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Normal semen


Updated May 29, 2014

Normal Semen

  • The Look: Semen is usually a cloudy white or grey fluid. Following ejaculation, semen may thicken to a jelly-like consistency. Within 30 minutes, it typically becomes runny and clear. The thickening and liquefaction are thought to be important to reproduction.

  • The Smell: A chlorine smell in semen is normal.

  • The Taste: Slightly sweet due to a high content of fructose. The taste of semen tends to change slightly from person to person and may be affected by diet.
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