Upping the quantity of semen seems to be a near-universal male concern. A huge com shot increases the man’s self-confidence and is associated with increased libido, fertility and sexual prowess. But a bigger ejaculation is much more than simple vanity. Increased volume translates into increased potency (the more sperm, the better the chance of impregnation) and, even more important, increased pleasure (the larger the ejaculation volume, the greater number of pleasurable muscle contractions).
So what are the factors that determine how much comes out? To begin with, there are those elements that play a role in all other matters of the body: heredity, age, diet, and overall health.
While the first two are obviously out of your control, dietary adjustments can improve the volume of your ejaculate. Amino acids such as L-arginine and L-lysine and zinc are all said to help up quantity, as is increasing your daily fluid intake. This is where pumpkin seeds fit in. But pumpkin seeds are not the only way you can improve your semen production : as a rule, eating fruits and veggies and avoiding fast food will do miracles for that !
Moreover, a good overall state of fitness will improve blood circulation, which in turn will help increase ejaculation. Physical exercise causes an increase in testosterone release, which also has an effect of semen production. Finally, keeping fit will help you prevent accumulating excess fat. Indeed, body fat transforms circulating testosterone into estrogen (via a process called aromatazation) : this explains why fatter men tend to be more zen… and why they tend to ejaculate less.
Finally, frequency of sexual activity also contributes to volume, but only to a certain degree. If you abstain for a day or two, you’ll certainly produce more sperm than you would ejaculating every few hours. Abstinence for more than two days, won’t make a bigger difference, as semen reservoirs will have stopped building a supply.
This discussion takes for granted that your body is working optimally. If you have a severe disease of if you are taking certain treatments (chemotherapy being the more obvious one), your ejaculation volume will drop. On a less dramatic scale, certain men will suffer from a drop in testosterone over time (andropause does not exist as menopause does for women however : this hormonal drop is an individual problem, not a systemic consequence of aging like women experience) and this too will lead to a drop in ejaculatory volume. If you have noticed a negative change over time, especially a striking one, you should discuss with your doctor and see with him if, at the very least, your testosterone levels and thyroxin levels (from thyroid gland) are as they should.
Adapted and improved from askmen.com