Semen is an interesting fluid. It is the stuff that shoots from the penis to fertilize an egg, which can eventually grow into a baby. It’s pretty powerful stuff when you think it about it. Human bodies are just straight up amazing.
But, did you know that both swallowing semen and having it inside the vagina can be beneficial for your health? There are all kinds of tales out there about how people put semen in fancy face creams to sustain skin’s youthful appearance etc. etc. We’re not really sure if this is true, but we do know some other fun facts about semen that may interest you.
Obviously you don’t have to swallow after a blow job (or whatever sexual act you do that may result in semen being in your mouth). You can do or not do whatever makes you feel most comfortable or turned on. If you prefer your partner pull out after intercourse or condoms are your primary form of birth control, it’s your prerogative.
This is simply some fascinating information on semen and its surprising health benefits. Here are 3 major facts about sperm that are mind-blowing.
*Before having unprotected sex of any kind, be sure to have an honest conversation with your partner about their reproductive health to prevent the transfer of sexually transmitted diseases.
Semen is full of protein and vitamins
Ingesting semen is basically like eating a steak, followed by a trip to the local juice shop for a vitamin booster and then coming home and popping a multivitamin. It is packed with protein and nutrients. Whether or not this will keep you vibrant and youthful forever is iffy, but it has a lot going for it.
According to Women’s Day it contains a ton of your daily vitamins including: vitamin C, calcium, chlorine, citric acid, fructose, lactic acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin B12 and zinc.
The amount of vitamins in a single ejaculate can vary and may change with age, but this is pretty sweet news.
It can help you sleep
Science is so weird and interesting. Did you know that semen contains melatonin? This is the chemical your body releases when it’s time to go to sleep—a natural sleep hormone. You may have seen it in capsule form at your local pharmacy.
You can either ingest semen by swallowing it or allow it to absorb through the vaginal canal to reap the benefits. We know orgasm can help you sleep, but semen is an added bonus.
Semen can lower depression
It’s possible that having semen released inside the vaginal canal can reduce depression.
In a study of 293 female college students, it was found that those who used condoms were more likely to show signs of depression. Now, we’d like to quickly point out the obvious in this particular context: It’s irresponsible to tell young women that not letting a guy come inside them will make them less depressed. You know what would make anyone feel depressed? Getting an STI or having an unplanned pregnancy while in college. OK, rant over.
That being said, there may be some link to the chemical makeup of semen, absorption into the female body, and depression. When semen is released into the vaginal canal, it is boosted into the bloodstream very quickly. The vulva and vagina are mucus-rich and highly absorbent. It’s sort of like getting a booster shot of the nutrient-rich benefits of semen. Whether this actually can reduce depression is still unclear.
There have been a few other findings when it comes to semen and health. A 2003 study showed that swallowing semen on the reg during pregnancy can lower your risk of preeclampsia. This is a condition that results in high-blood pressure and can be fatal. So, it’s safe to say that sperm is pretty rad.
Again, that is certainly not a ploy to pressure anyone into giving regular head during pregnancy … though giving and receiving oral sex is amazing and both partners should be getting head (not just the menfolk).
Go forth and take what you will from this information. If you makes you want to ingest more semen, or have your partner come inside you more often, you do your thing. Salutations, ladies!