Updated: JANUARY 23, 2015
Cowper’s glands are a part of the male reproductive anatomy, which, when aroused, produce a clear, viscous, salty liquid called pre-ejaculate. The two glands, each about the size of a pea, are located under the prostate gland.
Cowper’s glands may also be referred to as bulbourethral glands.
More About Cowper's Glands
Cowper’s glands secrete the pre-ejaculate fluid that helps neutralize the environment of the urethra, making it a more hospitable environment for sperm travel. Although there is no sperm in the pre-ejaculate fluid, sperm left in the urethral bulb from previous ejaculation can be picked up in the pre-ejaculate fluid and carried out.