Dry orgasm occurs when you reach sexual climax but don't release semen from the penis ejaculate — or you release very little semen. Semen is the thick, white fluid that carries sperm. Dry orgasm usually isn't harmful, but it can interfere with the ability to father a child. Over time, many men say a dry orgasm feels normal. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.
What is a dry orgasm?
Dry orgasm: causes, treatments and effects on fertility
Men who have dry orgasms reach climax but do not ejaculate any semen. Most men still feel pleasure when they climax. However, dry orgasms can be troublesome for men who would like to father children. Sometimes, men have several orgasms in a short period of time. They ejaculate semen at first, but eventually, the amount of seminal fluid may decrease.
What to know about dry orgasms
While they may be alarming, depending on the cause, dry orgasms are usually nothing to worry about. However, this may be an issue if you are trying to have children. Dr Roger Henderson looks at what causes dry orgasms, what you can do about them and when you should be concerned:. A dry orgasm is what happens when a man reaches a sexual climax but does not ejaculate, so no fluid emerges from the penis. It is also sometimes known as orgasmic anejaculation and some men get worried by this if they think it is due to a prostate problem.
Have you ever had an orgasm, but failed to ejaculate? Depending on the cause, dry orgasms can simply be a temporary occurrence or last permanently. Read on to learn more about why they happen and what this may mean for you.