Right, before we start we would just like to advocate for safe sex above everything else. The so-called “health benefits of semen” are still largely unproven. What is proven is that there are any number of STIs floating around that you’re WAY more likely to catch if you partake in unprotected sex.

That being said, there have been studies finding a number of potential health benefits of spunk… who’s funding this research?!?

1. It can help you sleep

In addition to the fact that you’re usually sleepy after sex, semen is known to contain melatonin, a chemical that can induce sleep and aid in relaxation. It’s unclear if/how it’s absorbed into the bloodstream, but if you’re having trouble sleeping it’s worth a try.

2. It’s a multivitamin

According to a post on Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice board, a teaspoon of ejaculate is made up of ascorbic acid (a.k.a., Vitamin C) in addition to fructose sugar, water, citric acid, protein, phosphate and bicarbonate buffers and zinc. While amounts vary from male to male, there could be as much as 3% of the US RDA of some of these vitamins in a single load. Food for thought.

3. Cognitive functioning

Another component of semen is nerve growth factor, whose primary responsibility is to help relax the female so that the sperm can achieve its goal… ew. It’s also been known to act as an antidepressant, an anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant, as well as helping to stop the brain from ageing and maintaining brain neurons. Healthy neurons mean better cognitive function. So basically, spunk can make you smarterer.

4. Increase your lifespan

Spermidine is a polyamine compound that is found in foods like aged cheese and fermented soy, as well as chicken, mushrooms, pears and potatoes. It’s also found in semen which is where it got its name.
According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2018, higher spermidine intake was linked to lower mortality in the 829 participants.

So it turns out that spunk could actually make your life longer… at the very least it will make it more fun 😉

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