejaculation and Male Fertility

The number and distance of ejaculate does not affect your ability to conceive. In fact, only a small amount of semen is needed to conceive. This is why quitting before orgasm can still lead to pregnancy.

Generally speaking, a sperm count of less than 39 million per ejaculate or 15 million per milliliter lowers your chances of getting pregnant.

A low sperm count doesn’t mean your partner won’t get pregnant. If you and your partner are trying to conceive, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of success.

If you are struggling with fertility, talk to your doctor about a semen analysis. This will help you understand if your semen is causing the problem.


Semen is mainly produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate. When you ejaculate, it is released from your body through your urethra.

All it takes is a small amount of semen to get someone pregnant. If you’re trying to get pregnant, a semen analysis can help you find out what your sperm count is, so you can take steps to improve your odds.