This is a question I get asked a lot. So here’s what you need to know.
The first thing to understand is that the fluid that comes out of a guy during sex isn’t always semen. There are three different fluids that can come out during sex: pre-cum, semen and prostatic fluid (pre-ejaculate).
Pre-ejaculate is a clear fluid that helps lubricate the urethra so it’s slippery and less likely to get blocked when he ejaculates. It also contains some sperm, but not as many as semen.
Semen is a thick white liquid that contains millions of sperm cells. Sperm cells swim around in this liquid until they reach an egg and penetrate it so they can make more babies! The volume of semen produced varies from person to person, but most guys produce about 1 teaspoon (5 ml) each time they ejaculate.
Prostatic fluid is another clear liquid that’s made in the prostate gland — it’s released into the urethra before ejaculation happens and contains chemicals like citric acid, zinc and potassium nitrate which help neutralize any acidity left over from your vagina (which helps protect your reproductive organs from infection). Prostatic fluid also contains.
If you’re worried about pregnancy, the first thing to do is take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then you’re probably not pregnant.
If you didn’t use any form of contraception during sex, and you’re worried about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), then it’s important to know that many STDs don’t have symptoms right away. Some STDs can be detected through blood tests or physical exams. But it’s possible for someone with an STD to pass it along before any symptoms appear. So if you think it’s possible that your partner may have had an STD and you want to protect yourself from getting one, talk with your doctor about getting tested for STDs.
The best way to know whether or not your partner ejaculated inside of you is by looking at the condom after he takes it off or checking in the toilet bowl for leftover semen. If there’s no sign of ejaculation, then he didn’t come in you (or if there is a small amount that came out). But if there are lots of white spots in the condom or toilet bowl, then that means your partner did ejaculate inside of you and these white spots are his semen (also called “semen”).
Last modified: November 19, 2022