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Misunderstood sperm (part 2)

7. Every sperm is healthy and vigorous
The conclusion is too early!
For many reasons, most sperm never make contact with the egg. To conceive, 100% of all sperm do not need to swim, but as long as 40% of the sperm can move, the pregnancy can be successful!


But for this 40%, not all sperm can get close to the egg. .
The shape of the sperm is the most say in terms of successful conception. Having multiple heads, weird tails, or missing parts may make sperm completely unfit for the female reproductive tract.

And even healthy sperm cannot always succeed through competition. Sperm can pass directly through the fallopian tube, and finally into the tissue fluid around the female internal organs. Yes, sperm may float in the body, but it will not be sperm.
8. Prostatic fluid (sperm) cannot conceive an egg
error! In most cases, biologically speaking, premature sperm should not contain sperm, but sperm left in the urethra can be mixed into it, which is the conduit for draining urine and semen.
Of course, the amount of new semen is not large, but a 2011 study of pre-check samples collected from 27 subjects showed that nearly 37% of the samples contained a lot of healthy motile sperm.
A 2016 study of 42 men found that at least 17% of pre-check samples were filled with active sperm.
9. When trying to conceive, the more sperm the better
Quite the opposite.
It is a good thing that the amount of semen after an ejaculation is large, but there is a view that the rate of return is beginning to decline. The higher the sperm concentration, the more likely it is that multiple sperm will fertilize the egg.
Usually, only a single single-celled sperm cell is allowed to fertilize an egg cell, thereby contributing to embryonic development. After the first sperm breaks through a layer of protein around the egg, that layer prevents more sperm from passing through.

However, if too many sperm reach the egg, in rare cases, two or more sperm will break through this layer and eventually fertilize the egg. This is called polyspermia.
By passing extra genetic material to the egg, this increases the risk of DNA mutations, brain diseases such as Down syndrome, or potentially fatal defects in the heart, spine and skull.
If you and your partner decide to use in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant, please keep this in mind. Because IVF bypasses many natural reproductive functions, thereby limiting how many sperm the egg can obtain, your semen does not require millions of sperm to grow.
10. Sperm is a protein energy source
This is a stalk that is often joked, but you must take it more than 100 times to have nutritional value.
Semen is indeed composed of vitamin C, zinc, protein compounds, cholesterol and sodium, but the claim that sperm help your daily nutritional value is a false advertisement.
In addition, some people actually have an allergic reaction to semen, so it is not always recommended to consume it.
Understanding science is more important than hearsay
Some of these "deification" theories can be traced back to the idea of sperm exceptionalism (that sperm is due to other cells in many ways) (wrong), but many views also obscure the fact that the idea of sex is more like a positive Partnership.
Believe that these theories may also lead to many incorrect or toxic presumptions. E.g:
· Women will be mistaken for passive recipients of sperm, rather than equal partners in sex;

· People with low sperm count will have their own shortcomings;

· When it is necessary to find the cause, accuse a partner or other person of not "weighting down" while trying to get pregnant.

Sex and ideas are not a competition, nor a competition of strength: they are a team activity in which people of all genders enjoy equal status, whether it is the secretion of sperm or eggs. This is a two-way street, no one can walk alone.


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