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5 Crazy Facts About Semen

5 Crazy Facts About Semen

If youíre getting it on with a guy, youíre dealing with semen. Why not get to know it better?

1. Mood
There are a ton of mood-enhancing chemicals in semen and the vagina can absorb them. Cortisol increases affection. Estrone and Oxytocin elevate mood. Prolactin and Thyrotropin-releasing hormones are natural antidepressants. Melatonin helps regulate sleep. And Serotonin makes you feel happy. But please donít try to fight depression with it. It doesnít quite work like that.


2. Flavor
Smoking can make semen taste bad. Eating too much cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, garlic, onions, meat, curry, and fish can make it taste bitter or salty. Even coffee and beer can throw the taste off.

To make semen taste better, a guy should drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables, especially pineapple, celery, watermelon, apples, kiwi, cranberries, blueberries, plums, parsley, and papaya.

3. Calories
A man will ejaculate about 18 quarts of semen over his lifetime and the average volume per ejaculation is about one teaspoon. That amount contains approximately 5 to 25 calories. And 300,000,000 to 500,000,000 sperm! (Another reason why you should use birth control every single time you have sex.)

4. Smile
Semen contains zinc and calcium, both of which prevent tooth decay. But donít use it to whiten your teeth. Thatís a myth and it wonít work.

5. Babies
When a guy ejaculates, the average speed of his semen is 31 mph and it shoots about 7 to 10 inches. Semen contains sperm. Sperm can live up to 5 days in your body. When his sperm reach your egg, itís possible to make a baby. If youíre not ready for a baby, there are lots of birth control options for you.

And remember that semen can carry HIV and STIs. Before he lets loose, have a talk about your HIV and STI status, and make sure your birth control is fully functioning too.

Related:
The Power of Semen
Male Birth Control Gel?
Could Semen Boost Your Mood?

Photo Credit: Jeremiah Roth

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7:58AM PDT on Aug 21, 2015

Interesting, but eating semen is simply NOT my favorite activity, sorry.

3:07AM PDT on Aug 18, 2015

Jesus no wonder I'm depressed and having insomnia since I stopped getting laid

1:48PM PDT on Aug 8, 2015

Your article stated that smoking and certain fruits and vegetables made semen taste bad then preceded to recommend a remedy of fruits and vegetables. Make sense much? LOL Anyway, even if a man is clean eating and living it will NOT make his semen magically taste like caramel tart or chocolate milk. It will still be semen with a fresh oyster taste and if you don't like salty snot, then you'll never get used to the taste. Yuck!

8:22PM PDT on Aug 4, 2015

Good and interesting information.

6:16AM PDT on Jul 19, 2015

Really! I'm not stupid enough to drink semen and catch God only knows what!! Is this all you can come up with to write about?? Disgusting!

7:02AM PDT on Jul 12, 2015

I have never learnt this in my entire life! This is a great info and I believe this will make this "topic" more pleasing to hear, read or even talk about. . . though some will feel it awkward to accept these "melo-scientific" facts about the "S" in men. . I find it educational & informative. . . thanks! another info added into my personal "book of knowledge" :-)

12:16PM PDT on Jul 10, 2015

Do we need to know this? I don't think so. It is just some reasons/specious comments that a guy would tell a womanl to encourage her to give him oral sex.

1:18AM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

thanks for sharing

1:17AM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

interesting comments

3:40PM PDT on Jun 26, 2015

Thanks for the info ...very interesting and useful

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