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does one drop of sperm counts as a ejaculation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ejaculation.: It is reported that the average volume of ejaculate for a man is 1.25 and 5.00 ml (1/4 of a teaspoon to 1 teaspoon). Timing of last ejactulation, heredity, tobacco use, diet & physical health can all impact ejaculate. So, I would assume that just as penis size can vary significantly in men, that amount of ejaculate could too.
Dr. Kenneth Licker
Urology 49 years experience
Ejaculation: If you have reached a climax and 1 drop of semen comes out, it is an ejaculation. But this would be hard to determine if the occurred during intercourse as opposed to during masturbation. If this is a one-time occurrence it is probably inconsequential, and would only be a problem if is persistent and you are trying to have children.

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At the time of intercourse I m not able to discharge sperms in quantity and organ getting loose after course of 5-10 minutes, is there any problem. Kindly advise.?

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Consult physician: Don't worry about the "quantity" of the sperm, unless there is none. A single drop is enough for conception purposes. You don't say if the penis gets flaccid before getting the orgasm or your total intercourse time is 5-10 minutes. You need to see a physician to evaluate this and other issues to find out the cause and prescribe a treatment if necessary.

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