What Causes Clear Semen?

Have you been ejaculating clear semen lately? If so, you’re not alone. It’s something that affects many men around the world.

It can be due to many things, most of which aren’t life threatening. Let’s talk about the causes of clear semen below.

You Haven’t Reached Sexual Maturity

A common cause of clear semen in younger boys is sexual immaturity. Most males reach sexual maturity around the age of 13.

However, some may start as early as 11. If this happens, the fluids in their reproductive system might not be as potent as they would later in life.

So, if an 11-year-old reaches ejaculation, their semen might be clear. The good news is that this should go away as they get older.

If your child is worried about their symptom, then schedule a visit with their pediatrician to rule out something serious.

But considering that this typically isn’t a sign of a serious disease, you shouldn’t lose sleep over it.

Ejaculating into Bladder

Retrograde ejaculation is a medical condition in which sperm doesn’t exit through the urethra during orgasm like it’s supposed to.

Instead, the semen enters the bladder. The telltale sign of retrograde ejaculation is that no semen comes out when you climax.

As the semen mixes with the urine, it can cause your urine to come out cloudy. Retrograde ejaculation is associated with clear semen, so if you have it, make sure that you speak with a doctor.

Retrograde ejaculation typically isn’t life-threatening, but it can affect fertility.

Medications like imipramine or brompheniramine can be prescribed to treat retrograde ejaculation and get rid of your clear semen.

Increased Ejaculation Frequency

Have you been ejaculating frequently lately? If so, this can be a cause of your symptom. In general, it takes approximately 5 hours for your body to rebuild your sperm levels.

If you ejaculate several times within this timespan, then you’ll likely produce semen that’s not only thin, but also clear.

Once you reduce the frequency of your ejaculations, your semen should resume its normal color.

If you ejaculate several times in a single day, it’s very likely that you’ll produce sperm that’s clearer than it normally is.

This shouldn’t be a cause for concern and should go away once you stop ejaculating so frequently.

Your Body Isn’t Producing Enough Semen

Your symptom could be a sign that you’ve got a low sperm count. There are many factors that can contribute to this.

Normally, a man should have about 30-40 million sperm cells per milliliter. If it’s less than this, then it can affect your ability to impregnate a woman.

What causes a low sperm count? While the causes vary, it’s often due to stress, a poor diet, and low activity levels (a.k.a. lack of exercise).

By eating better, exercising more regularly, and managing your stress levels, you should increase your sperm levels back to where they should be.

Additionally, if you’re trying to get a woman pregnant, it’s recommended that you stop masturbating as this can affect your ability to get her pregnant.

Once your semen levels return to normal, you clear semen should return to normal color.

Clear Semen Remedies

Clear semen isn’t a disease per se. It is, however, a sign that you need to make some changes. If you notice that your sperm is clear, then here’s what to do:

  • Change Your Diet: Start consuming foods that are less acidic and that contribute to healthy sperm levels. Specifically, eat foods that are rich in zinc. Zinc-rich foods include beans as well as many other plant-based foods. Consuming overly acidic foods can cause you to develop a low sperm count, which will affect the color of your semen. Changing your diet will not only solve this problem, but it will also make you healthier overall. Aim for about 15 milligrams of zinc per day for maximum effectiveness.
  • Change Your Lifestyle: Start getting more exercise and learn how to manage your stress. Stress can have negative impacts on your hormone levels, and can lead to reduce sexual performance. When you’re stressed, your body doesn’t produce as much sperm as it normally does. It will also help to stop smoking and drink less alcohol since both can influence your sperm quality and numbers. Finally, maintain a healthy weight. Use a BMI calculator to determine what a normal weight range is for your height.

If you don’t produce enough semen, or if the quality of your semen is low, then it will be harder to get a woman pregnant.

Bottom Line

To summarize, the main causes of clear semen are retrograde ejaculation, ejaculating too frequently, low sperm count, and lack of sexual maturity.

If you’ve had your symptom for a week or longer, and it isn’t going away, go see a doctor. They may be able to pinpoint what’s causing it as well as what you can do about it.

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