Sexual health and performance are a big concern for many men. One area that can cause men anxiety is the amount of cum they produce and how far they shoot it. This is often taken as a visible indicator of sexual performance, and a small, weak load can make men feel like they’re underperforming.
In this definitive guide, we’ll take a close look at semen, from what it is to how we can maximize its volume.
So, what is semen?
Semen is a mixture of sperm and seminal fluids. The sperm, made in the testes, make up around 5%. The rest – seminal fluids – contain various sugars to give the sperm energy, and substances to protect them on their way to fertilize the egg.
About two-thirds come from the seminal vesicles – the tubes between the testes and the penis – and one-third comes from the prostate gland – a hard, walnut-shaped gland that can usually be felt between the scrotum and the anus.
According to scientific studies, the average volume of semen is around 3-5ml. The World Health Organization considers anything above 1.5 ml to be ‘normal.’ Semen volumes above 10 ml are very rare.
FACTOR #1: DIET
The easiest thing to control is what you put into your body. Diet is the single biggest factor in all aspects of health, and this is especially true of our sexual health.
Avoid refined and processed foods: These provide little more than a sugar rush and have very little nutritional value for the body. Excess consumption of processed foods is linked to both obesity and impotence.
Cut back on caffeine and alcohol: This will have a noticeable effect on your health and the health of your semen. Two cups of coffee a day and one or two beers is the level you should be aiming for. Excess consumption of caffeine, or binge-drinking alcohol, stress your body out and affects all aspects of your general and sexual health.
Give up smoking: If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do is to give up. Giving up will improve the health of your sperm, increase antioxidant levels in your semen and, according to many people, make your cum taste better too!
Improve the taste: If you find you don’t like the taste of ‘healthy’ foods, then most of them can be masked with a rich tomato sauce – high in lycopene – or with herbs and spices. If you have problems with texture, then try blending them into smoothies.
FACTOR #2: HYDRATION
Keeping your body hydrated goes hand in hand with a healthy diet. Dehydration causes many problems – headaches and feeling sluggish or lethargic – but it will cause semen loads to be small and the semen to be clumpy and stringy.
This is because there isn’t enough water in the fluids.
Normally you need to drink around 6-8 cups of water a day, but if you exercise or live in a hot climate, then it will be much more. The best way to tell if you’re keeping hydrated is by checking the color of your urine.
Ignoring the first pee of the day, as this is always stronger, you should be aiming to keep your urine either almost clear or a very pale yellow. Urine that is dark yellow or brown – especially during the day – is an indicator that you need to seriously increase your fluid intake.
FACTOR #3: GENERAL EXERCISE
After sorting out your diet, the next thing is exercise. General exercise – cardio and resistance training – will improve your health overall – always a good thing to do – and speed up your metabolism.
This also helps speeds up other processes – like the production of semen.
Not only that but increased fitness gives you more energy and improves your sexual stamina and performance. Even if you don’t want to join a gym, even increasing your exercise by, say, a half hour walk each day will bring positive benefits.
FACTOR #5: REST
Next to exercise, sleep is the most important aspect of improving your sexual health. When you’re tired or stressed the body slows down production of sperm and semen to concentrate on more essential functions.
If you are in the habit of sleeping less than your body needs then over time your capacity to produce semen will reduce. Making sure you regularly get a good night’s sleep and minimizing stress in your life will have a great effect on your sperm quality, semen volume, and overall sexual performance.
FACTOR #6: TEMPERATURE
Just like when it’s too hot or too cold you feel sluggish and find it hard to get work done, the same is true of your balls. Temperature is very important in the production of sperm and semen.
There are a couple of things you can do to help them:
- Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes. If you wear briefs, then consider switching to boxers to allow your scrotum room to do its thing.
- Keep the crotch area cool whenever possible and above all else, never use a laptop directly on your lap.
The scrotum is designed to loosen and tighten to keep your testicles at the optimum temperature – a few degrees lower than the rest of the body.
FACTOR #9: EDGING
Taking it one step further, Edging is the practice of stimulating the penis to the point of orgasm but then stopping for a few minutes before starting again. Sexual stimulation signals to the body that semen will soon be required and so the body will ramp up production.
Many people, including pornstars, use this technique to build up big loads of semen. Just follow these simple steps from badgirlsbible.com:
- Stimulate yourself in the normal way but do not forget to slow down once you approach the point of no return (PONR)
- Use slow and steady stimulation rather than a quick buildup
- Switch techniques as soon as you feel the point of no return oncoming
- Redirect your focus away from sexual stimulation entirely to prevent yourself from cumming (focus on your breathing for example)
- Imagine your arousal and proximity to orgasm on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is not aroused or close to cumming at all and 10 is right on the verge (whenever you’re higher than an 8 (7 if your point of no return is more fleeting), back off, slow down or stop what you’re doing entirely)
It can be done for a few hours or even over a number of days – though obviously not continuously! Doing all, or even some of this will show a definite increase in sperm volume.
By modifying your diet, exercising, making sure you sleep and keeping your body cool and hydrated you will improve your sexual performance, enhance the health of your sperm and increase the volume and power of your cumshots.
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