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

Originally published on bedsider.org

278 comments

Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINIabout a year ago

Funny but interesting article.

Michael H.
Michael H.about a year ago

All I know is that the penis needs vitamins and nutrients to remain healthy and strong. This is why I use a penis health creme every day. The one I use contains Vitamins A, B5, C, D and E.... and things are looking better, feeling smoother and functioning properly as a result.

QA W.
QA Watteabout a year ago

lol why

Nicolai L.
Nicolai L.about a year ago

time to maraud some spermbanks >:]

Franck R.
Frank R.about a year ago

Wow

Pablo B.
Pablo B.about a year ago

I need some guidance for this article. It seems to be an ode to swallow. Of course everyone with his own.

Pablo B.
Pablo B.about a year ago

I need some guidance for this article. It seems to be an ode to swallow. Of course everyone with his own.

Paul Lundbohm
Paul Lundbohmabout a year ago

I told my girlfriend semen was a fat burner now I'm late for work everyday.

Carol M.
Carol M.about a year ago

Hahaha some of the comments....
Some of us actually like it..

Suzanne Serio
Suzanne Serioabout a year ago

TMI