Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions will remain anonymous. Please send your questions to tips bustle. Sounds like pseudoscience trying to get girls not to use protection. So, are there any real health benefits to sperm? So, how much of this research is reputable or meaningful?
How to Have Healthy Sperm for Maximum Fertility
Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility - Mayo Clinic
We've all heard the rumors about sperm—pineapple, hot tubs, ladies who are allergic. But what's the truth? We consulted the experts for the facts:. It's Fast and Furious, Right from the Start Get this: The first moment of ejaculation contains the highest concentration of sperm, says board-certified urologist Harry Fisch, M. It Sticks Around Longer Than You Think Sperm typically stays in your body for 48 hours after sex, however, "it can hang around for as long as five days to a week," depending on how "friendly" your cervical mucus is, says Fisch. Interestingly, cervical mucus protects sperm and helps it stay longer in the body around ovulation, when you're most fertile. That said, frequent ejaculation may lower the volume, but if he generally has a normal sperm count this shouldn't make much of an impact, she says.
Is Swallowing Semen Bad for You?
Somewhere around day 37, I had such a powerful nocturnal emission that it woke me up, and I suddenly remembered how magical ejaculating felt. The next day, it was all over: I masturbated three times and then was back to shooting my load daily. I had tried semen retention—the practice of not ejaculating for days, if not weeks at a time—after stumbling upon a Reddit thread that claimed it was a panacea. There were multiple reports of men stating it helped alleviate their anxiety, depression, poor memory, general fatigue, and other ailments.
Sometimes, when mouths and penises do stuff together, people end up ingesting semen—it's simply a part of life. Usually, it's a conscious decision. Other times, it sneaks up on you; you have nowhere to spit it out, and down the hatch it goes. But what happens when you swallow semen, anyway—besides an ensuing struggle to figure out what it tastes like? Does it have any nutrients?