From a medical perspective, semen is a biological substance secreted by males in order to fertilize the eggs of the females via the sperm-egg union process. Different uses of semen have been uncovered in this discussion; however, some of them are inclined to scientific proofs, while others are purely mythical.
Magical Use of Semen
From Strickland-Bosavi region, Papua New Guinea, the tribe called Etoro believes that semen provides sexual maturation among the younger men of their tribe. Anthropologists have branded the tribe with notorious remarks of homosexuality. According to their practice, younger men of their tribe need to drink their elders’ semen in order to achieve sexual maturity. To them, semen possesses the manly nature of the tribal elders, and in order to pass down their authority and powers, young men of their next generation must drink their elders’ semen.
Taste of Semen is Related to the Food Men Eat
Semen’s taste varies from bitter to sweet. According to Bodansky in his book, To Bed or Not to Bed (2005), some women like the taste of semen and others cannot stand it. The semen of different men varies depending on their diets, their cleanliness, and other factors they have control over. Weird, but this can actually be true since the nourishment that the semen contains largely depend on what the body absorbs from diet and other external factors. According to Alman in his book, Doing It (2001), caffeine and red meat, for example, can make the semen’s taste acidic or bitter.
Women’s Anti-Depressant Drug
Sex is a emotionally satisfying and absolutely to boosting activity; however, I just can’t comprehend the fact of semen becoming an anti-depressant drug for women? Sounds absurd? Well, according to article of R. Persaud of NewScientist.com, semen literally makes women “happy”. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist in the State University of New York, led a study dividing 293 female students into groups according to the frequency of condom usage and happiness assessment results using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scale. The result of the study reveals that women whose partners never used condoms scored the average 8 on the BDI scale, while those who often used them acquired the score of 10.5 and those always used condoms scored 11.3. Undoubtedly, those who never had sex with their partners yet scored 13.5. Indeed, semen can actually cause such mood change since it contains different mood-altering hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, lutenizing hormone, prolactin and various types of prostaglandins
Semen is Nutritious
Many couples have posted so many questions about the nutritional content of semen. Somehow, scholarly resources do not provide sufficient information regarding this topic. However, after thorough research, Johnson and Everitt in their book, Essential Reproduction (2000), and L. Paget in her, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure (2000), reveal that a man’s semen really does contain high nutritional content. In one typical ejaculation (approximately one teaspoon), semen already contains 150 mg of protein, 11 mg of carbohydrates, 6 mg fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 7% US RDA potassium and 3$ US RDA copper and zinc. Indeed, the semen of a man contains high nutritional value.
Swallowing Semen is a Good Birth Control Strategy
Fellatio or the swallowing of semen has been linked to the concept of birth control. Initially, medical science did not take this issue seriously since logic would explain that fellatio and oral sex are unquestionable birth control means. However, according to N.V. Benokraitis (1996) in his book, Marriage and Families, as well as Askmen.com, fellatio is rumored to delay fertilization and strengthen the immune response of vaginal secretion against the male’s semen.
Hmmm… although, I don’t think I’d reconsider believing to this. In fact, according to Gagnon and Simon in their book, Sexual Conduct (2005), fellatio only brings metaphors of dominance and male gratification. There is no single scientific proof that can validate the birth control benefit of fellatio.
Though Shall Not Run Out of Semen
Last but not the least, men literally can never run out of semen. Very true, since men only needs at least 15 minutes to replenish their semen right after ejaculation. According to TheSite.org, there is no need to have sex or masturbate to ejaculation for health reasons. The body can happily cope with unused sperm, with no impact on or sex drive. Meanwhile, in the study conducted by American scientists in Newscientists.com among 30,000 men over eight years, those that ejaculated most frequently have had significantly less chances of getting prostate cancer.