From that article, you will learn what a precum is - how it looks, why it is needed, how to change the amount. We will also tell you if it contains sperm and whether it is possible to get pregnant from it.
What is pre-seminal fluid in men
Pre-seminal fluid, or pre-ejaculation, is a sticky, transparent mucus, secreted from the urethra of the penis. It is released before ejaculation, enters the vagina during unprotected intercourse, mixes with sperm during ejaculation.
Apparently:Pre-ejaculation is a colorless, transparent, viscous material that resembles coarse egg whites.
When prominent:Pre-ejaculation is secreted during sexual stimulation.
Where it stands out:from Cooper's gland - hence the name "Cooper's fluid", and also from Littre's paraurethral gland. There is also prostate juice in the composition. Cooper's gland, also called bulbourethral, is no larger than a nut and is located on either side of the urethra below the prostate.
Littre's glands resemble clusters, located along the length of the urethra. Their number reached 30 and more. The secretions of these glands are constantly secreted and provide lubrication to the urethra, but during sexual stimulation they begin to work more actively.
How much is allocated:the amount of lubricant when excited is individual. Some men have little, while others reach 5-6 ml. Here you can make an analogy with women: some need extra lubricant for sex, while others just need their own lubricant. The amount of secretion produced by the bulbourethral glands directly depends on the levels of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. In men with prostatic hyperplasia, the latter level increases, so the amount of discharge during excitement is quite large, but its composition differs from normal.
Pre-ejaculatory composition:pre-seminal fluid and semen have many similar components. Pre-ejaculation is rich in sialoproteins, enzymes and amino sugars, and has an alkaline reaction.
Function:Pre-seed serves to lubricate the glands, facilitate the entry of the penis into the vagina, to prepare the urethral canal for the travel of sperm, and also to fertilize sperm. The secret cleanses the remnants of urine, bacteria, alkalizes the environment, including the vagina, making it as comfortable as possible for germ cells.
Is sperm in pre-seminal fluid:while exercising, definitely not. The gland does not synthesize it and does not connect to the testis in any way, however, sperm cells may be present at pre -ejaculation leaving the urethra - it all depends on the phase of sexual intercourse. During a strong concussion, as you approach orgasm, the testicles are pulled to the groin as much as possible - this is the pre -ejaculatory phase. The seminal duct begins to function as a pump, pumping sperm from the epididymis and pushing it into the prostate urethra. There they wait for reflex orgasmic contractions - the process of sperm removal. Individual specimens could theoretically pass through the urethra and mix with Cooper’s gland secretions.
Sperm can also remain in the early part during previous ejaculation. Some men experience spermatorrhea, or semen incontinence. The reason is usually high testosterone, taking a number of medications. Spermatozoa when excited are secreted invisibly, therefore, it is impossible to predict their presence or absence in the premature area without analysis.
Is pregnancy possible from pre-seminal fluid:there are cases - up to 20 women out of 100 become pregnant. If the act is repeated, then this likelihood increases. Sperm stuck in the duct will be taken out of the urethra with a new portion of pre-seminal secretions and can enter the vagina. In practice, in the premature area in 15-20% of men, a small amount of sperm is found, although not of high quality, so there is nothing wrong with having interrupted sexual intercourse as a contraceptive - you can get pregnant.
What color can pre-ejaculation do?
Usually, pre-ejaculation is colorless and transparent. Discoloration and consistency occur against the background of inflammation - couperite. Due to the activity of the pathogen, the secretion becomes turbid, it can acquire a yellowish or greenish color. The brown color indicates the presence of blood and inflamed vascular damage.
To diagnose inflammation of the Cooper gland, multi-glass urine samples were used. The patient urinates into the container first, then the glands are massaged, after which the patient urinates again. There will be secretions in the urine that can be checked. The prostate is then massaged and the patient finishes urinating into a third container. If in the second container the content of leukocytes is increased, and in the first and third they are normal, then inflammation of the isolated Cooper glands is diagnosed.
The gland can also be clogged with trapped secretions, as the length of its duct that enters the urethra reaches 2 to 8 cm. As a result, plugs are formed, which become a source of inflammation. For treatment, antibacterial therapy and massage are used.
How to reduce discharge during arousal
Sexual arousal can be aroused, and in some men, the amount of discharge from the penis is so large that it shows through clothing. There are several ways to avoid situations like this:
- Have a regular sex life. 2-3 intercourse per week is enough for normal glandular secretions.
- Visit a urologist. In some cases, an increase in the amount of pre-ejaculation indicates an inflammatory process, hormonal disorders, prostate hyperplasia.
- Do not wear tight underwear. Loose linens tend not to leak.
- Try to avoid visual or physical sexual stimulation in inappropriate situations.
In some cases, an increase in the amount of precum is provoked by supplements to increase potency and improve sperm quality.
How to increase the amount of pre-ejaculation
Increasing the amount of pre-ejaculation is important for men who have sex without a condom, to improve sliding, and also for those planning to get pregnant. Basic method:
- Adds game time. Sex without preparation leads to damage to the mucous membranes of the genitals. Long-term and high-quality foreplay induces intensive lubrication for both partners.
- Use of aphrodisiacs or supplements. Supplements with spicy flour, ginseng, horned goat can increase stimulation. Pre-ejaculation will be more prominent.
- Reduce smoking and alcohol. Toxins have a negative effect on glandular function.
- Drink enough water. For normal secretion, enough fluid must enter the body.
- Perform regular exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles: Kegels, squats with pelvic abduction, pelvic bridge.
The secretory activity of the Cooper gland is stimulated by testosterone, therefore, in men during andropause, the amount of pre-ejaculation is naturally reduced. Its synthesis can be supported by taking plant and synthetic testosterone boosters under the supervision of a physician.
Things to keep in mind:
- Pre-ejaculation is a lubricant released in response to sexual arousal. The amount depends on the level of sex hormones, age, level of attraction.
- Pre-ejaculation may contain sperm. They can be released shortly before orgasm, fixed from previous sexual intercourse, or, if a man has spermatorrhea.
- If the lubrication is too much or too little, you should test testosterone levels, check the condition of the prostate gland for hyperplasia.