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Why Was My Orgasm Dry? Retrograde Ejaculation's Causes and Treatment

It sounds awkward, but this condition is painless and harmless—unless you're trying to conceive.
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Illustration by Jaelen Brock

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A common cause of so-called dry orgasms, retrograde ejaculation can also cause fertility issues.
For men with retrograde ejaculation, the big O is accompanied by the big 0—as in no semen.
Here's what it means when nothing comes out.
It may feel unpleasant, but a dry climax is usually no reason to panic and is often treatable.