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Offline dawnamber

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Swallow! It's good for you
« on: April 08, 2020, 06:49:46 AM »
Loved this article.

It’s a valid question many of us have asked ourselves while getting intimate with our S.O.: Is swallowing worth it? And then the follow-up question is virtually almost always: But what are the health benefits of semen?

Now, you’ve probably already heard that semen is packed with protein. But it turns out the health benefits of consuming semen go far beyond that.

If it doesn’t totally gross you out and you’re up for it, here are the six health benefits of semen.
Semen is a natural anti-depressant

I know sex in general can put a 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.
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.
Think of it as 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.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2015 and updated June 2018.



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Re: Swallow! It's good for you
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 07:15:40 AM »
And now I’m imagine the test setup for this study, and what possibly could have been written on the flyer looking for test subjects.

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Re: Swallow! It's good for you
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 07:25:00 AM »
So that helps explain why guys goes to sleep after sex- after all when we cum it drips back down onto our cocks thus getting absorbed back into our skin transferring Melatonin back to us, which affects us faster than females! :emot_rotf.gif:

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Re: Swallow! It's good for you
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 10:23:29 AM »
So that helps explain why guys goes to sleep after sex- after all when we cum it drips back down onto our cocks thus getting absorbed back into our skin transferring Melatonin back to us, which affects us faster than females! :emot_rotf.gif:

Actually, no...

The reason that men fall asleep is related to the refectory period that happens after ejaculation and is ultimately related to increasing the chance of pregnancy.

Studies have shown due to the shape of the penis, it is actually a very good device for semen removal, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3128753.stm.  Now thinking in evolutionary terms, a male would want *his* sperm to be the one to fertilize a female's egg, so if a female had sex with multiple males, being able to remove their semen and replacing it with his own would be a good thing.

The problem is, if a male continues sex immediately after ejaculation, he would be removing his *own* semen, which would be counterproductive since the first ejaculation contains more sperm than subsequent ejaculations.   So, to combat this, a refectory period evolved where a man couldn't get erect after ejaculation for a period of time, and during this time, whatever sperm were there would be well on their way to fertilizing any available egg.  Falling asleep also allows for the deposited sperm to go to work.

Now, before anyone says 'but I can sometimes continue an erection after sex' sure, it happens.  But it's not the norm.

Isn't science amazing!
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Re: Swallow! It's good for you
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 05:03:58 PM »
(about 3 percent of US RDA)

So what you're telling me is that I have to cum 34 times for her to receive her DAILY dose of what she needs?

It's a big job, but somebody's gotta do it I suppose.

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Re: Swallow! It's good for you
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 07:07:06 AM »
OK-- I buy all this-- but none of this explains why after ejecting a teaspoon or 2 of liquid I have a raging thirst requiring 12-16 ounces of water.