Seminal Fluid: How to Increase, Can It Cause Pregnancy & More

Seminal fluid is a white liquid that is produced by the seminal glands and released at the time of ejaculation. It helps to transport sperm that is produced in the testicles out of the body.

Seminal fluid also contains nutrients that help keep sperm healthy and energetic to promote the fertilization of an egg.

This liquid is one of the main factors responsible for the volume of semen and its production varies with each sexual encounter. However, if you suspect any changes to your seminal fluid, you are advised to consult a urologist for assessment and treatment as necessary. 

Imagem ilustrativa número 1

Frequently asked questions

Check-out some of the most frequently asked questions regarding seminal fluids below:

1. Can you increase seminal fluid?

The amount of seminal fluid that is produced varies with each sexual encounter. Frequent sex is one of the main causes for a decrease in volume, as the glands do not have enough time to produce more fluid.

However, to increase the amount of seminal fluid it is important to keep the body well hydrated, because water is the main component of this liquid. Furthermore, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet also also appear to contribute to increasing seminal fluid.

2. Can you get pregnant from seminal fluid?

Theoretically, it is not possible to get pregnant with just seminal fluid, because this fluid itself does not contain sperm. However, seminal fluid is only released at the time of ejaculation and ends up mixing with sperm produced in the testicles to form semen.

Seminal fluid should not be confused with the secretions that are released before ejaculation. If there are sperm cells in the urethra, they can be pushed by the seminal fluid produced and reach the woman's uterus, which could result in a pregnancy.

Therefore, to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, you are advised to use a contraceptive method, such as a condom or the contraceptive pill.

Also recommended: 9 Birth Control Options: Advantages, Disadvantages & Side Effects

3. Does seminal fluid cause STIs?

Like most fluids produced by the human body, seminal fluid can transmit sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, gonorrhea or chlamydia.

Therefore, if you have sex with a new partner or when your own health history is unknown, it is very important to always use a condom, not only to avoid a possible pregnancy, but also to avoid the transmission of an STI. Learn more about the most common STIs and how they are translated.

4. When is seminal fluid released?

Seminal fluid is released only at the time of ejaculation. However, the penis releases other secretions throughout sexual intercourse, like lubricating fluid that is produced by the urethral and bulbourethral glands.

5. Is seminal fluid the same as prostatic fluid?

Seminal fluid and prostatic fluid are not the same thing, but prostatic fluid is also part of semen. Semen is mainly formed by the mixture of these two fluid, one that is produced by the prostate and the other that is produced by the seminal glands.

Through semen it is possible to indirectly assess the health of the prostate, as any abnormal findings, like the presence of blood, may be an indication of a prostate issue.

Also recommended: Enlarged Prostate: Symptoms (with Online Checker) & Treatment