Needing to produce a semen sample, for either semen analysis or fertility treatment use, may lead to "performance anxiety" or the inability to ejaculate. This should be no surprise when you consider all the factors involved with producing the semen sample. Often the semen sample must be produced in the fertility clinic , in a room set aside for this purpose. While a good clinic will do its best to provide a sense of privacy, it's still not your home or your bedroom. There may be some "inspirational magazines" provided, but it's far from romantic. Plus, there's the anxiety of being evaluated and the worries about a treatment cycle working.
Many men describe the experience as awkward and even a little embarrassing. Most doctors recommend you ejaculate directly into a provided sample cup and not use a condom. There are a few rules for collecting your semen sample:. Sperm does not have a long life outside of the body or in environments with fluctuating temperatures. Delays in delivering semen and exposure to various temperatures will result in lower overall motile sperm count and poor semen cryopreservation. Your semen sample should be kept as close to body temperature as possible.
A large majority of dairy cows in the US, Canada and European countries are artificially inseminated. Artificial insemination of beef cows is also popular, particularly in purebred herds. The advantage of AI over natural service is that it facilitates rapid genetic improvement by allowing use of only the top bulls.
Refrain from any sexual activity including masturbation for at least 2 days and no more than 10 days. Longer or shorter periods of abstinence may result in a lower sperm count or decreased sperm motility. A private room is available for semen collection within close proximity of our laboratory and is recommended for collection. The semen specimen should be obtained by masturbation. Alternate methods may be discussed but are not recommended.