Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It Is Good For You

Married Man Sex Life quoted from Scientific American:

"...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)."
See - it's good for you. I also remember reading something about semen (obviously, without being tainted by HPV) being associated with lower instances of uterine cancer.

So what happens if women have sex, but don't get semen into their vagina? Exactly what you'd expect...

"The most significant findings from this 2002 study, published with criminally modest fanfare in the
Archives of Sexual Behavior , were these: even after adjusting for frequency of sexual intercourse, women who engaged in sex and “never” used condoms showed significantly fewer depressive symptoms than did those who “usually” or “always” used condoms. Importantly, these chronically condomless, sexually active women also evidenced fewer depressive symptoms than did those who abstained from sex altogether. By contrast, sexually active women, even really promiscuous ones, who used condoms were just as depressed as those practicing total abstinence. 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."
As I always do, I have to throw in the possibility that it might not be that a lack of semen leads to depression; rather, it might be that depression leads to a lack of sex or to using condoms while having sex. Nah, that can't be it. Let's go with the "semen is good for you" thing.

I also wonder aloud again if a common consequence of a husband getting a vasectomy is the wife getting depressed.
Sperm is only one ingredient in semen.

There is also a moderate amount of testosterone in semen and that will help trigger her sex drive as well.
Good point.

If you can sell that experiment idea to your wife, anti-depressants take about a month to fully kick in so I'd suggest at least a month long attempt at trying this together…Afterwards she should take a couple of minutes to soak it in rather than jumping straight up and looking for a wash cloth to wipe it off. The vagina is actually a pretty good place for absorbing medication.
I like this suggestion.

I wonder if there is a difference between the semen being delivered to her body vaginally or orally - as far as the good substances getting into her system? My wife enjoys the vaginal delivery. By that I’m not just talking about avoiding taking it orally or on the skin, but actually liking to have me ejaculate inside her vagina. I’m happy to see it does some good for her.

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