Many women and men wonder where the sperm goes once it enters the vagina. Others wonder if it is normal for the semen to come out once it has entered the vagina. Here are some answers to these and other questions related to male ejaculation.
What is sperm?
Sperm is the milky and gelatinous substance that leaves the man’s penis during ejaculation, which occurs in the prostate and seminal vesicles. Semen is a sophisticated substance that contains nutrients to keep sperm alive and protected from the acidic environment of the vagina. It also contains special enzymes that make it more fluid about 15 minutes after ejaculation. That is why the semen begins dense, and after a few minutes, its consistency is much more watery.
How much sperm is produced in an ejaculation?
On average, the amount of sperm that is produced in ejaculation is approximately one teaspoon. This amount varies according to the age and reproductive health of the man and how many ejaculations he has had during that period. The semen can spurt out or be fired from the penis or be slowly squirted out of the penis.
Only a small portion of the sperm is composed of sperm. Many people think that sperm and sperm are the same things, but it is not like that. Only 1% of semen is composed of sperm. The rest of the fluid we know as semen contains fructose, amino acids, vitamin C, protein, sodium, zinc, and citric acid. These ingredients nourish and protect the sperm.
Where does the sperm go after ejaculation?
If you have sex without a condom and the man penetrates the woman’s vagina with his penis, unless he stops before ejaculating to get his penis out of the vagina, the sperm will be expelled out of the man’s body and into the vagina. The only way to prevent semen from entering the vagina is to use some barriers such as male and female condoms or ejaculate outside the vagina (this is called interrupted intercourse). During ejaculation, hundreds of millions of sperm enter the vagina, suspended in the liquid known as semen. If the woman is ovulating during the sexual encounter, the semen enters the cervix (usually closed but which opens a little during ovulation to allow the semen to pass so that the sperm can enter the uterus and reach the fallopian tubes to find the ovule that is ready to be fertilized). If the woman is not ovulating, the semen does not enter the cervix since it is closed. This complex operation is invisible to us.
What happens after sex?
As I mentioned before, the sperm leaves the body more dense and gelatinous, and in a few minutes, it liquefies. This allows the semen to come out of the body. Although sperm can live up to 5 days inside the uterus, many of the sperm are killed in the acidic environment of the vagina, and antibodies kill others in the uterus. Although many sperms try to fertilize the egg (those who have not died on the way), only one succeeds. The semen leaves the body through the vagina seconds or minutes after the sexual act. So if you feel a jet of fluid coming out of your vagina after sex, do not be scared. What goes into the vagina has to come out. Even if you do not feel it, the semen leaves the vagina, and this is normal.