Ejaculation is in the limelight more than ever, the strength, intensity and even the volume of ejaculate may seem a trivial topic but it is a pressing concern for many men and their enjoyment of sex and self confidence.
Besides, every man surely wants bigger, more powerful and more potent climaxes to impress in every sexual situation not just for his own personal satisfaction but for his partners.
Technically speaking, the male climax works in the following way; during sexual stimulation, semen builds up in the ejaculatory ducts.
The male orgasm occurs just at the peak of sexual pleasure, after the various muscles contract together. Contractions of the pubococcygeus muscles (pc muscle) happen with contractions of the anal sphincter, the rectum, the ejaculatory ducts and muscles around the penis and the perineum.
These muscles as they contract deliver the load of semen. The early few contractions are very strong and follow one after the other; these occur at about 0.8 second intervals. As the orgasm continues, the contractions slowly dissipate and become less intense and less frequent.
The amount of ejaculate is deemed important and is dependant on various factors.
Diet, overall health, age and how often sexual activity takes place all contribute to the exact amount of ejaculate a man can produce. Ejaculate contains not only sperm but also a vast amount of ingredients; Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Chlorine, Calcium, Cholesterol, Choline, Citric acid, Creatine, Purine, Potassium, Pryimidine, Sodium, Pyruvic acid, Sorbitol, Vitamin B12 and Zinc.
However, it only contains these components in a relatively small degree. An average amount of ejaculate released by most men is between 1.5ml and 5ml, the remaining amount of ejaculate volume is just fluid from the prostate and seminal vesicles. Ejaculate in a healthy man is usually transparent in appearance, white or grey coloured.
Men who have undergone a vasectomy will have even more transparent looking semen. No man's semen will look exactly identical and healthy semen will have different textures and appearances but it is considered that men that possess very white, thick ejaculate are healthier and therefore considered more potent.
If a man experiences a rapid decrease in ejaculate volume and male potency, it can sometimes be caused by a blockage in one of the ejaculatory ducts.
This can be confirmed by an ultrasound scan. Other possible reasons could be retrograde ejaculation (a fairly rare condition whereby the semen is directed into the bladder instead of going out through the urethra during ejaculation) or chronic infection of the prostate (prostatitis) if the amount, texture and appearance of ejaculate are causing concern, semen testing by a qualified doctor can establish any problem.
Even if there is nothing physically wrong with the man or his ejaculate, he can still feel inadequate or displeased with orgasms achieved or lack of, his ejaculate and fertility.
Thankfully, there are products available to tackle this problem.