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What type of odor does semen have? What causes the smell?

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Dr. James Krick
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In brief: Semen

The characteristic odor of semen is caused by a chemical known as spermine.
The substance is quite common in nature and is found in a variety of plants (hence, the semen-like smell in the yard or garden in the spring). It was named spermine because it was first isolated from semen

In brief: Semen

The characteristic odor of semen is caused by a chemical known as spermine.
The substance is quite common in nature and is found in a variety of plants (hence, the semen-like smell in the yard or garden in the spring). It was named spermine because it was first isolated from semen
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