The arousal process in a man is associated with the transition of the penis to an erect state, which is the key to successful sexual intercourse. Discharge from the penis during erection is considered a physiological norm and is necessary to create a favorable environment for the release of sperm. In some cases, a change in the nature of the mucus and the appearance of atypical signs indicate a disturbance in the functioning of the genitourinary system and can be associated with diseases. Every man should know where the boundaries of the norm end and pathological manifestations begin in order to take timely measures to eliminate health problems.
Why mucus is formed
Under normal conditions, discharge in men when an erection occurs is associated with the formation and release of pre-ejaculate, a transparent viscous liquid in a small amount. This has nothing to do with premature ejaculation and the purpose of the lubricant is to neutralize the acidic environment in the urethra and vagina.
Nature has established the purpose of sexual intercourse is the fertilization process and certain conditions are necessary for the normal movement and maintenance of sperm. It is to create an optimal environment that a transparent secret is assigned. A small amount of semen is contained in the pre-ejaculate, which should be considered to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
Mucus secretion occurs during erection during foreplay with a partner, with spontaneous night and morning arousal and masturbation. The second purpose of the pre-ejaculate is to lubricate the mucous membrane of the urethra to facilitate the release and passage of spermatozoa, so that the ejaculation process is not accompanied by unpleasant and painful sensations.
Therefore, the discharge during erection of a small amount of moderately viscous and completely transparent mucus is absolutely normal, indicating the proper functioning of the genitourinary system and a good level of potency.
Normal discharge from excitation
The erection is accompanied by the release of pre-ejaculated mucus, directly from the ejection of semen, and even in the secretions there may be a small amount of constantly produced secretion produced by the gland near the glans, smegma.
Physiological norms are determined by the nature and amount of discharge, their physical indicators, as well as the absence of painful and unpleasant sensations in the urethra and on the head of the penis.
- Pre-ejaculate- it has no color, is transparent, practically odorless and has a consistency of medium viscosity. Its discharge is not accompanied by pain, does not cause discomfort and does not interfere with intercourse. The amount of jelly-like mucus directly depends on the degree of arousal, the more lubricant is present before the onset of intimacy, the stronger the erection and the brighter the sensation during orgasm.
- Semenit is a product produced by the sex glands and normally begins to stand out at the height of arousal with a full erection. Contains sperm, protein structures, biologically active substances. Normally the color ranges from white to milky, the consistency is moderately viscous and has a specific odor. The amount largely depends on the nature of the man's diet, the degree of his sexual activity and the frequency of intimate contacts. Sperm is expelled during ejaculation from the urethra and its advancement facilitates the presence of lubrication. After ejaculation, the erection weakens and disappears under normal conditions.
- Smegmait is released constantly and accumulates in the folds that cover the glans, so a small amount is contained in all secretions: lubricant, urine and sperm of a man. It is a fatty substance with a whitish tint, rather thick and dense in appearance. The release of smegma increases when wearing tight underwear, rare water procedures, with errors in nutrition. It is a habitat and reproduction of bacteria, so it must be removed regularly. Subject to personal hygiene, smegma is almost invisible and does not cause discomfort to a man. When erect, it enters the lubricant and seminal fluid, changing color and consistency.
Under normal conditions, all erection losses are physiological in nature, do not cause discomfort and do not cause concern in men for the appearance, color, smell and quantity. Problems arise when structures with atypical characteristics begin to emerge.
A man should be alerted to the appearance of an unnatural type of discharge:
- change in color, the formation of shades of green, yellow, dirty gray may indicate the presence of pathogenic bacterial flora;
- lumps, granularity, the appearance of clots in the form of white flakes indicate the possible presence of sexually transmitted diseases;
- blood in the urine or semen is a bad sign and may indicate the presence of lesions or the progression of cancer;
- impurities of pus absolutely accurately indicate inflammatory processes in the genitourinary system;
- pain, burning, discomfort, unpleasant smell and itching are detected both with skin lesions and infections, and with non-observance of basic personal hygiene;
- increased discomfort when urinating is often associated with the development of a large inflammatory process.
It is risky to look for the cause of the change in the composition of the secretion from the penis on your own. A man needs to see a doctor as soon as possible to conduct a thorough diagnosis and eliminate the source of the problem.
It is forbidden to start taking drugs, especially from the group of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory drugs, to eliminate symptoms. Such actions will erase the clinical picture and change the laboratory test data, so future treatment will become ineffective and last a long time.
Discharge indicators within normal limits
A man can independently assess the degree of correspondence of the discharge during arousal and the occurrence of an erection. The main evaluation criteria are the absence of a strong unpleasant odor and impurities, transparent or whitish shades, moderate density.
With small deviations from the norm, it should also be taken into account that the nature of normal discharge depends on the frequency of sexual intercourse, with rare connections, the amount of secretion increases. The norms for the amount of fluid released depend on the degree of excitation, and are also determined by individual characteristics. The spicy smell of erection discharge does not always indicate a disease. Eating salty, smoked and spicy foods can cause a change. The presence of bad habits in a man reduces the amount of fluid released during an erection, and also worsens the biochemical and biological indicators.
Parents of adolescents should prepare future men for the fact that at this age nocturnal erections and emissions will begin, which will be accompanied by secretions. This is normal, it shouldn't cause any anxiety or fear, and it has nothing to do with the boy's forbidden actions.
The presence of normal discharge during the onset of erection in men is a kind of indicator of health. It is important to understand the boundaries of the norm and, in case of alarming deviations, to promptly consult a doctor. In no case should you self-medicate.
Independent attention to one's health and the state of the genital area includes daily hygiene procedures, compliance with safety measures for intimate contacts and, ideally, avoiding casual relationships, timely treatment of inflammatory diseases and elimination of foci of infection in the body, as well as preventive visits at least once a year.