Watery Semen


Have you been ejaculating quite often in the last few weeks and noticed that your semen seems watery? Have you been panicking over the consistency of your semen? Do not worry. It is not a matter of being so anxious?


Your frequency of ejaculation determines, as a primary cause, the texture of your semen. Normally, sperms take several months to get matured in your testicles. If you ejaculate more frequently in a day, through intercourse or masturbation, your testicles might not produce enough sperm to make the semen white and thick. It results in lesser number of sperms being there in the semen and it becomes watery fluid.

It is normal?

You do not have to worry about the quality or quantity of the semen being discharged from your penis unless you do not discharge at all. The thickness of semen does not have anything to do with your fertility. And, the standard amount of ejaculation for men is approximately 3-4 ml. But, even if it is less than 1.5 ml, it is normal. That means, even if you discharge a teaspoonful of semen, it is absolutely fine.

You can father a child even with the least amount of semen because many other factors count apart from the consistency of semen. And, this is good news for masturbators. You do not lose your potential to become a father just because of frequent ejaculation at some point of time.

Also, men have an impression that the thicker semen is better. But, that is not true. The thickness of semen may vary every time you ejaculate. The sperms are little swimmers that can make their way up to the eggs of the female.

One more important thing you must understand is that if you notice a fluid coming out of the penis while you are aroused sexually; do not mistake it for semen. It is precum or pre-ejaculate that is produced by bulbourethral glands or Cowper’s gland. It is there at the tip of your penis to provide lubrication while having sex. Many men think of this fluid as watery semen. However, it does not contain sperm every time.

What factors contribute to the consistency of the semen?

  • Among other factors, diet is an important factor that determines the texture of your semen. You may observe watery semen if you do not consume the required amount of essential nutrients. For instance, protein is believed essential for making semen thicker.
  • As stated before, the thickness of semen depends on how often you ejaculate. If you ejaculate very frequently in a day, it does not give enough time to the sperms in your testicles to produce or mature. This means you will have lesser sperms in your semen and you will see it as a watery liquid.
  • If due to any other reason, like testicles being kept at very high temperature, the sperms are not produced in your body, you may see watery semen coming out of your penis. Very tight clothing sometimes raises the temperature of your testicles, particularly when you exercise. The low count of sperms is also responsible for watery semen.

In general, there is not much to worry about watery semen. However, you might need to seek doctor’s advice if you experience pain during ejaculation along with watery semen.

What you need to worry about?

  • Semen normally smells like chlorine. If you notice any other unpleasant smell other than normal, it may indicate an infection.
  • Other than smell, if you notice odd colors or blood in the semen, there is something to worry about.
  • If you notice too less semen coming out, it may be because of blockage in the seminal vesicle or ejaculatory duct. You must have an idea about the normal volume of semen you ejaculate usually.
  • If the amount of semen is too low, it may also be the result of a medical condition known as retrograde ejaculation. This condition makes the semen flow back to the bladder rather than come out of the penis. It may happen because of diabetes, prostatic infection, and other medications.
  • If you feel dehydrated for a long time, your semen may turn thick. However, it is a temporary condition. You need to worry only when you see that the semen is clumpy also. It happens because the testosterone levels are abnormally low. If you see that this condition does not change for several weeks, you should see the doctor.

Keep checking the color of the semen than its consistency

You already know that the semen should be white or off white in color and it should turn clear and runny in 30 minutes. Any change in its color is not a good sign. If the semen is reddish, there might be some problem in prostate.

If the semen is bright red or brown in color, it may be a result of the bursting of a blood vessel in the prostate. In such a case, the color should return to off white in a few days. But, if it does not happen, it may be the result of infection, trauma or cancer. You must consult a doctor.

Also, yellowish or greenish semen also indicates infections. If the color is prominent, STDs like gonorrhea may be the cause. You need to take prescribed antibiotics to cure this infection.


    • If you have had a fertility check to see that he has a low sperm count, then it may be harder to get pregnant. If what you mean is that he produces a small quantity of semen, then it probably isn’t going to be a problem. I wouldn’t worry about it. Most couples will conceive within the first year of trying, so relax and give it time.

    • There may be a variety of reasons why you have watery semen. It would be best to try to determine what is the cause of your symptoms. After your determine the cause, then you can determine the treatment. For now, it would be best for you to speak with a medical professional. Best of luck, Johny!

