Yes, you read it right!
We already know how much work those suckers have to do when it comes to swimming upstream for baby-making purposes.
Little did we know that these sailors provide other amazing health perks that offer non-fertility related benefits!
So, keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to spit those little swimmers out the next time you head down to the nether regions to service your partner, as you might also be doing something to benefit your health!
Semen is mostly made up of water.
However, it also contains amino acids and protein, as well as sugars such as fructose and glucose.
Semen also contains minerals such as zinc and calcium, vitamin C, and a number of other nutrients, and if swallowed, will travel down into the stomach to be digested in the same way that food is!
To add to this, there have been some recent research developments when it comes to sperm, and the results are pretty interesting!
Here’s a list we have put together of 12 surprising health benefits of semen!
Semen Is A Natural Anti-Depressant
It is fairly common knowledge that just having sex is amazing for your body and your overall health, by releasing your body’s natural “feel good” hormone, brain chemicals that increase your overall pleasure and internal reward systems.
But, have you ever thought about sperm during sex?
Well, a recent study done on 293 female college students in Albany, New York, found that exposure to semen can actually lower one’s levels and symptoms of depression.
The study compared those females who were having sex while using condoms to those that were not.
The research showed that those who were not showed fewer signs of depression.
Apparently, semen works to antagonize depressive symptoms, and this research is consistent with evidence which suggests the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen, seminal plasma which is the fluid that contains nutrients and protection for the sperm that can be detected in the woman’s bloodstream shortly after sexual intercourse.
For example, semen is said to contain chemicals such as spermatozoa and cortisol, which are known to increase affection and elevate your mood.
This is not to suggest that everyone should go out and start having unprotected sex, just to add a little more nutrients into their diet!
Semen Improves Quality Of Sleep
Similar to the act of having sex, semen is said to improve your overall quality of sleep.
Semen is said to contain levels of melatonin, the wonderful chemical that increases relaxation and induces sleep.
It doesn’t matter if you ingest it, or if semen is injected into you after intercourse, it all ends up in your bloodstream.
While carrying those feel-good chemicals including serotonin, the best-known anti-depressant, into your body to help increase levels of happiness, relaxation, which in turn help your overall sleep patterns.
You might want to think twice the next time you are looking to catch some extra Z’s!
Semen Reduces Level’s Of Anxiety
Just as we’ve found that semen is a powerful and organic anti-depressant, combined with the levels of melatonin, semen exposure becomes a natural relaxant, which helps with reduced anxiety.
By providing an overall increased sense of well-being, it has been found to help decrease levels of anxiety in people who are prone to anxiousness as these chemicals together help to balance one’s altered fight or flight instincts.
So ladies, by swallowing a deposit of your lover’s semen just before bed, you are not only greatly contributing to your couples bonding, but also ingesting a natural stress and anxiety reliever, and ultimately the perfect sleep aid!
Semen Improves Alertness And Concentration
How many of us could benefit from better concentration levels?
Apparently, studies suggest that after several weeks of regular semen ingestion (oh boy!) natural compounds of essential proteins and enzymes needed for focus, mental energy and overall levels of awareness which are inherent in semen build-up, so that your brain is able to use them during times of high brain power demanding scenarios.
So, the next time you need to cram for an exam or have a deadline to meet- Why not dive in between the sheets with your partner!
Semen Helps Reduce Pain
Say goodbye to over the counter pain- killers folks!
Research has indicated that semen contains Tyrosine, which is a chemical that gets converted into adrenaline, and as we all know when our adrenaline levels are raised, we feel less of what’s actually going on around us, including pain!
Semen also contains levels of Dopamine, also known as the “feel-good” chemical that gets released into your brain when you are “high on life”.
Similar to that of adrenaline, when we are “high on life” it is easier for us to forget about any kind of pain, physical and emotional.
Lastly, research as shown that semen also contains Beta-endorphins, which are known to us as natural painkillers which also aid in lowering anxiety!
The less we are panicking (as happens during high anxiety levels), the lower the chances are that the brain gets sent the “pain signals.”
Semen Helps To Increase Your Libido
It is said that simply by taking part in the act of sex more frequently, will increase a woman’s sexual appetite!
According to Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical professor and obstetrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, having sex increases a woman’s vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity, all of which makes sex feel better, thus making you crave more!
