How can I increase the volume of my ejaculate? What factors determine how much comes out?
Upping the quantity of semen that is ejaculated seems to be a near-universal male concern -- and there are a number of reasons underlying this. For many men, it is a matter of confidence; a large volume is associated with increased libido, fertility and sexual prowess.
Yet, this desire stems from more than simple vanity. Increased volume translates into increased potency (the more sperm, the better the chance of impregnation) and increased pleasure (the larger the volume, the greater number of pleasurable muscle contractions).
So what are the factors that determine how much comes out? To begin with, there are those elements that play a role in all other matters of the body: heredity, age, diet, and overall health. While the first two are obviously out of your control, dietary adjustments can improve the volume of your ejaculate.
Amino acids such as L-arginine and L-lysine, zinc, and the Horny Goat Weed plant are all said to help up quantity, as is increasing your daily fluid intake.
An overall state of fitness is usually accompanied by good blood circulation, which can also help ejaculation.
Frequency of sexual activity also contributes to volume -- although only to a certain degree. If you abstain for a day or two, you'll certainly produce more sperm than you would ejaculating every few hours. But any longer than this one- to two-day timeframe, and you won't see much of make a difference, as semen reservoirs will have stopped building a supply.