8 Facts About Male Sperm You May Not Know


Previously, we’ve covered about the 15 facts about the penis, and in this article, we’re going to explore certain facts about the sperm that most people may not be aware of.

Fact #1 : I takes 74 days for a male to produce sperm within the testicles and requires testosterone hormone.

Fact #2 : Saliva has harmful effect on sperm motility and activity according to a study published in 1982. Furthremore, another study published in 1998 found that vaginal lubricants can also be harmful to sperm cells.

Fact #3 : A single ejaculation can contain up to 300 million sperms., and why male need such a huge quantity of sperms? Well, while only one sperm cell requires to fertilized the female egg, the journey of the sperm cells passing through the fallopian tube after ejaculation is a survival of the fittest. Many of the sperm cells die during their journey, hence if there are only few sperm cells, they may not have a chance to reach the egg. Weak sperm cells are also not able to survive. Alice from Columbia University explains more.

Fact #4 : Sperm has an antidepressant effect on women. According to a survey conducted by State University of New York as reported by DailyMail; women feel happier after having oral sex due to chemicals contain in the semen that can alter mood including chemicals that can increase estrone and affection, which is mood altering and increase oxytocin. Researchers also claim that women who engaged in unprotected sex meaning no condom was used are less depressed and perform better on cognitive tests.

Fact #5 : Testicles, where the sperms are produced, have cooler temperature than the rest of the body. It has been found up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit cooler according to Harvard University Press.

Fact #6 : Men with deep voices have lower sperm count. According to the findings of one study published at PlosOne, researchers found that men with attractively deep voices had a lower concentration of sperm cells in their ejaculates.

Fact #7 : Spem cell measures .002 inch from head to tail, or equivalent to .05mm(50 micrometers). The smallest object can be seen by a naked eye is .1mm, which means sperm cells can’t be seen without putting under a microscope. On the other hand, the human female egg is 30x bigger than a sperm cell.

Fact #8 : Trauma can be passed to future generations via semen based on a findings of one study published in nature, which was conducted on mice. Details of the study can also be read at ResearchGate.

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