Does Increasing Semen Volume Increase Sperm Count?


Many couples begin the quest for a family at a young age. Sometimes there is a problem with conception. The first reaction is to run to a fertility doctor. This is not necessary as there are some things you can try before you go to that extreme.

One of the most common causes of infertility is a low volume of male ejaculate. A low volume of semen that is emitted at climax will contain fewer sperm cells. This is common in men as the average amount of sperm per ejaculation has been decreasing over the last twenty years or so.

The question raised is “does increasing my semen volume also increase my sperm count?” The short answer is yes, the two go hand in hand (no pun intended) and here is why.

Semen is comprised of sperm cells carried in a fluid that is a mixture of fructose, amino acids and a few other materials. The seminal fluid acts as a means of conveyance for the sperm cells to reach their destination (the egg). Each is produced in a different area of the male reproductive system.

Seminal fluid is made up of several materials. Some are produced in the prostate gland; some in the Cowper’s gland and some in the seminal vesicles.

These three secreted substances come together and Semenax result in a single, alkaline fluid. The prostate fluids make up approximately one third of the seminal fluid. The rest comes from the Cowper’s and the vesicles.

Sperm cells are a different story altogether and are manufactured in the testicles. They then make their home above the testes, in a structure called the epididymis. The sperm cells remain here until maturity; usually around 60 to 90 days.

The sperm cells cannot move on their own, so they are combined with the seminal fluid to enable them to travel once ejaculation occurs.

Amazingly, the average ejaculate contains between 40 million to 600 million sperm, depending on the volume of seminal fluid produced.
So, to answer the question poised here, the more seminal fluid you ejaculate, the