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10 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Sperm, Longevity, Good Skin, Anti-depressant |RN

By Shellie R. Warren (Xonecole)

Something that I’ve been told my entire life is that I don’t have much of a screensaver on my face. Translation — whatever I’m thinking, it shows up on my face.

Luckily, because a lot of the marriage life coaching I do happens over the phone, this isn’t an issue. I say that because whenever I hear one or both my clients say that they don’t participate in oral sex, you should see my facial expression. It’s a combination of “Huh?!”, “You can’t be serious,” and “Come here, you need a hug.”

Aside from the pleasure provided, there are all sorts of health benefits that oral sex provides. For instance fellas, did you know that a woman’s vagina contains 100,000 to 100 million Lactobacillus cells in just one gram of her vaginal fluid? That makes it the ultimate kind of probiotic, which are needed in order to keep your gut healthy, your heart strong, and your brain working at its optimal level. (The more you know!)

I could go on and on about what a woman’s womb can do for a man. But since this site is all about empowering women, let me take a few moments to share what makes sperm and semen (the fluid that carries sperm) a superpower in its own right!

Sperm is the Ultimate Multi-Vitamin

 

Let’s begin by doing a brief rundown of what sperm contains. A tiny teaspoon’s worth of sperm contains 200 different proteins, vitamins B12, C and E, zinc, calcium, citric acid, glucose, fructose, potassium, nitrogen, magnesium, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA (a steroid hormone), TRH (a mood enhancer), sodium, copper, lipids and even ammonia (which is a hint of what you probably taste in ejaculate). And that’s literally only scratching the surface!

Hopefully, it goes without saying that sperm can only benefit you if it’s healthy. So make sure that you and your partner get tested for STDs (rapid result home tests are available), that the relationship is mutually exclusive, and that you’re mindful of whose sperm you’re getting (check out “Semen Has Controlling Power over Female Genes and Behavior”).

But once you get the green light, as you can see, when it comes to sperm, it really and truly is ALL good!

Sperm is an Anti-Depressant

 

Depression ain’t nothin’ to play with. So, if it’s been a few weeks and you’re still weepy and irritable, you can’t sleep and you won’t eat, don’t “Google” a diagnosis or remedy. Make an appointment to see your doctor.

However, there is a direct correlation between women who have unprotected sex (vaginally or orally) and them feeling less anxious and being in a better mood. It’s partly due to the oxytocin, progesterone, endorphins, and serotonin that’s found in sperm.

One study even revealed that 20 percent of women who always used condoms had suicidal thoughts while only 5 percent of those who went without did.

Sperm Makes You Smarter

 

Have you ever heard of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) before? Long story short, it’s an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant group of small proteins that’s directly related to the growth and survival of your neurons (your nerve cells); sperm has plenty of these in it.

Not only do scientists believe that NFG makes us smarter, but they’ve also discovered that it can relieve symptoms related to depression and even schizophrenia as well.

Sperm is a Tooth Whitener

 

Roll your eyes if you want to, but guess what the leading cause of dingy teeth is? Not brushing is a given, but if you don’t have enough zinc in your system, that could be the underlying cause.

Guess how much zinc is in a teaspoon of sperm? A whopping 3 percent of what your body needs daily! Being that sperm has calcium in it too, a swig every now and then can strengthen and whiten your teeth too!

Sperm can Keep Your Hair from Falling Out

 

While you’re out here on YouTube trying to find natural remedies for minor bald spots, maybe all you need is some good lovin’ or a sperm scalp massage, or both. Trust me, I know it sounds crazy but, thanks to the polyamine compound known as spermidine (which is all up in semen), science also attributes sperm to minimizing hair loss. The connection is this — when spermidine is active in our system, it works to increase stem cell growth and also lengthen our hair shaft.

If nothing can convince you to rub some semen on your head, foods that are high in spermidine include green peas, white potatoes, and chicken. (You’re welcome.)

