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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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9:43AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

Hmm! I know that I should make a silly comment, but a lot of this stuff I didn't know e.g. amount of sperm in a tsp. of semen. Interesting! Thanks

11:51AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015

Thank You for sharing.

8:04PM PDT on Mar 24, 2015

Semen can make a woman pregnant? Wow, crazy fact indeed. Can we add that a dog usually has four legs?

4:01PM PDT on Mar 24, 2015

Our higher power made a purpose for all things so we have to just educate ourselves what they are yep some may come as a surprise but usually for beneficial purposes

8:55PM PST on Mar 4, 2015

I hope they talk about this is sex Ed :)

12:50PM PST on Feb 22, 2015

lol, thank you for the knowladge

12:39PM PST on Feb 22, 2015

Ty

5:00AM PST on Jan 31, 2015

So swallow!

10:52AM PST on Jan 19, 2015

I did not know... very informative

9:23AM PST on Jan 18, 2015

Good to know lol

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