The ejaculate debate - load up on some knowledge.

Time for some information about ejaculation.

The ejaculate debate - load up on some knowledge.

For something that we do a lot, ejaculating isn't something that we seem to spend a lot of time thinking about talking about.

Sure, we're all bragging about how many loads we've taken or who we've bred or how many times we've while gooning and bating, but how much do you actually know about your body? How much do you know about ejaculation?

Let's get into it.

How does an ejaculation work?

Ejaculation is the discharge of semen from your penis — it’s usually accompanied by an orgasm, although you can also ejaculate during your sleep, this is generally referred to as a wet dream.

There are two key phases to ejaculation.

The first is stimulation — your penis becomes hard and you are stimulated sexually, either my masturbating or through intercourse with another person. While your penis is being stimulated, it will start to produce pre-cum — this is pre-ejaculatory fluid that doesn’t contain sperm.

The second stage is the orgasm — once you have been sufficiently stimulated that your body reaches orgasm, you begin to ejaculate semen. Your semen contains sperm. Your semen is ejected through your urethra with rhythmic contractions — these rhythmic contractions are part of your orgasm. Once you begin to ejaculate, you can’t stop it. Your orgasm will probably have around 15 contractions, and most of your semen will be ejaculated on the second contraction. Your semen is ejaculated from your body at a speed of around 18 kilometres per hour. The volume of semen produced, and the distance that your ejaculation travels from your body varies between men — there’s no good or bad, everyone is just a bit different and you may get different results each time you cum. The volume of semen that you produce will generally range from somewhere around a teaspoon to a tablespoon. The number of sperm carried by your semen will be influenced by a range of factors, including the time since the last ejaculation, age, stress levels, and testosterone.

The third stage is the refractory period. During the refractory period you won’t be able to sustain an erection and you won’t be able to ejaculate. During the refractory period you’ll experience a deep sense of relaxation. The length of the refractory period varies between men, but generally the younger you are then the shorter your refractory period. Your penis is likely to be hypersensitive immediately after you orgasm.

How can I increase the volume of my semen?

One of the fun things about a guy having an orgasm is that it's very visual - we get a money-shot, he shoots a load of cum.

As a general rule, guys that are into guys are really into cum. We want the cum on our face, in our mouth, on our body, in our ass. We want as much cum as possible, the more the merrier.

But why do some guys shoot more cum than others? Is there a way to increase the amount of cum we produce?

There's quite a few factors at work that influence how much cum we shoot.

For starters, most guys don't shoot a lot. The average is around 1 teaspoon per load.

Also, our bodies change as we grow and age. The peak period for cum production is around 30-35, after that it tends to decline. Bottom line, we shoot less cum as we get older.

If you want to make sure that you're producing and shooting as much cum as possible, the starting point is to try and be as healthy as possible. The healthier your body is, the more effectively it functions. Healthy bodies produce healthy loads of cum - no surprises there.

If you want another reason to stop smoking or reduce the amount of alcohol that you're drinking then add cum to the list. Remember, a healthy body means healthy cum.

In terms of specific steps you can take, a good starting point is to try and get a bit leaner. If you're overweight, that seems to have a direct correlation to a lower sperm count and less cum.

Antioxidants is something you often hear suggested as important for increasing the volume of your cum. That's not rocket science - eat fresh healthy food, and minimise processed food and your body will thank you. If you need an excuse to up your intake of blueberries, then just tell everyone that you're trying to pump up the volume of your cum.

Exercise is obviously part of keeping healthy, but what's interesting is that if you overdo the exercise then that could negatively impact how much cum you produce. High intensity training that puts the body under stress can lead to your body producing less sperm - less sperm leads to less cum.

Approach hot tubs with caution. Sure, they're fun and quite frequently end with you shooting a load of cum, but if you overheat your body - and particularly your genitals - then this can negatively impact your sperm.

Think about your underwear choices. It's the same issue as with hot tubs - your balls need room to breathe and they need to self-regulate their temperature to optimise sperm-production conditions. Sure, tight underwear that maximises your bulge is sexy, but mix it up a bit - remember to give your balls a break.

