Semen is the fluid produced via the urethra when a man ejaculates. It contains millions of sperm. One of the most asked questions on sexual health forums is about the composition of seminal fluid. Many people wonder what is in the human ejaculate.
Well, let’s start by stating the obvious – the color of cum. Semen is mostly grey-whitish in color. The color of your load may change with age, medication, diet and infection with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Cum can have red, brown, green or yellowish color.
Composition of Semen – What is Human Ejaculate made Of
The human ejaculate is composed of many natural compounds. Some of these components are obtained from food. Others are manufactured by the body. As a result, men who want to shoot more jizz should eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and make several lifestyle changes.
Semen contains sperm. Sperm are produced in the testicles. The testicles release about 200-500 million sperm during each ejaculation; yet these millions of sperm make up only 2-5% of seminal fluid! It’s not just the testes that produce cum.
Most of the seminal fluid is produced in many different regions of the male reproductive system. The prostate, bulbourethral gland and the seminal vesicles are also involved in semen production. Each of these regions produces secretions that are combined to make up your load.
The seminal vesicles are a pair of glands that are located near the vas deferens and the urethra. They produce about 65-75% of the human seminal fluid.
The prostate gland is the next biggest contributor to semen volume. This gland is about the size of a walnut. It increases in size as a man ages. The prostate gland is located near the bladder and the rectum (between the dick and the bladder). The fluid produced by the prostate accounts for about 20% of the total semen volume.
The bulbourethral gland produces less than 5% of the total ejaculate. These secretions mix with the sperm produced in the testes to make up cum.
Seminal Fluid contains a lot of Water
Water makes up 96 to 98% of human seminal fluid. Consequently, a man who wants to increase his ejaculatory distance needs to increase his water intake. An easier and healthier way to get more water is by eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
With all this water in semen, one might expect cum to be colorless. However, semen is sticky since it contains the sticky fluid that is produced by the seminal vesicles. The secretions of the prostate gland are made up of citric acid, enzymes and lipids. These secretions give cum its whitish color – more so since the prostate gland produces about 30% of the seminal fluid.
The abundance of water in cum and the unique composition of cum gives human semen its near-neutral PH. Semen tends to be slightly alkaline with a PH of between 7.2 and 8. Urinary tract infections causes a slightly higher PH. In contrast, the vagina has an acidic PH of between 3.8 and 4.5 while water has a neutral PH of 7. The sticky nature of the ejaculate, and its unique PH, is necessary to protect sperm as they travel through the hostile and acidic female reproductive system.
There is Protein and Amino Acids in Semen
Albumins are a type of protein that are present in cum. The globular proteins are secreted by the prostate gland. The amino acids in semen are the other type of protein found in human ejaculate. These amino acids are produced by the seminal vesicles and include lysine, leusine, serine, glycine and aspartic acid.
There are Minerals, Vitamins and Acids in Cum
Semen contains a lot of zinc. In addition, cum contains ascorbic acid, calcium, chlorine ( which makes it smell like chlorine) and citric acid. Semen also contains magnesium, selenium, phosphorous, vitamin B12, sodium and potassium. There is also uric acid, nitrogen and lactic acid in human ejaculate. All these combine to give a near-neutral PH and the metallic, salty semen taste.
There is Fructose in Seminal Fluid
Cum also contains fructose that is produced in the seminal vesicles. Sperm rely on fructose as an energy source. This enables spermatozoa to survive for up to 5 days while in the female reproductive system. Men whose seminal fluid contains inadequate fructose tend to be less fertile.
A man can use this knowledge of the composition of cum to be able to produce more ejaculate. The diet mostly determines what is in the ejaculate. Consequently, men should eat foods that are high in zinc, minerals and vitamins. These include as nuts, avocados, pineapples, and watermelon and pumpkin seeds.