When aroused, fluid is released in men.

The appearance of a secret excreted from the human body informs both the norm and the deviations. For example, with a runny nose or otitis media, the appearance of fluid clearly indicates the disease. The human reproductive system is much more complex. Discharge in men, when excited, can report a normal state of health, or vice versa, signal the development of a disease.

Should there be discharge in men during sexual arousal?

In men, the appearance of mucus in the urethra is in some cases a natural and necessary process. When an erection occurs, a transparent discharge appears in the volume of a few drops. They are called pre-seminal fluid, such physiological phenomena are completely normal.

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The volume of mucus secretion depends entirely on the characteristics of the male body and must meet certain characteristics in order to be considered the norm. In particular, there should be no excessive density, color, specific odors.

The appearance of a secret occurs in the following cases leading to an erection:

  • Masturbation;
  • Sexual caresses of a partner;
  • Thoughts about intimacy.

The frequency of occurrence of this phenomenon also depends on the characteristics of the reproductive system. Some men experience discharge with every arousal, while others rarely see it.

From the point of view of medical specialists, the presence of exudate during sexual arousal promotes conception - it acts as an additional conductor for sperm in the process of reaching the egg and reduces the acidity level of the female vagina, which destroys sperm. Accordingly, discharge from the genital organ takes an active part in the fertilization process and is considered an important mechanism of the male reproductive system.

Why is this happening?

Doctors have not fully established the reason for the leakage of fluid from the penis, but it has been proven that the release of lubricant in men during the process of arousal helps to facilitate the exit of the head of the genital organ from the folds without injury or damage. It is necessary to carefully observe intimate hygiene, the secreted fluid is an excellent breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria.

It is important to note that prolonged abstinence provokes much more abundant discharge, and the composition of the secret becomes thicker and cloudy. It is necessary to ensure that there is no discoloration, no streaks of blood or an unpleasant odor appear. Some doctors believe that the occurrence of fluid occurs because the body is preparing for intimacy with a woman.

Pathological discharge can appear for various reasons:

  • Improper nutrition, in particular, the use of sour, spicy, pickles;
  • Inflammatory processes provoked by pathogenic bacteria;
  • Sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Concomitant complications after surgery or injuries;
  • Oncological pathologies.

Varieties of discharge

Several types of discharge are normal, provided that they are not accompanied by additional signs.

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However, if a specific odor, itching, fever, soreness in the groin or in the penis become concomitant factors, then this is already a cause for concern and referring to a urologist.

Types of discharge related to the norm

3 types of secrets produced and flowed out are considered absolutely normal and natural.

  • Libidous urethrorrhea. The secret that has the function of lubrication. It looks like a liquid with a transparent consistency, odorless. Appears in small volumes, does not cause inconvenience. The composition contains a small amount of sperm, however, with unprotected sex, the pregnancy of the partner may occur;
  • Spegma. Whitish secret, sometimes has a yellowish tint, often smells unpleasant. The secretion of fluid is provided by the glands located under the foreskin. Its appearance does not indicate pathology, but indicates that the man neglects the rules of personal hygiene;
  • Sperm. A white liquid with a slimy consistency. The discharge occurs from the urethra during orgasm. Contains a high percentage of sperm and secretions.

Discharge containing mucus

They often indicate the occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases. In cases where the secret has a high viscosity, but retains transparency, the probability of the following diseases is high:

Also, ailments are confirmed by the presence of a high level of leukocytes in blood tests.

Purulent discharge

Evidence of gonorrhea. The escaping liquid is yellow with a greenish tinge and an unpleasant odor. The consistency is thick and sticky. When analyzed in a secret, a significant level of leukocytes is found.

Discharge during inflammation

Inflammatory diseases that change the composition of the discharge are caused by:

  • Staphylococcus aureus;
  • Escherichia coli;
  • Candida fungus;
  • Streptococcus.

When non-gonorrheal urethritis occurs - inflammation in the urethral canal, the secreted fluid is characterized by:

  • Turbidity and stickiness;
  • The presence of mucus;
  • Purulent contents.

It is accompanied by soreness, discomfort, itching.

For diseases of the foreskin, balanoposthitis, abundant discharge is characteristic, containing a lot of purulent contents. There is redness, swelling, severe soreness.

Prostatitis is characterized by the secretion of mucus mixed with pus. Additional symptoms are pain, decreased erectile function, frequent urge to empty the bladder.

