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.
Sept. 01, 2020
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