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Is Your Semen Healthy?

Did you know?

The color of your semen can give you some important information about your health!

 

Yup, that’s right — your ejaculate holds some secrets

So what do the different colors mean?

First of all, if your spunk is switching colors, don’t immediately freak out. A little bit of variation is normal. If you have other health stuff going on, then a change in semen color might be another symptom you should pay attention to... but if you don’t, chances are you’re okay.

Here’s a quick breakdown but, remember:

If you’re concerned about anything health related, it’s always a good idea to schedule a quick trip to the doctor and get everything checked out. 

 

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White Semen

Healthy semen should be whitish and cloudy in color. When you first ejaculate, it will be thick but will liquefy after 30 minutes. You know what this looks like, right?

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Yellow Semen

Yellow semen could be a sign that there’s a little bit of urine in there; that you haven’t ejaculated in a long time; or even just that you’re getting older. (Yup — age affects semen, too.) It can also be a sign of jaundice and high levels of white blood cells but if you’re suffering from either of those, you’ll have other symptoms as well. If that’s the case — if you’re seeing both yellow semen and suffering from other symptoms — definitely schedule a doctor’s visit! 

 
 

 

Green Semen

Green — or yellowish green — semen can mean a prostate infection. It can also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection, so definitely get this one checked out ASAP. 

 

 

Pink or Red/Brown Semen

Red/brown or pink semen means there’s a little bit of blood in there. Sound scary, but most of the time it’s not a big deal. It can be caused by inflammation from everything from rough sex to vigorous masturbation to a urinary tract infection. However, it can also signify an STD, STI, or issues with your prostate, so you’ll want to make a doctor’s appointment — just in case.

So there you have it — a super quick rundown of some of the things your semen might be trying to communicate to you.