Sperm is Good for Your Skin

 

Speaking of spermidine, it’s also really good for your skin. That’s because it’s also got tons of antioxidants that help to fight wrinkles, prevent acne, and even out your skin tone. Plus, spermidine contains proteolytic enzymes. Do some Googling on those; they are some of the most powerful exfoliants on the planet!

Does that mean I’m slick trying to talk you into a — cough, cough — facial? I’ll totally leave that to your discretion. But it couldn’t hurt. Just sayin’.

Sperm can Prevent Preeclampsia

 

Here’s something that just might surprise you. Did you know that oral sex can lower your blood pressure? Since sperm also contains the natural stress hormone cortisol, along with a good dose of melatonin, they work together to keep your blood pressure stabilized.

This is really good info if you’re pregnant because there’s solid data to support that if you swallow sperm in your third trimester, it can lower your risk of developing preeclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy).

Sperm Makes You Hornier

 

Yeah. I’m pretty sure you’ve heard men say something along the lines of, “Once you start, you’ll get in the mood.” Whether they knew it or not, there was actually some truth to that. Since sperm contains the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone, once you get extra dosages into your system, especially testosterone, it can definitely boost your sex drive.

Sperm is a Sleep Agent

 

Having a hard time getting to sleep? Hmm…what was it that Salt (of Salt-N-Pepa) once said? She said her man could knock her out with one shot for the rest of the night, right? If they were having unprotected sex, that very well could be true!

As I mentioned earlier, melatonin (a hormone that regulates wakefulness) is present in sperm. So, if you’ve been having a few sleepless nights, rather than going out and getting a melatonin supplement, save your coins and have sex instead. The sex workout combined with the sperm you’ll receive should be all of the sleep assistance you need!

Sperm Can Make You Live Longer

 

And finally, if none of the other benefits I just shared convinced you to take some sperm shots, maybe this one will. Thanks again to the beauty of spermidine, sperm can also extend your time on the Earth. That’s because spermidine also helps to regulate your genes as it delays the aging process.

(Xonecole)

 

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A Man’s Sperm Can Tell If Partner Is Cheating – Expert |The Republican News

If you think your partner is cheating on you, your sperm is capable of letting you know for sure!

According to a clinical sexologist, Dr Lindsey Doe, up to 40 per cent of male ejaculate is made up of so-called ‘kamikaze’ or ‘fighter sperm’ designed to prevent another man’s sperm from fertilising the egg.

When a man suspects that his partner is being unfaithful, the number of these aggressive sperm increases to tackle the perceived threat.

Explaining the phenomenon, Doe says, “Researchers have looked into the microscope and seen that maybe we have what are called kamikaze sperm; killer sperm; fighter sperm.

“This is because 40 per cent of sperm that is in an ejaculate is actually designed to fight off another man’s sperm.”

This means the fighter sperm isn’t designed to fertilise the egg. Instead, it’s included purely to prevent another male’s sperm from doing so.

Dr Doe describes this method of preventing other sperm from reaching the egg as ‘blocking.’

The fighter sperm uses their tails as coils to set up traps by weaving them together to create walls and barricades.

Doe added that some fighter sperm would go and attack any sperm it sees as a threat in order to kill them.

These fighter sperms are referred to as ‘kamikaze sperm.’

When males suspect their partners are not being monogamous, Doe said, their body will produce more ‘fighter sperm’ as the threat is perceived to be greater.

This does the job of increasing the level of protection against sperm from other males, but it can significantly reduce the number of sperm whose job it is to fertilise the egg and therefore reduce the chances of the female getting pregnant at all.

However, Dr Doe did explain that this theory, known as sperm competition, is under debate and some deny happens at all.  (Punch)

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49-year-old Mother Uses Dead Son’s Sperm To Have Twins |The Republican News

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Dead son, Prathamesh, Mother, Rajashree Patil, and the wtins

A grieving mum who agreed to be artificially inseminated with her dead son’s sperm now has twins after being told by doctors she needed a surrogate to complete her dream of ‘reincarnating’ her child.

