Dry Release and Male Organ Pain -- Understanding Retrograde Emission

Male organ pain is something a man wants to avoid; a powerful release in which fluid pours forth from the male organ is something most men desire. A man with the condition known as retrograde emission is denied the burst of fluid and may suffer from minor member pain. Finding out if a man has retrograde emission is essential both for getting a clear picture of the state of his male organ health and for making any future family planning decisions.

What is retrograde emission?

Most men aren't familiar with the phrase retrograde emission, but many have heard of a dry release. Both are synonyms for the same condition in which a man gets off (solo or with a partner), goes over the top and yet releases little or no fluid.

Not every release in which there is little fluid is actually a dry release. For example, if a man comes several times in a limited period of time, his final release may contain only a small amount of fluid. However, if a man consistently produces little fluid when releasing, then he may have retrograde emission.

Why does dry release happen?

Understanding this requires a refresher course on the male reproductive system. Seed are made in the male reproductive sack. They travel through the vas deferens tube to the prostate, where they are thrown in with other fluids to create fluid. From there, the fluid typically goes into the urethra and travels up and out of the male organ as a man releases.

Normally, when the fluid leaves the prostate, a muscle known as the bladder neck muscle tightens up so that the fluid doesn't go into the bladder instead. If a man has retrograde emission, this muscle malfunctions; it doesn't close properly, so some or all of the fluid enters the bladder instead of the urethra. A man still experiences pleasure when this occurs, but most or all of the fluid has entered the bladder rather than exiting through the urethra. Later, when the man urinates, the fluid (mixed in with urine) will exit the body.

What causes dry release?

There are several things that can cause dry release, including:

1. Diabetes, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury, all of which can bring about nerve damage that weakens the bladder neck muscle.

2. Surgery to the bladder neck muscle or to the prostate.

3. Some medications, especially some that treat high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate or mood disorders.

What are dry release symptoms?

Fortunately, this is a pretty easy one to identify: consistent emissions in which there is little or no fluid. In addition, a man may find that his urine is cloudy if he urinates soon after the act.

Finally, if a man and his partner are having trouble conceiving, retrograde emission may be to blame.

Although some men experience minor male organ pain due to dry release, most do not. The bigger problem is often the effect it has on a man's ability to impregnate a woman.


Most men with dry release take no action to correct it (unless it is abnormally painful or is effecting efforts at conception). Those who do wish to correct it generally either must stop taking medications that may be contributing to the problem or begin taking medications that can address the issues (such as nerve damage) that are causing it. If the cause of the condition is prior surgery, there may not be a treatment that can improve the situation.

Regular care

While there are no surefire techniques to avoid dry release, it is important to ensure that the male organ is as healthy as possible in any event. Caring for the package includes a good diet, exercise, and staying hydrated; and men who are serious about male organ health should consider using a first rate male organ health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). While natural soothing ingredients such as shea butter can alleviate soreness, dryness, and other issues related to daily wear and tear, men should also make sure that the cream is rich in potent antioxidants like vitamin D and alpha lipoic acid in order to maintain optimum male organ health.

Visit for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.