Post # 1
Sorry, this is so gross, but I have seen many other men’s stuff in college and it was always kind of watery, or creamy-ish. My husband’s semen is seriously one solid white glob when it comes out. Like if it was on a vertical surface it wouldn’t drip, it would just hold together and stay there. Has anyone else seen this? I am worried maybe it is too thick for the swimmers?? When we do the deed it seems like it stays up their for like 24 hours before it finally gets liquidy and comes out… He is a super healthy, very masculine type of guy. I just have NEVER seen semen like this.
Post # 3
Oh my lord. I think the only person who can give you a definat answer is a doctor. Not that theres anything wrong with him but maybe it can effect it. Maybe its whats he’s eating or drinking? I think adoc can help you out better than us.
Post # 4
@MrsZapatos: Sounds like he is dehydrated?? In any case, only a doctor can give you actual information. Good luck!
Post # 5
@MrsZapatos: How often is he ejaculating? It sounds like it could be almost a little bit clogged up. If he’s going getting it out once a week, more frequency might help it be less concentrated. But yes, I would ask a doctor like PP said.
Post # 6
@HannahGrace: +1. I have definitely notice a difference when DH is not drinking enough water. OP, how much water does your DH drink a day?
Post # 7
I’ve noticed a difference in SO’s is much thicker when he eats alot of protein?? I have no clue if this relates to your case, as it sounds like it is always like this with your husband. The protein thing is just something I heard somewhere, I have no medical facts to back that up.
Post # 8
Well he ejaculates most days of the week. We are vegetarian, so I would say we both eat fairly low protein. As far as the hydration… we do live in the desert and he has a physical, outdoor job. So maybe he is chronically dehydrated : ( He drinks alot of water, we don’t do soda or really any other liquids besides a little rice milk or beer/wine here and there. I just wondered if anyone else had seen this before. I’m not to worried yet, as we have only been trying a couple cycles. It is just whenever I happen to see his “stuff” I am like, “OMG, that is so weird”. He says it has always been that way though, (he is 34).
Post # 9
If you are concerned about being able to conceive together, I think you should have him get his semen tested. I don’t *think* the thickness/consistency is necessarily related to fertility, but you might feel better if you find out one way or the other? If you’re worried. Chances are everything is fine, though.
Post # 10
I heard that thicker parts in a mens ‘stuff’ is like food for the sperm… haha pretty gross but it’s all normal and just helps them survive longer????
DH’s is normal colour which then turns see-through after a few seconds but according to Embarrasing Bodies this is normal.
Post # 11
@MrsZapatos: I have no experience with thick semen, but I agree perhaps going to the doc to do a semen analysis is not such a bad idea. It’s always good to get the doc opinion and save on added stress to the already stressful TTC. Best wishes!
Post # 12
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It’s probably fine, and my guess is that your body temperature helps keep it motile. Part of sex involves uterine movement that puts your cervix into optimal position to “dip” into semen, too, so it will facilitate direct contact itself (weird, I know). But, if you have difficulty conceiving, you can always get it check out at the doctor — this isn’t necessarily something that they’ll do unless you’ve been trying for a while first.
Post # 13
DH’s stuff is pretty thick too, not quite as thick as your description but close. I got KU the second month trying (and we totally missed my o the first month). I wouldn’t be too worried until a few cycles go by with no luck!
Post # 15
AHHHH HAAAA!!!! Thanks lovecacti !!
Post # 16
@lovecacti: lol! My thoughts exactly