Semen is released by the penis during sexual stimulation. While it may seem odd at first, it is actually quite normal for seminal fluid to have tiny clots immediately after ejaculation. These tiny clots are what make semen have a sticky consistency. Normally, semen will look like a blend of clear liquid and a white, pearl-colored liquid. The milkier color in semen is because of the sperm cells that are present.
Sometimes, your ejaculation will change in consistency or color. If this is a frequent problem, you should go to the doctor and be checked out. While some changes in consistency and color are normal, they could also be a sign of an infection or a disease that may need treatment. The best way to find out for sure is to go to your doctor and seek medical care.
Often, teenage men will have clear semen until they are sexually mature. As these teenagers age, it is normal for their semen to take on a more white color or tone. If you are already an adult male and your semen has become clear, there are several reasons why this may happen.
1. Fructose Deficiency
If you do not get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet, it can change the appearance of your sperm. This may be because of a lack of the right nutrients in your diet, or it could indicate that you are over-exercising. Stick to the recommended guidelines for exercise and make sure to each plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
2. Low Sperm Count
Medically known as oligospermia, this condition can be caused by a number of things. Protein deficiency or zinc deficiency can reduce your sperm count. You are suffering from oligospermia if your sperm count is lower than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Start by eating a balanced diet. Make sure that you get enough protein from foods like fish, dairy, chicken and red meat.
3. Insufficient Sperm Count
While low sperm count affects the general quality of your sperm, insufficient sperm count happens when you have ejaculated frequently. This could be due to multiple sexual encounters in a short time period or from frequent masturbation. If you are ejaculating too frequently (for instance, more than five times in a single day), then your testicles may have problems creating enough sperm to replace the amount that has been used. This can ultimately lead to thin, watery semen that has a clear color.
4. Retrograde Ejaculation
This type of medical condition can harm your fertility level. While there are not many treatment options for it, your doctor may prescribe imipraminine or pseudoephedrine. If you have this condition, you will release little to no semen during ejaculation. Basically, the sperm does not leave your urethra the way it is supposed to. Instead, it is released into the bladder, and your urine later appears cloudy. It is important to go to your doctor get diagnosed and treated.
5. Infertility Problems
If you are infertile, it can cause your semen to look clear. Infertility could be due to a medical condition, hormonal deficiencies, smoking, age, illness or alcohol consumption. Primarily fertility is if you have never been able to conceive a child. Secondary fertility means that you have previously conceived before, but cannot conceive again.