The seminal vesicles and the prostate gland are part of the male reproductive system and they play important roles in the production and storage of semen.
The seminal vesicles are two small glands located behind the bladder. They produce a thick, sticky fluid that makes up about 60-70% of the semen. This fluid contains nutrients, enzymes, and other substances that help to nourish and activate the sperm.
The prostate gland is a small, muscular gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It produces a clear, milky fluid that makes up about 20-30% of the semen. This fluid contains enzymes and other substances that help to protect and activate the sperm.
Both the seminal vesicles and the prostate gland work together to produce semen, which is the fluid that carries the sperm during ejaculation. The semen is ejaculated into the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body, and then out of the body through the penis.
It’s worth noting that both the prostate and seminal vesicles can develop issues such as infections, inflammation or cancer, which can affect their function and may require medical attention.