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[potentially NSFW but really scientific] How much semen does a man produce in a lifetime?

Asked by elbanditoroso (30206points) 1 week ago

Assume that the male hit puberty at age 13 and died at age 85.

Adding it all together, more than a half gallon? A gallon?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

I believe that is a question equivalent to how much muscle is on a man. My bet is that the answer to both is: it depends on how much “exercise” the man devotes to either.

jellyjellyjelly's avatar

1–5 mL per ejaculation. Let’s estimate 1 ejaculation / day on average (some days will be zero, some days will be more than one, but maybe they average out.)

72 years x 365 days x 1 daily ejaculation = 26,280 lifetime ejaculations

So 26,280 to 131,400 mL total, or between 7 and 35 gallons.

ragingloli's avatar

I think that depends on how often a man does the deed, since, while sperm cells are produced at a constant rate, the fluid is only made during the act.
I know that in Hentai, you could probably fill a pool with a years worth of the stuff.

kritiper's avatar

I’ve heard it said that a typical man produces one ounce of fluid per ejaculation, Now assume, on average, one ejaculation every three days, or 120 per year., for 72 years. 8640 divided by 128 = 67.5 gallons.

JLoon's avatar

It’s all about potential – But I have faith.

Assuming that an average guy is highly motivated, and with the ideal partner(s), fucking or masturbating steadily 4 to 5 times per week over a period period of 50 years, the splooge product could easily approach 14 to 15 gallons, or about 56.8 liters.

So get busy. I’m pulling for you.

Demosthenes's avatar

See this is the kind of thing I’ve wondered about before too but never wanted to admit to. :P

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jca2's avatar

@kritiper: One ounce per ejaculation seems like a lot, no? Maybe more like a tablespoon.

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kritiper's avatar

@jca2 I agree. But that was the amount some so-called expert came up with. Divided by 4 gives you 16.875 gallons.

Smashley's avatar

I recall this as a bar trivia question. My estimate was off from whatever “official” number was used, by a factor of 100. It’s really all about what you decide an average amount of ejaculate per release is. We’ve got people here assuming ranges from 1 to 30 ml.

Clearly the only solution is to start a scientific inquiry of our own. I suggest all ejaculators here save what they make for a year, (keep it covered and in the fridge to reduce evaporation), and we’ll compare data in 12 months.

raum's avatar

I’m just laughing because I’m now wondering what percentage of 12-year-old boys have wondered this same thing.

Numbers quickly scribbled inside their peechee folder.

raum's avatar

Okay, I’m pretty sure I just dated myself with that last comment. Haha

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