Semen is the cloudy white bodily fluid that is emitted from the urethra and out of the penis during ejaculation. It consists of mobile sperm cells called spermatozoa and a nutrient-rich fluid called seminal fluid. During ejaculation, a thick-walled duct called the vas deferens carries the sperm cells from the epididymis to the urethra and then outside of the body or into the vagina by means of the penis. These three glands, often referred to as accessory sex glands, are the bulbourethral glands also called Cowper's glands , the prostate gland, and the seminal vesicles.
Do diabetics have sweet semen?
What does semen taste like? Health facts about sperm
It's probably one of the last things on your mind during ejaculation , but the consistency, look and smell of your semen can be a good indicator of your overall health. We speak to consultant urological surgeon Mr John Davies about optimum semen health, and any red flags you should look out for:. We all know that semen is the male reproductive fluid, but your swimmers only contain up to 10 per cent of sperm. The rest consists of enzymes, vitamin C , calcium, protein, sodium, zinc and fructose sugar, all of which can go a long way towards telling you what's going on inside your body. Healthy semen is usually a cloudy white or grey fluid with a jelly-like consistency.
What your semen says about your health
The comet effect. Healthy DNA in male sperm nuclei resembles bright stars, while defective DNA looks more diffuse and appears to trail cometlike tails. Add infertility to the lengthy list of medical problems associated with diabetes.