Sperm can have many different smells, from bleachy to fishy, which is determined by many different factors, including health, diet, and lifestyle choices. There are changes you can make to help your sperm smell better or less strong. A man releases millions of sperm cells each time he ejaculates. Some people do not smell sperm, but most of us do, and there are many different smells that can go with it. The most common and normal smell of sperm is reported to be a bleach or chlorine smell. Sperm has ammonia and other alkaloids that smell like some cleaning products, which isn't the most pleasant smell but it isn't the worst smell either.
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Semen contains numerous substances that influence its smell, and your individual diet, hygiene, and sex life all play a part. Certain foods can give it a sweet scent and taste! But eating or drinking acidic substances can make your semen smell foul.
It's probably one of the last things on your mind during ejaculation , but the consistency, look and smell of your semen can be a good indicator of your overall health. We speak to consultant urological surgeon Mr John Davies about optimum semen health, and any red flags you should look out for:. We all know that semen is the male reproductive fluid, but your swimmers only contain up to 10 per cent of sperm. The rest consists of enzymes, vitamin C , calcium, protein, sodium, zinc and fructose sugar, all of which can go a long way towards telling you what's going on inside your body. Healthy semen is usually a cloudy white or grey fluid with a jelly-like consistency.