7 Things No One Ever Told You About Male Bodily Fluids

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The thing about bodily fluids is that no one ever wants to talk about them. Whether it's sweat, saliva, urine, or blood, it all tends to make people change the topic fairly quickly. But when it comes to male bodily fluids — and bodily fluids in general — there are definitely a few important things to know, as well as a few interesting facts to keep in mind.

"When we think about males and fluids, the first thing that comes to mind is often semen," Alison Macklin, vice president of education and innovation at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and author of Making Sense of "It", tells Bustle. "Semen is created using sperm from the testicles and nutrients, like proteins, from glands within the male reproductive system. When they are mixed together, they make semen."

Amazingly, a male will make about 14 gallons of this fluid in their lifetime, Macklin says. Count this as an interesting bodily fluid fact. And then consider the others that can be present during sexual activity, Macklin says, especially in terms of how they can impact your health. Read on for the things no one ever told you about male bodily fluids, according to experts.