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Updated 19 March 2013

So what's in semen?

In answer to a reader's query on whether it was dangerous to swallow sperm, sexologist, Dr Elna McIntosh, wrote the following.

In answer to a reader's query on whether it was dangerous to swallow sperm, Health24's former sexologist, Dr Elna McIntosh, wrote the following answer:

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

 
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