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Are There Really Any Benefits of Ingesting Sperm? All pages

KOMPAS.com – The main function of sperm is to fertilize an egg, but who would have thought that some people believed that swallowing sperm was actually beneficial. Like what?

1. Natural antidepressants

A 2002 study found women who accidentally ingested sperm were in a better mood and had a lower risk of depression.

2. Reduce anxiety

Semen contains anti-anxiety hormones such as oxytocin, serotonin, and progesterone.

3. Improve sleep quality

Semen containing sperm also contains melatonin which can trigger the desire to sleep.

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4. Increase energy

A 2016 study found semen to have a cardioprotective or heart-protecting effect that can help increase energy.

5. Improve memory

Early research in 2019 found semen can improve memory.

6. Increase mental alertness

Another study found that women who ingested semen had better concentration and cognitive abilities.

7. Prevent preeclampsia

A 2000 study found that pregnant women who ingested semen had a decreased risk of developing preeclampsia.

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8. Prevent morning sickness

Another benefit of semen for pregnant women is to prevent morning sickness.

9. Good for skin

Many believe that sperm fluid can slow down the aging process of skin and muscles. This is because seminal fluid contains zinc which is an antioxidant.

10. Pain relief

Semen contains several chemicals such as testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, opioid peptides, oxytocin, serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine. These chemicals can help relieve pain.

However, research on the benefits of sperm is still minimal and requires further study. In other words, there is no need to accidentally ingest sperm cells to get these benefits.

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