Semen, however, also contains Arginine, which is an amino acid that increases blood flow and blunts pain (helping if a woman is not as lubricated as needed).
Additionally, the act of a man depositing his semen either orally or vaginally is an erotic experience for most.
There is no doubt that a man donating his semen to his lover weekly or even more regularly will bring a couple closer together!
Semen Is The Ultimate Multivitamin
Move over woman’s daily Multi!
One teaspoon of semen is said to contain over 200 proteins and a number of other helpful vitamins including, vitamin C, vitamin B12 and zinc, lactic acid, magnesium, Ammonia (a natural disinfectant), Blood-group antigens (from the immune system) and Calcium, just to name a few!
However, the amounts of each vary with age and the overall health of the male, but there tends to be a sufficient amount of zinc in most men, which is known as a natural antioxidant!
So, yes, of course, you can go pay for pharmacy sold multivitamins, but why not indulge in a health teaspoon a day, naturally provided by your significant other!
Semen Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
A recent study states that by simply swallowing the magic juice on a regular basis, you can lower your blood pressure significantly.
Women who choose to swallow their mate’s sperm during oral sex often have a lower risk of getting pre-eclampsia which is explained as a complication that occurs during pregnancy and results in super-high blood pressure!
Semen Can Aid In A Healthy Pregnancy
Speaking of pregnancy, we found research that suggests that ingesting semen will help prevent or decrease the severity of morning sickness if it is swallowed the night before.
Swallowing semen is also said to reduce the risk of miscarriage due to immune system rejection (pre-eclampsia) and dangerous fever for the mother as semen contains Blood-group antigens, which aids in benefiting the immune system and Vitamin B12 which is needed for the proper function of nervous system and metabolism, builds stamina.
The presence of prostaglandin found in semen is said to help the woman provide higher quality breast milk from the male human-specific compounds, such as prostaglandin.
There we have, not only is semen helpful in making a baby it also helps in the process of birthing a baby.
Semen Increases Energy Levels
Semen contains a natural source of creatine, which is known to increase energy, as well as the formation of muscles and helps to burns fat.
By increasing your metabolism and fat burning process, your body increases it’s energy as well to burn all of those calories into energy!
In fact, many female athletes are said to have recently started to increasingly ingest semen and are seeing benefits that previously could only come from steroids.
For competitive athletes, an increased regime of daily consumption research says it has rendered advancement and also provided positive health results.
This natural source of human metabolized compounds, such as Testosterone, Tyrosine, Creatine, Fructose and Vitamin B12 is also legal and definitely “performance-enhancing.”
Lowers The Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Okay, so here is one for all the guys donating their super juice!
While there are a lot of health benefits for those who are ingesting semen, it is as much a health benefit to the men releasing it!
The act of ejecting semen is beneficial to men as well!
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association who reported that “high ejaculation frequency was positively related to a decreased risk of total prostate cancer.”
Essentially, this means that whether you do it alone or with your partner if you’re ejaculating on a regular basis, you’re lowering your chances of getting prostate cancer later in life!
Suddenly the term “release your demons” takes on a new meaning.
Semen Can Help You Live Longer!
Well, maybe not exactly, but studies show that semen is, in fact, a natural age-defying!
Semen contains Spermidine, which when in your blood repairs and strengthens your body against “Autophagy” which is the scientific process that we all call aging, at the cellular level.
Essentially, by having Spermidine in your bloodstream, every cell gets a face-lift, and your body as a whole wins the struggle against “death by natural causes” for longer.
As we’ve already established, semen also contains sufficient levels of zinc which are known to help in the ever-popular anti-aging process!
Studies have found certain levels of ergothioneine which is known to help protect the skin from DNA damage, sulphur which is a mineral that helps in smoothing skin, and Urea which helps treat skin for issues like psoriasis, xerosis, onychomycosis, ichthyosis, and eczema.
Ingesting semen is essentially like having a day at the spa without spending hundreds of dollars!
Perhaps we should take note of this and trust in mother nature to provide us with everything we need organically.
After all, we do so when eating fruits, vegetables and grains!
Specific sexual behaviours involving a man’s ejaculated semen may be considered erotic to some, but unappealing to others.
The choice is ultimately a personal one, and it is all relative to each couple, but while many women have an aversion to certain sexual acts and bodily fluids, this information could prove to be beneficial to our overall health!