What Is Pre Ejaculate Fluid (Pre Cum)?

Pre Ejaculate Fluid

For many men, understanding the biological processes contributing to physical arousal can help them better understand their own bodies and their response to sexual stimulation. This particular type of knowledge can be extremely beneficial for men who may suffer from a variety of sexual health or performance conditions, such as premature ejaculation.

Pre Ejaculate fluid is a common symptom of physical arousal in men and serves a variety of purposes during the arousal phase of the male physiology, Pre Ejaculate fluid is emitted from the urethra and is a clear, viscous substance, similar in appearance to seminal fluid but quite different in terms of biological composition.

What are the Reasons it Appears?

Pre Ejaculate fluid is typically discharged from the penis during any form of sexual stimulation, be it foreplay, intercourse or masturbation. Pre Ejaculate fluid is produced in the Cowper’s glands, and the exact amount of fluid released during arousal can vary widely among men. For some individuals, the appearance of Pre Ejaculate fluid may be very rare. This in itself should not be a cause for concern, as Pre Ejaculate fluid does not directly affect a man’s ability to successfully fertilize a female egg.

Is it Normal in Men?

Depending upon a man’s particular physiology, the appearance of Pre Ejaculate fluid is entirely normal. Under no circumstances should the appearance of Pre Ejaculate fluid be a cause for medical concern, as this is typically particular fluid discharge should be expected during sexual arousal.

In some intimate situations, one or both partners may confuse the discharge of seminal fluid with the arrival of an ejaculation. Although Pre Ejaculate fluid does signal an increased level of physical arousal, it is inherently detached from the physical processes involved during ejaculation and does not necessarily signal the impending arrival of sexual climax.

Is There any Health Risk?

Although the presence of Pre Ejaculate fluid does not necessarily imply a greater risk for pregnancy during unprotected sex, men infected with HIV should be particularly vigilant if they regularly emit Pre Ejaculate fluid, as studies have shown that these emissions almost always carry HIV when their host is infected with the virus.

Because of this, doctors strongly recommend that men who may have engaged in high-risk sex or who are infected with the HIV virus use condoms at all time in order to help prevent the transmission of dangerous infections.

What Do US Sexologists Say About Pre Ejaculate Fluid?

One of the primary fears experienced by men who do emit Pre Ejaculate fluid is the risk of impregnating a partner. A number of studies have been undertaken concerning the ‘potency’ of Pre Ejaculate fluid, and the common consensus is that this discharge contains little to no seminal fluid. Pre Ejaculate fluid is also considered an excellent lubricant during unprotected sex. This may increase* physical pleasure levels for both partners.

For some men, Premature Ejaculation may be a source of embarrassment, particularly for those who emit abnormally large amounts of discharge. Fortunately, this condition can be treated with a 5-alpha reductase-inhibitor.


Although the discharge of Pre Ejaculate fluid is relatively harmless, some men may find this particular condition to be uncomfortable or embarrassing, particular if they are engaging in physical intimacy with a new partner. As with a variety of sexual issues, one of the best possible methods of alleviating unnecessary fears or concerns is to discuss sensitive issues with the individual’s intimate partner so as to ensure that both parties are aware of any present conditions and can support one another.

That being said, Pre Ejaculate fluid is a relatively harmless fluid that should not be viewed with any fear or hesitation, unless during one of the potentially hazardous conditions outlined above.

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Contributor : Mark Simms (Consumer Health Digest)

Mark Simms is a prolific freelance health and beauty writer, independent researcher with a long history and expertise of providing reliable and relatable health content for magazines, newsletters, websites including blogs and journals. He also enjoy exploring men’s and women’s health category writing articles about sex and relationships, product review and providing information on sexual health.

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