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image showing Precum Pre ejaculate is lubricating fluid secreted by Cowper's gland. Precum is not semen


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Last updated June 24, 2014

What is precum

Click to see picturePrecumLiquid coming from penisPrecum pre-ejaculate is liquid coming from Cowper’s gland. This pre-ejaculatory liquid is not semen.

Pre-ejaculate is watery colorless slightly sticky fluid that oozes out of penis during sexual excitement. Pre-ejaculate is not semen. People often get scared and immensely worry due to the wrong belief that semen has discharged before sexual intercourse.

Precum is not semen

Why does precum come

  • Nature has designed the discharge of pre-ejaculate to act as lubricant.
    In both male and female such watery discharge happens when sexually aroused. Sex means friction. What a smart way thing? God has designed this lubricating fluid called pre-ejaculate to come out at the beginning of sexual activity.
  • Pre ejaculate also acts as acid neutralizer. The acidity in urethra due to urine and the acidity of vagina are neutralised by precum.
  • Precum has a role in coagulation of semen.

Importance of precum

Pre-seminal fluid is lubricant as well as acid neutralizer.
When you wear a condom this pre-ejaculate is not available for lubrication. So all condoms manufactured now come with lubricant in it. This shows how necessary is pre ejaculatory fluid for enjoyable sexual act.

When does precum come

This pre-seminal fluid or pre-ejaculate or pre-ejaculatory fluid or Cowper’s fluid comes during sexual arousal. This may be when you are sex chatting or doing foreplay.

image showing Precum Pre ejaculate is lubricating fluid secreted by Cowper's gland. Precum is not semen

Click to see bigger picture Precum Pre ejaculate is lubricating fluid secreted by Cowper’s gland. Preejaculate is not semen

Other names of precum

Other names are pre ejaculatory fluid or pre-ejaculate or pre seminal fluid or Cowper’s fluid.

From where does precum come

Cowper’s gland (see in the picture above) secrete watery fluid. Bulbo urethral glands (Cowper’s glands), glands of littre release this watery fluid. Preejaculatory fluid is also called precum or pre ejaculate. This is not semen.

Can precum cause pregnancy

Some evidences have shown that pre-ejaculate does not contain sperms. (Study by Killick SR, 2011)
A study by Jones, R.K., Fennell, J., Higgins, J.A. and Blanchard, K. (2009) shows that precum does not contain sperms and in fact coitus interruptus or withdrawl method of contraception is as effective as condoms. This is debated. It is preferable that precum should not come in contact in or around vagina to avoid possible risk of pregnancy.

Can precum cause HIV STI

Studies have found presence of HIV (the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus that causes AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).
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peer shaikh

July 13, 2014 at 4:11 am

Im37 muje me sex karne se pahele pani jai sa cikna sa nikal ne lagta hai me sex kartahu to pani 1minat me nikal jata hai aur dhila ho jata hai 1gante ke bad thoda sa uthta hai ling firbhi 10 minat tak hota hai koi upay batao


January 14, 2014 at 6:48 am

sir mere age 18year ki hai .sir mujhe night fall ki problem byte hair.please ask me solutions name of medicine

Hamid Ansari

January 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

Mera sperm nil hai kya ap
Iska ilaj batayenge bahut parisa
Hu pleas help me

Rahul sharma

January 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

>Name: Rahul sharma
>Marital status:going to married within 1 year

>How to start problem:

when i go for my engagement on july 2013. Then i talk with my engaged wife. After talking with her i got that semen discharge automatically. After that when i talk with her on mobile phone then precum discharge during talking. Have any effective treatment to cure from precum discharge during talking.

>From when:

from july 2013 to present. i suffer from precum discharge during talking.

>What Treatment taken by me:

i take many ayurvaidik medicine like
chandraprabha vati
neo tablet
virya stambhan vati
virya sodhan vati
virya shodhan churan
dhatu paustik churan
ashwagandha churan
amla churan
confido tablet etc.

>What other problem:
nightfall at initial stage of erotic dream.
nightfall 1 time in a week .
I perform masturbation continue 3 years.
Now i stop the masturbation
some time semen or precum in urine


>I think that problem occur due to continue masturbation 3 years.

subodh kumar

December 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

sir, i am 24 years old. 3-4 sal se mere penis se liquid nikalta hai. plz give me good advice.


November 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I got some good tips from this site
Thank you very much
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rajeev kumar

November 22, 2013 at 7:35 am

my name is rajeev kumar (Name changed) meri umar 22 year hai mujhe 6-7 year se night fall problem chal rahi or mujhe 6-7 year se night fall har roz ho jata hai maine bahut jyada madicine le par koi fark nahi pada please aap kuch iss problem ke baare mein koi mdicinbatayn

suresh vispute

November 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Dearest Sir,
Myself Suresh Vispute, (name changed)I have a bad Habbit of hand practice last 8 years, now I am very weak and my sprecum contunue falling and my sperm capicity is very low. So How can I Increse my sperm and sexual power. my age is 26.


October 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

sir me bahut jyada pereshan hu plz meri help kare mere ling pal bhar me khara ho jata he aur virya nikal jata he aur night fall 4-5 se ho raha he me kese dur karu
plz medecne batay


August 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

hello sir….i am male…22 years old…havng single relationship status…i want to ask that is pre cum leads to weakness in body or makes body thin or leads to low weight…i found my face and body thin after pre cum outflow frm my body…
plzz reply


August 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

sir main jab bhi sex ke bare me sonchta hun ya blue film dekhata hun to mere penis se liquid nikalne lagta hai..plz jankari de..


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