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.
What does semen smell like? Reasons for different smells
Very many things about the male human body are a mystery. Penises, why? Those tiny nipples, what?! But dip beneath the hairy surface of a man's skin, and even more mysteries await, hiding away in his male depths. While usually contained, safe and sound inside of the body, semen is a fluid most people eventually come into contact with but also do not know very much about. If it weren't for Samantha Jones calling attention to the phenomenon of funky spunk in the " Easy Come, Easy Go " episode of Sex and the City in , women the world over may have lived in quiet misery, forever perplexed by the unpleasantness of the male sex fluid.