Health is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re about to ejaculate, but the look, consistency and smell of your semen can go a long way in monitoring your health.
Your final product contains only 10 percent sperm, while the rest is made up of enzymes, vitamin C, calcium, proteins, zinc, etc., all of which indicate what’s inside your body.
When the sperm is normal and healthy
Sperm is mostly gray or white, cloudy fluid and has a chlorine smell (although this depends on the individual).
The average volume of sperm produced in a single ejaculation ranges from 2 to 5 ml, which is approximately one tablespoon of liquid.
If the semen is red or brown in color, it is probably due to the blood vessel spasm, and you usually do not need to worry about it.
While this is completely normal, if it happens that the sperm does not return its color within two days at most, it is necessary to visit the doctor because you may have an infection or cancer.
When you should worry
A green or yellow color of sperm can be an indicator of something bad – mainly a sign of a sexually transmitted disease.
What if you have no sperm at all?
“Dried orgasm” is when the man reaches sexual climax but does not ejaculate. In most young men this is not a problem, and is usually the result of frequent orgasms from which the genitals are left without fluid.
However, in middle-aged men or older men who have undergone prostate surgery, radiotherapy or other treatments in the prostate area, this may be a sign of reactionary ejaculation.