One question that often crosses the mind of sexually adventurous people is if it is healthy to swallow semen. There are many misconceptions relating to this, and we would try to clear some of them in this post.
What is Semen?
Semen is the fluid produced during ejaculation. It is made up of sperm and a liquid known as seminal plasma, which contains mostly water. Just under 5 percent of the semen may contain sperm, and they could be as much as 20 million sperm in one shot. Semen also contains protein as well as sugars, and other nutrients like potassium, magnesium, calcium, lactic acid, urea and more. Sperm contains genetic information and is the main component of reproduction.
Is It Safe To Swallow Semen?
The answer to this is YES. Semen is quite safe to swallow or drink semen as it is made up of very edible components. Sugar, water, amino acids, protein are all things that the body is used to. However, there are times where people would react to some of the protein in semen, a case known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity. It is quite rare, but it is good to know if you have this so you can desist from further ingesting it.
It also not safe to swallow semen when a person has an (sexually transmitted infection) STI. Oral sex is like any other form of unprotected sex, and swallowing semen can give you an STI. If you don’t take precautions and swallow semen, you could put yourself at risk of getting bacterial infections, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which can affect the throat.
Another question people ask is: Is it safe to swallow semen while pregnant? Well, the answer is yes, swallowing semen ia safe whether you’re pregnant or not. However, it is safe as long as your partner’s completely free of any STD.
Can One Get Pregnant Through Swallowing Semen?
One of the common misconceptions people have about swallowing semen is that one can get pregnant through it. Even though sperm is the stuff needed for conception, one cannot get pregnant by swallowing sperm because it passes through the throat down to the intestine, like regular food that we eat. Since it does not pass come in contact with the reproductive system, especially the ovaries, there are no chances of getting pregnant through ingesting sperm. The chances are zero. Once the semen is digested, it is passed out through the rectum as waste.
Can One Get Stis By Swallowing Semen?
There are cases of people contracting STIs after swallowing sperms produced by someone with STIs. This is because sperm carry STIs from someone that is affected, and they can pass it on to someone else if the sperm is swallowed. That is why it is important for you and your partner to get tested to be sure you do not have any STIs.
What Does Semen Taste Like?
The taste of semen varies and mostly depends on the body of the person producing it. Some people might find it pleasing, while others find the taste disgusting. A person’s diet also affects the taste and smell of their sperm. To improve the taste, one may have to eat certain foods like pineapples, oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, and celery. While this would necessarily make the taste of the sperm ‘sweet,’ it would make it bearable. Certain things like cigarettes, garlic, coffee, onions could lead to poor sperm taste.
Are They Any Benefits Of Swallowing Semen?
There are a few benefits to swallowing semen, like reducing anxiety and stress. It also helps to life moods since it contains endorphins, estrone, serotonin, which are all have anti-depressant abilities. But these are all things you could get from other sources.