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Old 11-18-2005, 10:36 PM
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Technical term for precum?

While beta-ing some erotic fanfic the other day (as you do), a question arose - "Is there a technical term for precum?"

A quick search of some on-line medical dictionaries didn't come up with anything more than "seminal fluid" - is there a more specific term (preferably in Latin) for the liquid component of male sexual arousal, before ejaculation itself?
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:38 PM
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The most jargon-like term I've heard for it is pre-ejaculate.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:39 PM
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While beta-ing some erotic fanfic the other day (as you do), a question arose - "Is there a technical term for precum?"
Pre-ejaculate fluid. Probably not as nifty and medical-sounding as you wanted, but there it is. It's sometimes called Cowper's fluid, since it's produced by the Cowper's glands.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:49 PM
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Pre-ejaculate fluid. Probably not as nifty and medical-sounding as you wanted, but there it is. It's sometimes called Cowper's fluid, since it's produced by the Cowper's glands.
That's perfect, thanks. Pronounced "Cooper", as in William, I assume?
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:53 PM
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I've always heard it pronounced the way it's spelled: COW-perz.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:48 PM
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gleet?
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:52 PM
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Pre-ejaculatory seminole fluid? That's about as fancy soudning as you van get, I imagine.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:53 PM
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Pre-ejaculatory seminole fluid? That's about as fancy soudning as you van get, I imagine.


seminal fluid. I doubt that us males are all spewing forth a tribe of native americans from our wangs.
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Old 11-19-2005, 01:59 AM
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What the heck are Cowper's glands?

I always thought that that stuff was prostate fluid sans sperm. I hate being confused by my own sticky biology.
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:23 AM
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I always thought that that stuff was prostate fluid sans sperm. I hate being confused by my own sticky biology.
Well not completely sans hence the dubious effectiveness of the withdrawel method (even if you make it out in time).
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:32 AM
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seminal fluid. I doubt that us males are all spewing forth a tribe of native americans from our wangs.

If I ever change my screen name, I want dibs on "Seminole Fluid."
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:51 AM
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What the heck are Cowper's glands?
From here.

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Synonyms: bulbourethral glands

Definition: A pair of pea-sized glands that lie beneath the prostate gland. They produce an alkaline fluid that forms part of the semen that neutralizes the acidic environment of the urethra, thereby protecting the sperm. Men without a prostate may still get a discharge from these glands (if preserved) when sexually aroused, but not ejaculation.
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