Your body needs time to recover. Producing cum is a physical process - if you want to impress the boys with a big load, give your body a chance to fill up the tank. You probably want to give it at least 24 hours, maybe even a bit longer if you want a massive money-shot.

Avoid any quick-fix supplements that promise to boost your sperm or the size of your load. So far, nothing has been proven to be an effective quick fix. Fertility hormones can be prescribed if you're trying to conceive a baby, but they're not an option if you're just wanting to bust a bigger nut.

How can I make my semen taste better?

The science on this is a bit hazy. There is a general rule that what you put into your body will have an effect on what you produce, but whether or not eating or drinking specific things can change the taste of your cum seems up for debate.

Sperm is naturally alkaline, so everyone's cum has a slightly bitter taste.

Everyone will tell you that drinking pineapple juice will supposedly make your cum taste sweeter. It's a nice idea, and there's no harm in downing some pineapple juice every day, but the impact on the flavour of your cum will be marginal, at best.

If having better tasting cum is a motivator for you, use that as your reason to eat antioxidants such as blueberries, and pumping up the amount of fresh vegetables in your diet.

Your body will thank you, and so will whoever is getting to taste your cum.

Fun facts about cum

Sperm and semen are two different things

Semen is what’s produced by the penis during ejaculation. Sperm, which are included in semen, are the tadpole-like cells that can be used to fertilise an egg from a female. Sperm carry half the number of regular human chromosomes, while eggs carry the other half required to form human life.

Semen only contains around five to 10 calories per ejaculation

Semen is mostly water. It’s also composed of sugars like fructose, prostate-produced proteins called prostaglandins, and enzymes.

There’s a crazy amount of sperm in each ejaculation

The average ejaculation is about a tablespoon of semen, and ejaculation contains about 15 million sperm. However, sperm makes up a very small portion of semen by volume.

There isn’t usually sperm in pre-ejaculate

Pre-cum is that clear, sticky pre-ejaculatory fluid — it’s made of prostatic secretions which come from the prostate. Sperm is only found in semen.

Sperm can survive for quite some time after ejaculation

As long as they’ve been deposited in a warm and wet environment, sperm can survive for up to five days. However, outside of the human body, they can only survive for a matter of minutes.

Certain everyday things can damage men’s sperm

Some of the top culprits that could damage your sperm include regular smoking, excessive heat, and being overweight. Having lots of hot-tub sessions is likely to be bad for your sperm. There’s some suggestion that constant use of laptops could also be bad for your sperm.

Sperm goes from creation to ejaculation in about three months

It takes around 64 days for your body to produce sperm, then around 24 to 28 more days for it to be transported and ejaculated.

The pineapple myth

So far, there doesn’t seem to be any scientific evidence that demonstrates that you can change the taste or smell of your semen. If you’re healthy, it shouldn’t bad. There is some suggestion that smoking can make your semen taste a bit toxic. There’s nothing to confirm that drinking pineapple is going to improve the flavour, but it’s worth a try.

The consistency can change from day to day.

Hydration is one major factor in why you emissions can be a very slippery liquid one day and thick and gloopy the next — the more water you drink, the thinner it will be. There’s also some biology involved — some of the semen is in a gelatinous phase until it meets up with prostate enzymes. When those combine, everything liquefies to a smoother consistency, but sometimes the process doesn’t finish before you ejaculate. That’s why you may notice a gel-like consistency in your semen.

If you freeze your semen then your sperm will die

Fertility clinics freeze sperm in liquid nitrogen. Any DIY attempts to freeze your semen will kill your sperm.

It’s extremely unlikely to be allergic to semen, but it’s possible.

If you were allergic to the stuff, you’d know it. Symptoms would include itching, swelling, and redness wherever the semen comes into contact with your body. An allergy to semen is very rare.

Men produce a crazy amount of sperm in a lifetime.

If you’re producing normal levels of sperm, then your body will create around two trillion sperm throughout your lifetime. Sperm production slows as you get older. Not all of those sperm make it to ejaculation, most guys ejaculate about 700 billion sperm — that equates to around 7.5 litres of sperm.

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