  1. I have been masturbating alot then my semen turns watery even though i have started a good diet that contains protein and healthy food and stop masturbating for almost 25 days but it stills watery so what can i do please help me

    • It seems like you may have commented twice on this one. I have to approve each comment individually, so it may take a bit for your comment to appear. If you do not see it right away, do not worry because you will. Read through my initial response and let me know if you need any more help. Thanks for commenting!

  2. I have been masturbating alot for 3 years then my semen turns watery . though i have started a good diet that contains protein and healthy food and stop masturbating for almost 25 days but it stills watery so what can i do please help me

    • It probably isn’t a problem unless there is an infection causing it. You can go to your doctor to be tested. If you don’t have an infection, then it probably isn’t anything to worry about. Relax!

  3. Hi, I’m mostly radical in mastumasturbating I can do it every 2 days or 3 days. However for the past week. It looks like my semen is growing thinner. Do I have any problem

    • It is probably not anything to worry about. This can just happen sometimes. Obviously, you should still get yearly exams from your doctor to ensure that you do not get or share sexually transmitted infections. If you have recently had your physical exam and no new sexual partners, you probably do not have anything to worry about.

  4. Hi’ I am trying to concieve with my girlfriend for the past 3 months and nothings happening also usually when I ejaculate the sperm just runs out of her so I’m a little confused on why could you help?

    • That is actually quite normal. Some of the sperm may leave her body, but others will still try to fertilize the egg. There is actually just a one out of four chance that you will conceive on any month of having unprotected sex, so it may take a bit. About 85 percent of couples conceive within the first year of trying, so just be patient. If you are not able to conceive within the first year or two, then you may want to go to the doctor to make sure that there is not a medical condition or other problem limiting your fertility.

  5. From last 1 week I am experiencing pain in my testicles. Now the pain is 80% reduced automatically but when I m masturbating watery semen is coming out and the color is white. Before this pain I was masturbating once in a day. But this time I did after 2days. Is there any problem?

    • The watery semen might not be a problem, but the pain in your testicles is a concern. If you have not recently gone in for a check up, you should make an appointment with your doctor to be checked out–and make sure to mention all of your symptoms while there.

  6. hai,my husband have a low sperm count. sperm count is 2mgl and motility is 10 percentage. he have diabetes. that time semen is watery and thin. now his sugar level is normal.now his semen is thick and White. his problem was now solved or not

    • His problem may have been solved. It is certainly possible for changes to occur. It would be best for him to take care of his body. If he manages his health, then it may be possible for his sperm count to raise. He may want to speak with a fertility specialist at this time. Best of luck, Sugan!

  7. Hi, i am 32 year old male. My concern is i am ejaculating watery semen always..i stop the masturbation for 15 days and observe the semen still it is watery and also having itching and rashes around my testicles and scrotum. I could not able to become father for last 4 years. Looking forward to your valuable recommendations

    • If your semen is watery and you have not ejaculated for the past two weeks, then you may be experiencing medical symptoms. If you have not been able to conceive for four years, then it is clear that you may have fertility problems. Speak with a medical professional and run some tests. Medication and lifestyle changes may be able to help your condition. Best of luck, Arjun!

  8. Hai , Me and my wife have trying to conceive . I have low sperm count . Before 3 months my sperm have very thin and watery and now my sperm have very thick and white . If have any problem

    • If your semen is thick and white, then you have nothing to concern yourself with. Your previous watery semen may have been due to excessive ejaculation. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Have a great day, Nanthu!

  9. Hai , me and my wife have trying to conceive . But i have low sperm count . Before 3 months my spermhave very watery and thin and now my sperm have thick and white .. if have any problem for me

    • If your semen is thick and white, then you have nothing to concern yourself with. Your previous watery semen may have been due to excessive ejaculation. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Have a great day, Nantha!

  10. Ummm So I Have Been Masturbating for quiet a while now but I have stopped for 2 weeks .. I tried again lastnight and I produced watery semen .. how should I go about this circumstances should I change my diet and wear less tight clothing when I work out

    • If you are sexually aroused throughout the day and find that you have water discharge, then that may be causing your semen to be more watery. Continue to abstain from masturbation and arousal if possible. Check in another week. If you find that you still have these experiences, then you may want to speak with a medical professional about your concerns. Make any changes that you feel comfortable making. Best of luck, Zaay!