Rajashree Patil, 49, was informed by doctors that she was unfit for IVF treatment using a sample taken from her son Prathamesh, who died of a deadly tumour.

She had wanted to conceive the children herself by being the surrogate mother, but doctors said she was medically unfit as she had already begun her menopause.

Instead, Prathamesh’s semen was used to fertilise an egg which was given by an anonymous donor that was not related to the family, before being implanted into a close relative.

 The surrogate has now given birth to twins, and the mother is raising them as her own in Pune, Western India.
The surrogate, 35, has now given birth to twins and Rajashree says she will raise the little boy and girl, who are technically her grandchildren, as though they are her own.

She called the boy Prathamesh, while she named the little girl after her daughter Prisha, who will help her raise the babies in the city of Pune, Maharashtra State, Western India.

Rajashree, who works as a teacher, said; “I was carrying the soul of my son in me and was looking for a body to breathe it into.

“Doctors had preserved my son’s semen before they commenced cancer treatment to preempt any negative effects of the medicine used on him.

“Due to this, I have been able to get my son back.”

Rajashree was very close to Prathamesh who was studying engineering in Germany when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Doctors in Germany collected his sperm and put it in storage while Prathamesh went through gruelling cancer treatment, and because he was unmarried, he nominated his mother and sister to use his semen sample after his death.

Prathamesh managed to complete his master’s degree before returning to India for an operation in May 2013.

For a while, he appeared to be doing well, but in February 2016, the cancer returned and by September that year, Prathamesh had passed away.

In May last year, Rajashree began considering using the sperm to get ‘her son back.’

Rajashree said: “I am menopausal, so doctors ruled me out for the pregnancy. A married relative offered to be the surrogate mother and she handed over the twins to me the minute they were born.

“Getting the semen into our custody was not easy and we faced a lot of hurdles. Money and time were serious issues but now I will take the responsibility of these infants.

” I am their mother now.”

The twins were born on Monday and since then, Rajashree has been quick to correct any visitors who have referred to her as their grandmother.

A photograph shows the unusual family who has taken extreme steps to keep Prathamesh’s memory alive.

Rajashree is said to have faced a lot of criticism from her in-laws over her decision but she has been supported by her daughter Prisha throughout the ordeal.

Dr. Supriya Puranik, head of IVF department at Sahyadri Hospital, said; “I am happy that through the development of science and new technology we are being able to help people relive their moments of happiness.

“At hospitals, we often see a lot of emotions and happiness whenever a woman delivers a baby and we have come to share in their moments of joy.

“But in this cas, it was a grief-stricken mother whose son was away for studies when he came down with the fatal disease and succumbed to it.

“We appreciate the kind of spirit she has shown throughout the process and congratulate her on having her son back in the form of these healthy twin babies.”

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A Significant Percentage Of Men Have Low Sperm Count |The Republican News

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Infertility used to be defined as the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. But the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and other experts at a recent World Health Organisation meeting have revised this definition.

The new guidelines, to be published next year, encourage women and men over 35 years of age to seek fertility evaluation if they fail to conceive after six months of trying.

An estimated 15 per cent of couples meet this criterion and are considered infertile. About 35 per cent of cases of infertility are due to female factors; 30 per cent due to male factors, 20 per cent is a combination of female and male factors, and 15 per cent are due to unexplained factors.

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In general, scientists and fertility doctors are noticing a drop in sperm count and motility, which makes it harder for couples to achieve pregnancies. Conditions leading to infertility in men are still generally underdiagnosed and undertreated.

A man’s fertility rate generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the amount of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm is of poor quality, it will be difficult and sometimes impossible for him to impregnate a female.

Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production in the testes or sperm transport.

