Let’s get one thing straight: there are certain aspects influencing the force and volume of your ejaculations that are fixed.
Age is one of those immutable aspects.
The fact of the matter is that ejaculations decrease in intensity and volume as we age. Things just start getting wonky down there when you hit 50. What used to be a money shot machine has now been reduced to sputtering out a pathetic dribble. Genetics is another, and there’s nothing you can do to reverse the sands of time. Neither is it plausible at this point to mess with your genome structure so that you can explode like Peter North. Some factors are just determined by the luck of the draw.
Anyhoo, here are some of the tips we’ve gathered so that you can ejaculate as close to a porn star as your age and genetics will let you. We hope they help you in your quest to hit your best money shot.
1. Curb the alcohol consumption
We get it, alcohol is a useful social lubricant and it helps loosen up the nerves. But the truth is that alcohol can seriously hamper, if not totally torpedo your sexual performance. Alcohol is known to reduce sperm counts and ejaculate volume, apart from making it nigh impossible to get erect. And if you do, delayed ejaculations may be experienced—or a total lack thereof. Beyond a modest glass or two of red wine, if you must—just lay off the alcohol.
2. Keep it cool down there
Your testicles need to be in temperate weather. Heat kills sperm and shuts down sperm production. That’s not what you want to happen. Your balls need to maintain a lower temperature than your body temperature to produce quality sperm. Therefore, avoid activities that put your balls in literal heat before doing the deed. Avoid steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzis, hot car seats, and extremely tight whities.
3. Eat right
What you put into your body is responsible for what comes out of it. That includes your ejaculate. Therefore, consume more testosterone-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant-boosting foods. Antioxidant-rich foods help boost ejaculate volume and overall sperm health, which does wonders for your fertility.
What you eat is also responsible for how your ejaculate tastes, or so the anecdotal evidence goes. Nothing to lose by switching things around and eating more of what makes your spunk taste better, right? Pineapples, mangoes, and oranges have been said to make sperm taste sweeter, whilst foods like poultry and red meat give it a more gamey, stale flavor. Mix and match and ask your partner what works best.
4. Always stay hydrated
Eight glasses a day to keep the doctor away—and maximize your ejaculate’s spray. Semen is, after all, largely composed of water, and sitting around less than adequately hydrated will have your bodily fluids come out more like a leaky ceiling than Old Faithful. Par for the course for your ejaculate. Drinking two to three liters of water a day keeps your bodily processes running at optimal function, so remember to hydrate every so often.
5. Reduce your caffeine intake
Coffee is a prerequisite for many of us who have it as our perk of choice. However, it may leave a bad taste in your partner’s mouth. Try antioxidant-rich green tea for a change, and lay off the excessive cola consumption as it may interfere with sperm production.
6. Quit smoking
Smoking, much like caffeinated beverages like cola and coffee, may impart a bad taste to your semen. Moreover, smoking cigarettes has already been linked to cardiovascular disease, which may manifest itself in erectile dysfunction, apart from reducing sperm production. Quit the cigs and you’re one step closer to better overall health (and better ejaculatory function.)
7. Move your body
You have one body—use it or lose it. Exercise is critical for boosting ejaculation size and frequency. Muscles in disuse atrophy and grow weak. The same is true for your pelvic floor muscles, which are essential for optimal ejaculatory function. Problems with your pelvic floor muscles may result in problems with ejaculation. Learning to control your pelvic floor muscles can improve your ejaculations immensely.
8. Get adequate amounts of quality sleep
Sleep is so underrated. Sleep is necessary for healthy immune function, weight management, stress relief, and improved emotional health. Adequate amounts of sleep also reduce the likelihood of contracting serious chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. If that won’t sell you on getting 8 hours of sleep a day, then maybe this will: sleep helps maintain adequate testosterone levels—the hormone responsible for a host of your sexual characteristics, including libido, energy, sperm production, and ejaculation.
9. The benefits of abstinence
Your reproductive system can use a break every now and then—and abstinence may be a helpful tool in restoring your ejaculatory functions. Taking time off between masturbation sessions and engaging in sexual activity with your partner may help your prostate gland reload with seminal fluid for more explosive money shots.
10. Take a supplement
Our knowledge of supplements is based on the existing medical studies on infertility in men. Folic acid and zinc sulfate appear to help increase sperm count. Meanwhile, amino acids like L-citrulline, L-arginine, and carnitine have been correlated to improvements in semen quality. It also stands to reason that these fertility-boosting supplements may help boost your ejaculate volume. You can get your share of these sperm-boosting nutrients from dietary sources like whole grains and nuts, or by taking a supplement altogether.
Getting the most out of your ejaculatory function is one of the important facets of enjoying satisfying sex life. But in the end, it’s worth remembering that what we see on film or on the internet doesn’t necessarily constitute what actually happens in real life—each of us performs at our own levels—and comparing yourself to someone a porn star may not be all too good for your mental health over the long run. Learn to take it in stride and with a little dose of perspective—love yourself and love your ejaculate, big or small, voluminous or not.