Spermatozoa or sperm, is the name given to the reproductive cell that looks like a tadpole. Seminal fluid is the stuff that the tadpole swims in. Together they form semen. Sperm are commonly confused with semen but they are technically different from one another.
Semen also called ejaculate or “cum” is the name of the entire body of fluid that is expelled from the penis during ejaculation, while sperm is one of the many components of semen.
Although sperm may be considered the most “important” ingredient of semen because it is necessary for pregnancy, it makes up less than one percent of the volume of a man’s ejaculate.
Semen is quite nutritious and has a a lot of interesting properties. A lot of people may find the thought of drinking sperm repulsive.
For women, there are two common options: swallowing and vaginal.
For men, there’s a technique called ‘injaculating,’ where the semen is not excreted, but instead reabsorbed in your blood.
We can use the benefits of semen for various health benefits!
1. CURES ANXIETY:
Semen includes anti-anxiety hormones such as oxytocin and progesterone. It also has serotonin.
Few people realize that a strong driving force of anxiety comes from oxidative stress, which is why it often goes along with brain fog and fatigue issues.
Semen contains a lot of antioxidants to combat oxidative stress.
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2. COMBATS STRESS:
Semen contains a number of antioxidants such as melatonin, SOD, catalase, GPx, glutathione , Vitamin C, vitamin E, pyruvate, and carnitine.
It also includes hormones/peptides that are antioxidants, such as NGF, oxytocin, and progesterone .
Semen contains uric acid, which is also an antioxidant, but I don’t know if it’s in a meaningful concentration to be medically useful.
3.PREVENTS HAIR LOSS:
If the men haven’t been paying attention, this will certainly pique their interest or curiosity
Spermidine has been tested and discovered to encourage hair shaft elongation and lengthen hair growth. Spermidine has also been found to increase stem cells that lead to hair growth.
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4. SEMEN IS NUTRIOUS:
Semen is nutrious but most of the nutrients are not in meaningful concentrations when you look at each nutrient alone, but on the whole it’s pretty good.
For example, a normal semen ejaculate contains 0.56 mg of zinc, whereas the average person gets probably 20 times that in their daily diet.
However, since the body only absorbs 20% of dietary zinc, the requirements for zinc should theoretically increase by approximately 2.5 mg after each ejaculation. But, if you are injaculating or swallowing, then you are getting some of that zinc back.
Zinc serves to help to stabilize the DNA-containing chromatin in the sperm cells. A zinc deficiency may result in lowered fertility because of increased sperm fragility. Zinc deficiency can also adversely affect sperm production.
5. SEMEN BOOSTS SEX DRIVE:
Semen contains testosterone and testosterone increases libido in both men and women.
Testosterone gets absorbed through a woman’s vaginal walls and even through the act of swallowing semen.
6. INCREASE LIFE SPAN:
Semen contains spermidine, which has been found to increase lifespan.Spermidine is a longevity agent due to its ability to regulate gene expression.
Spermidine has also been found to reduce the amount of aging in yeast, flies, worms, and human immune cells by inducing autophagy.
Other good sources of spermidine include grapefruit juice and tempeh.
7. AN ANTIDEPRESSANT:
In a survey of 293 college women at SUNY Albany about intercourse with and without condoms, it was found that those who didn’t use condoms had lower levels of depression and better moods.
This is surprising because unprotected sex is usually associated with negative self-esteem and depressed mood.
Among women who “always” or “usually” used condoms, about 20% reported suicidal thoughts, but among those who used condoms only “sometimes,” the figure was much lower at 7%. Among women who “never” used condoms, only 5% reported suicidal thoughts.
Semen contains many ingredients that could be responsible for this effect.
Probably the most significant one is Nerve Growth Factor , which has potent antidepressant and cognitive enhancing effects.
Semen also includes mood enhancers such as oxytocin, progesterone, endorphins, prolactin, TRH, and serotonin