Diagnosis

The initial step in the evaluation of an infertile male is to obtain a thorough medical and urologic history. Important considerations include the duration of infertility, previous fertility in the patient and the partner, and prior evaluations. The couple should be asked specifically about their sexual habits, including their level of knowledge of the optimal timing of intercourse and the use of potentially spermatocytes and lubricants.

Patients should be asked about a history of childhood illnesses such as testicular torsion, post-pubertal mumps, developmental delay, and precocious puberty, as well as urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and bladder neck surgery. A history of neurological diseases, diabetes, and pulmonary infections should be elicited. Anosmia (lack of smell), galactorrhea, visual-field defects, and sudden loss of libido could be signs of a pituitary tumour. The status of the partner’s workup should also be known.

The sperm

The production of sperm is a complex process and requires normal functioning of the testicles (testes) as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary glands — organs in your brain that produce hormones that trigger sperm production.

Once sperm is produced in the testicles, delicate tubes transport them until they mix with semen and are ejaculated out of the penis. Problems with any of these systems can affect sperm production.

Low sperm count (oligospermia) is a leading cause of infertility or sub-fertility issues among men. While it requires only one sperm to fertilise the ovum, the odds of conception are such that it takes millions of sperm per milliliter of semen to actually achieve the goal of fertilisation. A “normal” sperm count is about 20 million or more sperm per milliliter of semen. Over 60 per cent of the sperm in each sample should exhibit normal morphology and indicate typical motility – the forward swimming movement.

Oligospermia – or low sperm count – is indicated in simple tests that reveal the concentration of sperm in a given sample quantity. Sperm count can, of course, be impacted by diet, frequency of intercourse, habits like smoking and drinking, and general health and wellness issues.

Causative factors

Prior surgeries

Certain surgeries, including vasectomy, might prevent you from having sperm in your testicles. Inguinal hernia repairs, scrotal or testicular surgeries, prostate surgeries, and large abdominal surgeries performed for testicular and rectal cancers, among others, are also suspect. In most cases, surgery can be performed to either reverse these blockages or to retrieve sperm directly from the epididymis and testicles.

Environmental causes

Sperm production or function can be affected by overexposure to certain environmental elements, including:

Industrial chemicals

Extended exposure to benzenes, toluene, xylene, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, painting materials and lead might contribute to low sperm counts. Exposure to lead or other heavy metals also can cause infertility.

Radiation or x-rays

Exposure to radiation can reduce sperm production. It can take several years for sperm production to return to normal. With high doses of radiation, sperm production can be permanently reduced. It is being reported that keeping mobile phones in the pocket, close to the upper thigh, is extremely deleterious to sperm production with resulting low sperm count and morphology.

Drug use/Alcohol

Anabolic steroids taken to stimulate muscle strength and growth can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease. Use of cocaine or marijuana might reduce the number and quality of your sperm as well. Alcohol can lower testosterone levels and cause decreased sperm production.

Occupation

Certain occupations might be linked with a risk of infertility, including welding or those associated with prolonged sitting, such as truck driving. However, the data to support these associations are inconsistent.

Lifestyle

Men who smoke might have a lower sperm count than those who don’t smoke.

Also, obesity can impair fertility in several ways, including directly impacting sperm and by causing hormone changes.

Plastics

Bisphenol A, an additive to plastics found in many household products, can lower sperm count and motility. A 2008 study in the journal, Fertility and Sterility, showed that men with high concentrations of BPA in their urine also had low sperm counts. Food packaging is a major source of BPA which can seep into foods.

Pesticides

Scientists also noted that rural men who are mostly farmers who are exposed to pesticides tend to have low sperm count. The chemicals runoff gets into tap water and can disrupt hormonal processes.

Tumours

Cancers and nonmalignant tumours can affect the male reproductive organs directly, through the glands that release hormones related to reproduction, such as the pituitary gland, or through unknown causes. Surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat tumours can also affect male fertility.  (Punchng.com)

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