The Truth about Semen? It is one of the most remarkable processes in nature. Starting life as a generic round stem cell, sperm will go on to form its structure (the shape we all familiar with). This is the evolution of spermatozoon: with the demanding job to fertilise the egg, therefore, activating the beginning of a new life.
What is Sperm Morphology?
This refers to the shape and size of the sperm as observed under a microscope. Sperm has a head, midsection and tail. The head shape is the most important because it carries all the genetic information and affects the sperm’s ability to fertilise an egg. The midsection supplies energy for the sperm to achieve its journey though the cervix, uterus and uterine tubes. The tail is made up of fibres and helps the sperm swim.
This is a Lot to Swallow!
Yep. there is a lot in the metamorphosis in mature sperm. What was once just a single, smooth cell morphs into a DNA loaded tadpole.
Myth or Fact? Does Food Alter the Taste of Sperm?
Fact. A man’s body is always producing new sperm, so changes in diet or lifestyle will impact the health of a future sperm. It has been researched and agreed that what a man consumes will predominately change the taste of his gizz.
The foods that are commonly claimed to improve or sweeten the taste of semen are basically foods that are good for you. One of the most common claims is that eating fruits like pineapple, papaya, and oranges will make semen taste sweeter. This may have less to do with the sugar content of the fruit itself than how certain enzymes break down and affect various proteins, like bromelian
Do All Mature Sperm Look the Same?
No! not at all. Check out the diagram below to see that there are several different types of sperm. These abnormalities can be caused by:
• Being overweight
• Heavy drinking
• Using drugs – steroids included
• Being exposed to chemicals or radiation at work.
If I Have Abnormally Shaped Sperm, am I Infertile?
It’s case-by-case really. Men with abnormal sperm morphology can still impregnate. If you’ve had a seminal fluid analysis and received your results, chat with your fertility specialist.
Is It Safe to Swallow Semen?
Yes. But if you’re hoping it’s going to help you with those gains at the gym, we are here to tell you its not. Sperm contain trace level of minerals (listed below) Semen has no carbs and no calories. Sperm will not build your muscles, or give you shiny hair. Here is a great article here that covers all the tastes in detail.
Minerals Found in Semen:
Can I Fall Pregnant If Semen Is On My Vulva?
Any risk of pregnancy is a risk if your vagina comes in contact with ejaculation. If you are using the withdrawal method, you still run the risk of pregnancy as pre-ejaculation has enough sperm to impregnate. On average, a young woman has only a 20% chance of conceiving in a month. So this percentage would be lower if semen has landed externally. What you must be careful of is using fingers or toys that have fresh semen on them. There are millions of sperm cells – and it just takes one