To determine candidiasis, it is enough to study the photo, which depicts a secret characteristic of it. It has the consistency of a curd, this form of mycosis is accompanied by reddening of the glans penis, unbearable itching.

Discharge with blood

The secret containing the blood requires the most careful attention. Similar signs indicate:

  • Infectious diseases, in particular chronic infectious urethritis;
  • Injury to the urethral canal during medical procedures;
  • Removal of sand and stones from the kidneys, more blood is noticeable when urinating;
  • Malignant formations in the area of the prostate gland, ovaries, genitals. In this case, the discharge contains brown or dark blood, often in the form of clots.

Norm or deviation?

An unambiguous sign of pathology is the presence of mucus, pus, discoloration, fishy or sour odor, stickiness or turbidity.

  • Average density;
  • Transparency;
  • No smell.

For minor changes in color and consistency, it is important to analyze:

  • Your own sex life, the presence or absence of casual and unprotected relationships;
  • Factors contributing to a decrease in the protective functions of the body;
  • Possible changes in the usual menu;
  • The presence of concomitant diseases.

Do I need to see a doctor?

An immediate visit to the doctor requires an eye-catching secret that is uncharacteristic for a man. Any changes in the structure and color of the liquid require examination in order to identify the factors leading to such violations.

doctor's appointment with pathological discharge with excitement

Diagnostic measures include:

  • Spermogram;
  • Urethral swab;
  • Ultrasound examination of the organs of the genitourinary system;
  • Urine collection for general analysis;
  • Clinical blood test.

Based on the diagnostic results, a treatment regimen for the underlying disease that caused the appearance of pathological exudate is prescribed. Ignoring such signs leads to a deterioration in well-being and the transition of the disease into a chronic form that is difficult to treat. A timely visit to the urologist will allow you to quickly cope with the disease and maintain health for a long period.

When the penis is in a state of arousal, a small amount of fluid is released from the urethra. This is a normal phenomenon that is inherent in almost all healthy men. With the development of diseases, the consistency and volume of the lubricant change. An unpleasant odor, pain or burning sensation occurs when urinating or erections. Such a clinical picture requires special attention from a person, since there is a threat to health.

Discharge during arousal in men is called pre-ejaculate. It protrudes from the opening of the urethra at the moment when the guy is aroused. The pre-seed is secreted by bulbourethral glands and Littre's glands, which are located throughout the canal, from the outer opening to the bladder neck.

Discharge upon excitement in men performs the following functions:

  • provide free passage of semen through the urethra;
  • destroy bacteria;
  • moisturize and suppress the acidic environment in the urethra.

The pre-seed can also act as a lubricant during intercourse, but in most cases, the amount allocated will not be enough for this. Pre-ejaculate is one of the components of semen. It enters the semen during ejaculation, mixes with the semen, which allows you to protect the sperm from the acidic environment of the woman's vagina.

The volume of pre-ejaculate directly depends on the degree of arousal of the guy. Maximum concentration is achieved with strong sexual desire. The normal amount of liquid is 5 ml.

Some members of the stronger sex are physiologically unable to produce lubricant. The absence of presemen during erection reduces the ability to conceive.

Healthy precum has the following characteristics:

  • lack of smell;
  • transparency;
  • viscosity;
  • lack of lumps or inclusions;
  • does not cause unpleasant or painful sensations.

The pre-seed performs cleansing functions, so its consistency can change. A man may observe clouding of the lubricant upon repeated sexual intercourse, lack of hygiene, or before ejaculation. It will return to normal in 1-2 days. Otherwise, the development of the disease process should be suspected.

Pathological mucus secretions in men differ from healthy ones in color, smell and consistency. They are almost always accompanied by unpleasant sensations.

Symptoms indicating abnormal lubrication:

  • the appearance of fluid from the urethra during the day;
  • the occurrence of an unpleasant odor;
  • pain when urinating;
  • the formation of an excessive amount of mucus;
  • voluntary release of lubricant without sexual arousal;
  • presence of third-party inclusions;
  • change in consistency to too thick or liquid.

These signs are characteristic of pathological processes that indicate the development of diseases.

