No pre-cum

No pre-cum, little cum – is that a problem?

Q. During intercourse my partner has no pre-cum, and little or no ejaculate. Why is that?

A. Known otherwise as pre-ejaculatory fluid, the colloquial term pre-cum refers to the clear, mucous-like fluid that a male excretes some time between engaging in sexual activity and Ejaculating. The main purpose of pre-ejaculate is to prepare the ‘environment’ for optimal Sperm (semen) delivery. Because both the vagina and residual urine in the urethra can be acidic environments, pre-cum is meant to neutralize this effect. The fluid is also thought to provide an additional amount of lubrication so as to pave the way for approaching sperm.

There is nothing wrong with your partner just because his fluids aren’t voluminous. A typical amount of pre-cum emitted varies between individuals and can range between none, to as much as a teaspoon of liquid – whereas average quantities of ejaculate can vary between one to two teaspoons. Semen will vary in appearance, consistency and amounts ejaculated – and factors relating to the man’s biology (e.g. diet, amount of regular exercise, and recent ejaculation) will have a bearing on the quantities his body produces. However, if you notice that his fluids are accompanied by either pain or odd looking discharge, you should contact a health practitioner right away.

By the way, pre-cum does not contain much sperm, but there can be enough to make a baby! Also, be aware that Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections (STD/Is) such as Chlamydia or HIV can be contracted via contact with this liquid, so putting on a condom before you start having Vaginal Sex is a good idea.

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