    • If you ejaculate too often during the day, whether due to sex or masturbation, then your semen will become watery. This is normal. You may want to abstain from sex for two days if you want your semen to become thicker. Have a great day, Perry!

  11. Hey, I noticed that my semen is quite watery yet also yellow-ish. I frequently masturbate up until now. I’ve experienced symptoms such as panic attacks (no longer occurs), ear buzzing (not often), headaches/dizziness (not often/no longer occurs) mood swings (no longer occurs), etc. Up until recently I have experienced pain during an erection, I feel as if this is a sign of an erectile dysfunction. What should I do and how long must I not masterbate? Is this a bad sign since I am currently 17? NOTE: I have never had sex with anyone.

    • Do not masturbate for three days. At that time, try again and see the results. If your semen is thicker, then you have been masturbating too often. Drink more water to reduce the amount of coloration of your semen. Try to only masturbate at a maximum of every three days. This will give you more energy. Have a great day, Josh!

  12. I am 19 years old now
    I have been masturbating for years without having sex.
    So I had the chance to have sex with a girl for the 1st time
    1. I didn’t feel any pleasure
    2. I couldn’t erect well.
    3. And I am afraid I won’t be able to get babies in the future

    Please can you give me the solution and causes of this problem before it is too late thank you

    • The problem is actually a normal one. Often, guys feel a lot of pressure to perform and are nervous during their first sexual encounters. If this is the case, becoming more comfortable with the girl, getting to know her better and giving it a few months of practice will probably help to cure the problem. If you do not have any problems when you masturbate, then it may just be a bit of performance anxiety that will go away as you become more comfortable.

  13. So I haven’t changed anything in my diet, and I usually master bate once a day and all of a sudden I’ve been haveing watery sperm? What could this be?

    • It could be just random, or it could be caused by an infection of some sort. You should get regular screenings for sexually transmitted infections anyway, so it may be time to schedule an appointment. While there, you can ask your doctor about your symptoms if the problem is still present.

  14. I stopped masturbation for last 20 days and when I masturbauted on 21st day I got very watery semen .
    Before these 20 days I use to get very thick semen .
    What should i do.
    I thought it is temporary so I again masturbauted 2 times on 22nd day and got watery semen

    • Continue your reduction as you move forward. This may be a sign of a medical concern. You may want to speak with a medical professional about your watery semen. Best of luck, John!

    • If you masturbate often, then you may want to minimize your sexual experiences at this time. This may help with both of your concerns. Twice a week is a healthy amount. If you find that this does not solve your problems, then you may want to speak with a medical professional about your concerns. Best of luck, Laga!

  15. My husband use to masturbate a lot when we have sex is either his dick is not up or when he ejaculate its always watery or it Neva comes at all (sperm) he went to the hospital the say his blood sugar was high bt he was given medications but still no improvement and am desperate in need of a baby

    • You may want to bring him to a fertility specialist. If he continues to masturbate often, then that may be the reason for his watery ejaculate. Speak with him about no longer masturbating. If he does not masturbate or have sex for three days, then you may try to have sex again. See if this helps. If it does not, then he needs to speak with a fertility specialist. Best of luck, Faith!

      • Most likely not. If you think that you may have syphilis or another sexually transmitted infection, you should really go to your doctor, get tested and start treatment.

  16. Please this is heart warmig and hihgly educative.
    Question:My wife and i have been tyring to conceive the past 1 year.I have done several tests and they came out ok,she has also seen a specialist and prescribed some medication to en hance pregnancy.Recently we’ve had sex once every night for 4 days,but we tried to change positions on 4th day she was on top of me coz i had problems getting an erection.Though it was’nt the strongest i got i was able to ejaculate but i noticed semen was driping out of my penis even after withdrawing but quiet clear and waterly but got concirned.Is my wife able to conceive in thi position and considering that i did’nt get a very strong erection.So we’ve decided to rest for a day.
    Please i need your advise.

    • Your wife can conceive in any position as long as you do ejaculate. Each month, there is about a one in four chance of getting pregnant if you are not using protection, so you just have to keep playing the odds and hope that it will finally happen. Good luck, Steve!


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