There are so many things we know about the male reproductive cell and at the same time, there is a huge amount of info we still need to find out about the seminal fluid. Well, it seems that everyday something new is discovered about sperm.
Well, there’s a good reason researchers pay extra attention to this fluid: without sperm, the world would be a sad and lonely place, wouldn’t it? With that in mind, check out the following cool things about sperm.
1) Sperm and Semen
While many people use the word sperm as a synonym for semen, the truth is that sperm cells are only one part of the seminal fluid. Since we all talk about sperm as it is the man’s come, with everything that’s in it, I will use this word until the end of the article.
However, you should be aware of the fact that besides the sperm cells, which are created in your testicles, your semen contains other substances as well, and without them, this liquid…would be a lot different than it is.
2) People Use It in Cooking
After you get over your shock, you can start checking out Paul ‘Fotie’ Photenhauer’s book called Natural Harvest – A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes. I am sure you don’t need any more info about it since it is obvious what this is all about.
Some probably believe this is a fantastic discovery, while others might freak out thinking this is the first step towards eating each other. OK, this might be an exaggeration, so pardon my imagination. However, you drink milk and you also eat beef, don’t you?
3) Weakened by Sunscreen?
Since summer is coming, you might want to know that researchers at the University of Copenhagen found out something interesting: sunscreen lotions can be pretty bad for your sperm! Well, the filters that are usually used to absorb the ultraviolet light can actually affect male fertility.
While the fact that chemicals affect our well-being might not be a surprise, this discovery is confusing. So, should you use sunscreen and protect your skin from cancer, or should you risk frying your body but protect your future kids from nonexistence?
4) Happy Wife, Happy Life!
From now on, when you think about making your partner happy, you can think about how sperm can help too. And no, nobody is talking about the effect semen has for her skin, but for her level of happiness. It seems that when you come, she becomes happier.
What I am trying to say is that sperm can prevent depression in women since it contains serotonin. As you probably know, this is a chemical known for helping people maintain their mood balance. A low amount of serotonin triggers depression.
So, women who have unprotected sex are in a better mood than the rest of them. That is weird. I wonder how many of these happy women have STD’s?
5) Sperm Is Good for… Her Fertility
What if I told you that sperm can actually trigger ovulation? There have been studies that connected sperm with ovulation and this can only be good news. It appears that the female brain responds to the protein in the sperm. In that moment, other hormones are released and the ovaries free an egg.
Does this seem hard to understand? Well, don’t worry about it. You just have to…come!
6) Baby, It’s Cold Inside
There are some men who heat their testicles above 108 degrees Fahrenheit in order to make themselves sterile. Do you think they are crazy? Well, what if I tell you that this is actually working?
Your nuts are normally 7 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the rest of your body. Yes, your balls function like a fridge keeping the sperm cold. It needs to be this way in order to be fertile!
These are just some of the facts we already know about your sperm. While these are interesting aspects, I am sure that there is a lot more to find out about the fluid that plays a crucial role in creating life. Feel free to tell us more interesting things about sperm by commenting in the box below.
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