There is a  myth many men believe that releasing more amounts of semen is considered “Manly” but the facts don’t suggest the same.

There is no real connection between semen volume or ejaculation force with testosterone levels, erectile capability, virility, sexual competence, or fertility.

The prime contributors to the semen volume are the internal organs behind the prostate gland. Therefore, semen value has nothing to do with manhood.

Since sperm enters the semen through different channels leading out of the testicles, their numbers are almost independent of the semen volume. So, the high volume ejaculations have a lower sperm count due to the dilution. 

Hyperthermia is a rare condition where a person produces more semen than average. It generally doesn’t affect a person's health negatively. If you’re concerned with Hyperspermia consult a doctor for a better understanding of the condition.

What is Hyperspermia?

Hyperspermia is a condition when a man releases more semen than usual. Semen is a fluid ejaculated by a man during orgasm. It contains sperm and fluid from the internal organs behind the prostate gland. 

So the high volume ejaculation leads to lower sperm count because of the dilution that sometimes might affect a man’s fertility. Moreover, in certain cases, a man can still become the father of a child with a lower sperm count. 

However, an average sperm count ranges from 15 million milliliter sperm to 200 million per milliliter of semen. 

If the sperm count is less than 15 million milliliters or 39 million milliliters per ejaculation, it is considered low. A lower sperm count is also known as Oligospermia.

Hyperspermia doesn’t cause any harm to a man's health, but you can consult a doctor if that worries you. 

Processes like IVF and ICSI can help get your partner pregnant in case you're planning for a baby. 

Symptoms of Hyperspermia

  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Delay in ejaculation
  • Higher sex drive
  • Feeling weakness after the intercourse
  • Yellow-colored sperm discharge

It is advised to consult your doctor to understand the symptoms better and receive treatment accordingly.

Causes of Hyperspermia

The actual cause of Hyperspermia is yet to be found. However, it is observed that Hyperspermia can be caused due to the following conditions. 

  • Using particular medications
  • Infection in the prostate
  • The gap between sexual activities
  • Using Pills to increase sex performance
  • Taking steroids
  • Consuming high fiber and protein-rich food

Diagnosis for Hyperspermia

Here are some of the tests that are done to find any abnormality that might cause any health issues or infertility:

  • Physical examination

This test is done to identify if there are any lumps, swelling, or hardness present in the testicles. This is done to touch and feel your testicles to find any abnormality. You can self-examine, or your doctor will perform the test.

  • Hormone test

A blood test determines whether you’re producing enough male hormones and testosterone. A relatively low testosterone count can lead to infertility. 

  • Semen analysis

In this process, the doctor will ask you to collect semen in a cup. Later the sample will be sent to the lab, and the technician will observe the sperm count, movement, and quality of the sperm.

  • Imaging test

An ultrasound is done on your testicles and other reproductive parts of your body to observe any problem that can contribute to infertility.

Treatment for Hyperspermia

Although Hyperspermia is not a serious condition, get it checked if you're concerned, it can be treated with the following treatment procedures.

  • Medication

 Medication such as estrogen-receptive blockers is suggested to improve sperm count.

  • Sperm retrieval technique

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA), a method of Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) is performed by inserting a needle in the testis to extract fluid and tissue using a vacuum (negative pressure).

The tissue is then processed, and the extracted sperm cells are used for performing Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where the sperm is injected directly into the egg, or an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure, where multiple eggs and sperms are stored in a Petri dish to fertilize. 


Taking care of your own health, what you do, and what you shouldn’t do is not always easy. Many men who are concerned about their sexual health refuse to communicate about it, even with their partners.

It is understood that there is too much information available, but finding out what suits you the best for your overall health can help you ease the burden.

Health problems are normal, and so is sexual health. So there is absolutely no shame in taking medical help if you're worried about your sexual health.

Seeking medical help is not only going to help you to be aware of the condition but also help you take precautions or treatment to avoid any health complications in the future.

Hyperspermia is not a serious problem, however, if you're concerned about it, it's better to consult your doctor and get the help you need.


1. What is the typical sperm count per ejaculation?

Ans: An average sperm count ranges from 15 million milliliters to 200 million per milliliter of semen. If the sperm count is less than 15 million milliliters or 39 million per ejaculation it is considered low. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

2. How much sperm count is required for fertility?

Ans: At least 15 million sperm is required for fertility in a single ejaculation. A lower sperm count in an ejaculation might create challenges in getting pregnant.

3. Is Hyperspermia harmful?

Ans: Hyperspermia is a rare condition that usually doesn't harm a person's health. In case it leads to infertility procedures like IVF and ICSI will help in conceiving a child. 

4. What are the downsides of Hyperspermia?

Ans: Hyperspermia generally doesn’t cause infertility in men. However, the high level of semen volume might dilute the sperm count and can lead to infertility. Get it checked by your doctor for a better understanding of the problem.

5. How long can sperm be detected in a woman?

Ans: Sperm can live inside a woman's body. Inside a woman's body can live up to 5 days. Even if you have sex a few days before your partner ovulates, there is a chance that they might get pregnant.

6. Where is sperm collected?

Ans: The sperm is collected at a licensed laboratory, hospital, or fertility center.

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Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson is a New York based Health Specialist Writer who completed his graduation from Syracuse University back in 2015. His writings were published in the top Healthcare brands in the United States.

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