Unhealthy discharge in men is divided into types:

A type Description
Spermatorrhoea Spontaneous leakage of semen without reaching orgasm. The cause of the process is the decreased muscle tone of the vas deferens. Pathology develops due to chronic inflammation
Hematorrhea Release of grease contaminated with blood. Appears with injuries of the mucous membrane of the urethra
Leukocytic urethrorrhea The exudative phase of the inflammatory process resulting from thermal, mechanical, chemical or viral damage to the mucous membrane of the urethra
Mucopurulent They consist of a small number of leukocytes, serous fluid and glandular secretions. This mucus is characterized by active formation at night. The man notices the discharge of pus in the morning, and yellow spots can be found on his underwear. Mucopurulent discharge appears when the urethra is damaged by bacteria: Trichomonas, ureamicoplasma, chlamydia
Purulent Includes a large number of leukocytes, urethral epithelium, mucus and serous fluid. They have a thick consistency and an unpleasant odor. They appear as drops with a yellow or greenish tint. Evidence of the development of gonococcal urethritis, which is formed against the background of chlamydia and gonorrhea

The amount of mucus secreted can be either abundant or small. Sparse lubrication can be difficult to spot. To do this, you have to put pressure on the urethra so that the liquid protrudes from the opening. It dries quickly, forming a film on the membrane of the glans penis. The viscous consistency leads to sticking of the sponges of the urethra.

Pre-ejaculate (pre-ejaculate, or Cooper's fluid) is a clear, colorless, viscous pre-seminal fluid that is released from the urethra of a man's penis to the outside when he becomes sexually aroused. Pre-ejaculate is inevitable during human intercourse. This secret is also secreted by a man during masturbation, in preparation for intercourse (for example, petting) or at the early stage of copulation, some time before the man fully reaches orgasm and ejaculates.

Pre-ejaculate origin

The pre-seed is formed mainly by the bulbourethral glands (Cooper's glands), as well as by the Littre glands.

Littre's glands are an additional preseed formation site. These are urethral tubular-alveolar glands of the urethra, located along its entire length, from the external opening to the bladder neck, in the submucosal, fibromuscular and connective tissue layers. They secrete and excrete a mucous fluid, the amount of which increases with sexual arousal. Together with the secretion of Cooper's glands, the secretion of Littre's glands also serves to moisturize the urethra, to maintain an alkaline reaction favorable for the sperm during their passage through the urethra.

The amount of excreted pre-ejaculate

The amount of pre-seminal fluid secreted by a man varies greatly among individuals. Some men do not excrete a pre-seed, while in others, its volume reaches 5 ml. The pre-seed contains a number of chemicals found in the seed, such as acid phosphatase. And some seed markers, such as gamma-glutamyltransferase, are completely absent from the pre-seed.

The function performed by the preseed

The acidic environment of a man's urethra and a woman's vagina is hostile to a man's semen. The pre-sperm neutralizes the residual acidity in the urethra caused by urine, thereby creating a more favorable environment for the passage of the sperm. Normally, the vaginal environment is acidic; insertion of the pre-sperm prior to ejaculation may alter the vaginal environment to favor semen survival. The pre-sperm can pick up sperm remaining in the urethra from previous ejaculations. The pre-sperm does not act as a lubricant during intercourse, but facilitates the passage of sperm through the canal during ejaculation, and also participates in semen coagulation.

Risks Associated with Preseed Exposure

Studies have shown the presence of HIV in most pre-semen samples from HIV-infected men. Infection with the immunodeficiency virus leads to HIV infection, the last stage of which is known as AIDS. Many also express concern that it is impossible to find sperm in the pre-semen, and therefore cannot cause pregnancy, using this fact against the use of interrupted sexual intercourse (removal of the penis) as a method of preventing pregnancy. There have been no large studies to determine sperm content in the pre-sperm, but a number of small studies have suggested that sperm is present in the pre-sperm. It is also likely that the pre-ejaculation that is released after recent ejaculation will contain semen, since there is always some ejaculate left in the ducts after orgasm.

Enhanced pre-semen education

Some men are concerned about the amount of pre-seminal fluid they release. One physician described a patient who was confused about pre-seed leaking through pants during kissing and other mild erotic stimulation. Several reports have shown satisfactory results when these men were treated with a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor [5]. In such cases, one doctor recommended a differential diagnosis with prostatorrhea, secretion of the prostate gland during straining associated with urination or defecation.

Religious attitude

For Sunni Muslims, the release of the preseed during appropriate sleep requires a purification ritual.