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Sexy Time: Spit or Swallow?

I’m slightly ashamed to admit that while asking for opinions on what to write about this week, this topic was suggested by my best friend’s “little” (17-year old) brother. He brought to my attention the plethora of lies that men tell their partners to get them to swallow and/or do a multitude of other things with their manly fluids. While we’re all aware of some of the more commonly used fibs used to get women to do such things (I know a guy who likes to tell people it will help them lose weight) how many of these things are actually true?
Well, never fear ladies, I’m off to Google the real facts on jizz, so you don’t have to have “myths and facts about semen” come up in your Google history. I’m a giver, what can I say?

1. Semen may lower blood pressure. According to MSNBC,  “some studies” show that ingested semen may help lower blood pressure and significantly decrease the risk for pregnant women to develop preeclampsia. Don’t ask me how this works, but I’ll take MSNBC’s word for it.

2. Swallowing semen will not get you pregnant. I’m not even posting a link to this one because it’s just common sense. Your stomach and your uterus are not connected in a way that you can get pregnant. There, now you know.

3. Exposure to semen may make you less depressed, claims New Scientist. The study was based mostly on vaginal intercourse with/without condoms, but they do touch on oral exposure and how they feel it may have the same effects. It mostly has to do with the testosterone and other hormones found in seminal fluids that transfer into the recipient.

3+. Everything else you want to know about semen here, thanks to Men’s Health.

3++. And hey, if you’re feeling super adventurous (read: freaky) you can always try Natural Harvest.

I hate to cop out on you guys, but I’ve just searched the interwebs for an hour and a half and I can’t find any more scientific studies on the health benefits of swallowing semen; it’s all dirty forums and fabricated facts. The only thing I’ve been able to find decent evidence about is that there is nothing harmful about swallowing seminal fluid (unless maybe you’re allergic, which is rare). So go ahead and make your own decision, but it’s pretty safe to say that whatever it is that he tells you — it’s good for your skin, etc — is probably not true. Even if it was, ingesting that is probably not going to make a tangible difference in your life.

As much as guys might think their semen as super powers, sadly, it doesn’t.  But in the end, does it really matter?

Besides, the real question is — spit or swallow, is he man enough to kiss you after?

Got any suggestions for future Sexy Time topics? Feel free to post them in the comments!