Here’s some news a certain population is going to be happy about: Swallowing semen is healthy.
To swallow or not to swallow? That has always been the question. Yes,
swallowing is an act that some of us avoid like the plague — but it
turns out that we should probably get our gag reflexes in check. That’s
right, consuming semen really does have some serious health benefits
that goes far beyond a protein shake.
What we’re trying to say is, it might officially be time to just start doing it.
1. Semen is a natural anti-depressant
smile back on my face, but I never thought it had anything to do with
semen. According to a study conducted on 293 female college students at
the State University of New York in Albany, exposure to semen can lower symptoms of depression.
The study compared female students who were having sex with condoms
versus those who were having sex without, and found that the latter
group overall showed fewer signs of depression.
According to the study’s author, “These data are consistent with the
possibility that semen may antagonize depressive symptoms, and evidence
which shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that
can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours of
administration.” Basically, women absorb semen quickly, and thus its
benefits can be easily detected in the bloodstream.
But don’t go having unprotected sex because of this. I will state the obvious: There are still such things as STDs and you can still get pregnant despite this health benefit.
2. It helps you sleep better
Yes, sure, you’re usually worn out after sex, but that may not be why
you sleep so well that night. Semen actually contains melatonin which
is a chemical that induces sleep and relaxation. Whether you ingest it,
or receive it through intercourse, it will enter your bloodstream and
help you doze off better than most over-the-counter sleep aids.
3. A multivitamin in each ejaculation
One teaspoon of semen
contains over 200 proteins and several helpful vitamins and minerals
including vitamin C, calcium, chlorine, citric acid, fructose, lactic
acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin B12
and zinc. While amounts of each vitamin vary with age and relative
health of the obliging male, there is usually a significant amount of
zinc present (about 3 percent of US RDA), which is an antioxidant that
helps slow down the aging process. So besides exercise, sex (sans
condom) gives you a healthy dose of something good.
4. Oral sex can lower your blood pressure
A recent study suggests that swallowing semen on a regular basis can
lower your blood pressure. Women who swallow their male mate’s sperm
during oral sex often have a much lower risk of getting preeclampsia — a complication during pregnancy that results in super-high blood pressure. So semen is helpful in making and birthing a baby.
5. It lowers the risk of prostate cancer (when expelled)
So this last one’s not so much a health benefit of semen, but rather the act of semen is released. The Journal of the American Medical Association
reported that “high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk
of total prostate cancer.” This means that whether you do it alone or
with a friend, if you’re ejaculating regularly, you’re lowering your
chances of getting prostate cancer later in life. Suddenly the term
“release your demons” takes on new meaning.
6. It could be the next all-natural fire extinguisher
that’s being conducted at the Polytechnic University of Turin suggests
that the DNA in semen could be used to create flame-retardant materials.
Right now, they’re looking specifically at DNA from herring sperm cells and finding that it converts to a “ceramic-like material when exposed to extreme heat.”
The science behind it is a little intense, but simply put, the
components found in the DNA could be an environmentally friendly way to
protect fabric from flame. While this sounds awesome, I wouldn’t go
attempting the human fire extinguisher just yet.