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What is ejaculation?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
In porn, ejaculation is the big pay-off to all of a man's effort in the sack -- the "money shot," if you will. Like the size of his penis and the hardness of his erection, ejaculation can be a source of pride -- or, if things go awry, frustration -- for men. Sure, ejaculate, which contains sperm, is critical for conception. But if you're not trying to get pregnant, it can seem like nothing more than a sticky mess.

In the simplest of terms, ejaculation -- the release of seminal fluid from a man's body -- is the byproduct of his orgasm, the conclusion of a successful session of sex, either alone or with his partner.

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