The precum is an aspect of male sexuality of which many people are unaware of its function and other details. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are various doubts about this issue, such as the risk of pregnancy or if you can contract sexually transmitted diseases by coming into contact with it. Although these questions already have clear answers and more and more people already know the answers, there are other doubts more related to men’s health, such as ” why don’t I get precum?“. For this reason, in this FastlyHealarticle, we answer this question, explaining the necessary details and others about it. If you think you have problems lubricating and are concerned about this situation in your sexual health, keep reading the following lines.
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What is and how is precum
The precum, also called Cowper’s fluid, is the fluid that is produced in the Cowper’s or bulbourethral glands that exits through the penis before ejaculation and that serves to lubricate during intercourse. It is a substance that is not entirely liquid, despite its name but is a viscous and transparent fluid. Another of the main functions of this male fluid is to neutralize the acidic environment of the vagina and uterus, so that sperm can pass through this part of the female reproductive system and reach the ovum to be fertilized.
Some wonder when the precum comes out since it is difficult for them to identify it because it has a small amount. This fluid is before ejaculation. Therefore, it can come out from the first moment of excitement throughout intercourse and until ejaculation occurs.
There are several differences between this fluid and ejaculation. Still, the main ones are that it occurs before ejaculation, its color, the sperm density, and that the pre-ejaculatory juice comes out little by little to lubricate and not forcefully, as it usually happens in ejaculation.
Why don’t I have precum?
Some men worry because they realize that they do not lubricate and, therefore, they question why they do not have precum or why it does not come out. This aspect is not usually alarming for doctors since, by itself, it does not indicate disease, and it must be taken into account that not all men have the same amount and, in addition, there are cases in which it may be absent, which is not it means that there are problems with arousal, erection and subsequent ejaculation. There are simply men who have little, being able to expel few drops, and there are those who do not have it or only produce it occasionally.
The lack of this fluid can be one of the causes of pain during sex, especially if the couple does not lubricate well either. Therefore, if the couple’s natural lubrication is not enough for relationships to be pleasant, it is advisable to use lubricants.
Anyway, if a man has constantly lubricated well, or even a lot, and happens not to produce this liquid or its quantity has decreased a lot, it is recommended to go for a medical check-up. It must be taken into account that, being secreted by the Cowper or bulbourethral glands located under the prostate, a change in the production of this fluid could indicate problems in these.
Other frequently asked questions about precum
In addition to the amount of this fluid expelled. Among the most frequent doubts about pre-cum or pre-ejaculatory fluid are the following:
Can precum cause pregnancy?
There is a risk of pregnancy due to pre-ejaculatory fluid, since in this fluid, there are sperm, even if it is in a lower quantity than in the ejaculation itself. For this reason, reversing or interrupting intercourse is not a safe method against pregnancy. For this reason, it is necessary to use condoms or other methods to prevent pregnancy when they are not wanted, whether they are hormonal methods or not.
Does pre-seminal fluid spread sexually transmitted diseases?
Another of the most common questions is the possibility of contagion of STDs, as is the case of the contagion of HIV. The truth is that there are diseases that cannot be transmitted, such as the human immunodeficiency virus, since this fluid contains too little concentrated amount of this virus for contagion to occur. On the other hand, other sexual diseases can be transmitted by this liquid, or at least if it contains more of the causative microorganisms, and there is a greater probability. This is the case of herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HPV or human papillomavirus.
Why do I have excess Cowper fluid?
Just as men do not produce this fluid or do it in a minimal quantity, some make an excess of precum. It is not the most common, but it can be just as uncomfortable as the lack. This problem can be treated. The amount of pre-ejaculatory fluid production can be decreased by treating the patient with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, which is an enzyme involved in the metabolism of steroids and affects this fluid.
This article is merely informative. At FastlyHeal .com, we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor if you present any condition or discomfort.
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I am a Surgeon with a diploma in comprehensive ultrasound and surgical care residency, an area I am specializing in. During the exercise of my profession, I have realized the need for patients to know the diseases they suffer, and I can tell you that a large part of their complications is due to a lack of information. Being a health web writer allows me to transmit my experience, without borders, to all those readers eager for knowledge, educate them in the prevention of diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle.