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Posted by: Judy | 2004/11/24

Nutritious Value of sperm

Please Doc kindly explain to me if the male sperm (semen) makes a female to put on weight. If so, what are the nutritional composition of the sperm (semen)

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A typical ejaculation fills up about one teaspoon; the actual amount is determined by a man's age (younger men usually make more semen), when he last ejaculated, and how long he's aroused before ejaculating, among other factors. Contrary to what you've heard, semen is not loaded with calories. Each teaspoon of ejaculate has about 5 - 7 calories and some 200 - 500 million sperm. Since sperm make up only about 1 percent of semen, what accounts for the other 99 percent? Well, its other ingredients include:


Fructose sugar
Water
Ascorbic acid (a.k.a., vitamin C)
Citric acid
Enzymes
Protein
Phosphate and bicarbonate buffers (bases)
Zinc

Can swallowing semen enrich a poor diet? Unless you're gulping gallons of it each day, it's no substitute for real nutritious cuisine.


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Our users say:
Posted by: Feline | 2004/11/25

The only way its going to affect your weight is if you become pregnant... :-)

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Posted by: Juice | 2004/11/24

Sperm has virtually no nutritional value and is largely composed of protein. Also, on average a man's ejaculate amounts to about a tea-spoon full. You're going to need quite a bit of it for it to affect your weight.

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