It turns out my favorite sticky substance (besides maple syrup of course) might have more to it than the simple triple cocktail we've all come to expect: DNA, protein and salt. A recent article by Jesse Bering in Scientific American explores some of the significant evolutionary-- and potentially beneficial-- components of human semen. While some might take issue with the frank scientific jargon (particularly those with a sensitivity to feminist politics and readers partial to post-modernism's literary acrobatics), I highly suggest every aficionado take a look.
A sample of the evidence: women who have unprotected vaginal sex are less likely to commit suicide or suffer from depression. Could semen be the next Prozac? If you're afraid to delve too deep into any subject that frequently mentions vaginas (more than you might hope for in an article about semen) don't worry, the author also briefly discusses unprotected gay sex and, perhaps a little too reflexively (though always with good reason), it's inherent risks.
Because I know many of you are very busy this holiday week, and might find it challenging to get past the introductory paragraph, I've cut and pasted the highlights below:
If you still have trouble reading, watch the first part of my cum video series on Manhunt Daily or simply admire the many gif-virtues of human semen below:
". . .Semen has a very complicated chemical profile, containing over 50 different compounds (including hormones, neurotransmitters, endorphins and immunosupressants) each with a special function and occurring in different concentrations within the seminal plasma. Perhaps the most striking of these compounds is the bundle of mood-enhancing chemicals in semen. There is good in this goo. Such anxiolytic chemicals include, but are by no means limited to, cortisol (known to increase affection), estrone (which elevates mood), prolactin (a natural antidepressant), oxytocin (also elevates mood), thyrotropin-releasing hormone (another antidepressant), melatonin (a sleep-inducing agent) and even serotonin (perhaps the most well-known antidepressant neurotransmitter)."
". . .In other words, it’s not just that women who are having sex are simply happier, but instead happiness appears to be a function of the ambient seminal fluid pulsing through one’s veins."
“It would be interesting to investigate,” write Gallup and his coauthors, “the possible antidepressant effects of oral ingestion of semen, or semen applied through anal intercourse (or both) among both heterosexual couples as well as homosexual males.”
"For both men and women, heterosexual and homosexual, knowing that the penis is capable of dispensing a sort of natural Prozac—whether obtained vaginally, anally or orally—without also considering the viral arms race involving sexually transmitted infections, can lead to very tragic decisions indeed and many undocumented high-risk private bedroom “experiments.” But here’s just one reason to put the brakes on such plans: The HIV-virus, which evolved long after these adaptive antidepressant factors, has apparently come to pirate human semen, such that certain protein factors in seminal plasma, particularly a protein called prostatic acid phosphatase , make HIV up to 100,000 folds more potent than it is outside of the plasma."
"Semen-exposed women perform better on concentration and cognitive tasks; women’s bodies can detect “foreign” semen that differs from their recurrent sexual partner’s signature semen, an evolved system that, Gallup believes, often leads to unsuccessful pregnancies because it signals a disinvested male partner who is not as likely to provide for the offspring; women who had unprotected sex with their ex-partners—and therefore were getting regularly inseminated—experience more significant depression on breaking up than those who were not as regularly exposed to their ex’s semen (and they also go on the “rebound” faster in seeking new sexual partners, which presumably would help fix their semen-deprived depression)."
If you still can't get enough cum (and who really can?) watch me talk more about the goo-to-fix-the-blues on Manhunt Daily: