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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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5:44AM PST on Nov 24, 2014

healthy stuff..!!!

6:23AM PST on Nov 2, 2014

Yes, the craziest fact of all: sex = babies!

1:48AM PDT on Oct 20, 2014

Live long and prosper

1:35PM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Number 6: Why does semen lose its white color, turning almost transparent, the older you get?

8:38AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

cheap toothpaste

1:30PM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

?

1:52AM PDT on Sep 7, 2014

Thank you

5:24AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

More info than needed here.

12:01AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

I cant believe I clicked on this..lol ...calling Crest in the morning I'm wondering what's in my whitestrips

5:14AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

I hear sugar cane juice also makes sperm taste better (for those that enjoy ingesting).

Thanks for sharing.

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