Precum is made mostly of water, plasma, and mucus (a lubricating substance). It is generally not as thick as semen. It contains around 20 calories, and is made up of small amounts of essential nutrients including Calcium, Citrate, Fructose, Glucose, Lactic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium, Protein, and Zinc.
Precum and semen contain nutrients because they travel a massive distance in the vagina while attempting to fertilize an egg (1). Precum can also help with lubrication upon insertion during sex.
The short answer is yes. There are a few things that you can do so that your body produces more precum.
Here are a few ways that you can produce more precum:
Keep reading and we'll cover each approach in more detail.
Before diving into how to create more precum, it's worth discussing what it's made of and how it's produced. In addition to a variety of common nutrients, precum is primarily made of water. Water is the #1 ingredient of pre ejaculatory fluid by volume.
Being that water is the #1 ingredient, drinking more water is the best thing you can do to increase the amount of precum that your body produces. This goes for both making more semen, and for making more precum. Giving your body the liquid it needs will help you produce more liquids, like precum.
Aside from drinking enough water, there are vitamins and supplements you can take to increase precum volume as well as semen volume.
As mentioned, precum is mostly made of water. It also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. A few of the nutrients present in precum are:
These are relatively standard nutrients, so if you're concerned with eating precum, don't worry! It's safe.
Precum comes from the Cowper’s glands.
The Cowper’s glands (otherwise known as bulbourethral glands) are a pair of pea-shaped glands found near the urethra and just beneath the prostate. They are responsible for emitting fluids during ejaculation.
It's normal for your body to produce Precum. It’s a part of being a healthy human being, able to reproduce.
The main purpose of precum is to act as a natural lubricant during sexual intercourse.
Another function of precum is to clean the urethra from leftover urine and prepare it for semen, so that you can impregnate the person you’re having sex with.
You see, sperm and urine both travel through the urethra; however, urine is acidic while semen is alkaline.
So, if there would be no precum to prepare the urethra, your semen would not survive in the acidic environment.
It's no secret that orgasms feel great.
One thing that isn't well known, though, is that producing precum leading up to an orgasm can feel very good in itself. This is due to two things:
The amount of precum the body releases depends entirely on the individual. On average, men may produce anywhere few drops to over 5mL of pre-ejaculate. In many cases, you may not notice any at all, though there is likely some present during masturbation or sex.
Studies have suggested that more pre-ejaculate and ejaculate are produced during sex than during masturbation, so your method of arousal likely plays a big role in how much precum you produce.
There's a cult following behind a supplement combination called the Holy Grail of Cum. This supplement stack typically contains the following ingredients:
These dietary supplements have been proven to do various things, including improving prostate health, reducing risk of BPH, promoting sperm health, and more.
Pygeum in particular is a popular ingredient for these purposes. Here's a video explaining more about what pygeum is and it's role as a sexual health supplement:
A well known side effect is that more precum and cum are produced when these supplements are taken. In combination with increased fluid intake, they are known to increase pre ejaculatory fluid volume in addition to semen volume. Since precum is essentially semen without sperm in it, yes, it can increase precum volume.