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What does it mean when a mans sperm is clear and not white

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Semen is normally translucent to white. How opaque it is often relates to how often the man has had sex either through intercourse or masturbation. If it has been a while, the semen is thicker and more white. The amount and color is also affected by hydration status and foods. You can get some interesting colors if you drink enough KoolAid.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Schuyler_ANP's Post: Will that affect my partner from getting pregant
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.
Color of semen has little to do with sperm count, although too much intercourse and masturbation will lessen sperm count. If you are concerned about fertility, you could have a sperm count. Your doctor can order the test.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Schuyler_ANP's Post: Is there ways that you can increase your sprem count.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.

Actually, there are a few things you can do. First is to plan your masturbation and intercourse. Each ejaculation diminishes the sperm count for 24-48 hours. Next would be to stop smoking and using alcohol. Maintain healthy nutrition and exercise. Wear loose fitting shorts and jeans (this isn't the time for the tighty-whities) and avoid hot baths, saunas, and hot tubs. The cooler the scrotum the healthier the sperm. Reducing stress can also help. Good luck!