Does His Fluid Matter When TTC?

Does it matter how much seminal fluid comes out of your guy when he ejaculates?

Okay, okay …

I know this is TMI …

But, this was part of a question I received from an avid subscriber.

So it must be something that needs to be addressed – right?

So I will address it.

The amount of his seminal fluid does not matter.  However, the quantity and quality of the sperm inside that fluid does matter.

Some women may think that more ejaculation fluid means that all is well with the sperm.  There are plenty of them, right?

Not necessarily.

The seminal fluid is only enclosing the sperm, but semen and sperm are different.

The semen is the entire fluid.  The sperm are the little swimmers that need to make it to fertilize the egg.  The health and vitality of the sperm is what matters.  And a larger number of sperm helps too.

This is why it’s important to get a semen analysis – either from your doctor or from an at-home kit like this one from Fairhaven Health –  Sperm Check Fertility Test

You may be thinking like the friend who contacted me – larger volume of semen means all is well with his sperm count.  This may not be so, and in many cases it can be resolved over a few months (more on that in a future post).

I recommend this at-home test for the privacy and accuracy it provides as well as its affordability. (Plus, they offer free shipping.)  Sperm Check Fertility Test

2 thoughts on “Does His Fluid Matter When TTC?

  1. Hi Sally,

    Your emails & ebook has help me immensely. It’s beautiful to know there’s still selfless individuals such as yourself. I’m 40 yrs old & been through 1 IUI that resulted in an ectopic pregnancy :(. Two years prior got pregnant on my own but suffered a miscarriage. I’m desperate now, my mom tells me to just give up. The Reproductive Endocrinologist couldn’t find anything wrong. I’m overweight but since have lost 16 pounds 194 pds & mild PCOS. I’m currently taking about 1000-3000mg of Maca, primrose, vitex (tincture 40 drops), prenatal vitamins, & about to start Inositol & Ubiquinol (CoQ10). My menses is way off but for the past 2 months my cycles have been 38 days. Taking my basal temp does not vary much (so I stopped). CM nothing like when younger cant even tell now. Have notice an increase sexual desire (maca ?). Really don’t know what to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Simply can’t afford infertility treatments.

    Many Thanks,
    (From the bottom of my heart)

    Laura 🙂

  2. Laura – It sounds to me like you’re on the right track with your supplements. Just stick with it, as it could take 3-6 months or even a year to get your body properly balanced. I know you don’t want to wait that long, but it does typically take a bit longer with advanced age as well as certain issues like PCOS. However, I believe the supplements you’re taking will help you to be successful.

    Make sure your husband is also taking maca to help improve your chances and that you’re getting your intercourse timing right each month. The increased sexual desire is probably due to the maca.

    So, to summarize – Continue what you’re doing. Make sure to get the intercourse timing right each month. This would mean using OPK’s and having intercourse once the test is positive, then the next night, skip a night, and then one more try. If OPK’s don’t work properly for you due to your PCOS, I would suggest you get a fertility monitor. It cost around $200, but it’s worth it to help pin-point your ovulation. You can read more about fertility monitors here –

    Timing is very crucial, especially with older couples.

    Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have further questions, concerns, or victories to share.


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