Semen: Is A Great Anti-depressant in Your Man's Pants?

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 09:40
Submitted by Anonymous

Well, here's an interesting use for jizz besides baby making. Scientists have found that semen has anti-depressant properties. Sex researcher Gordon Gallup published a study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior that asserted that women who had regular contact with semen had lower rates of depression.

Gallup surveyed 293 women with the question of how often they had condomless sex, what contraception (if any) they used, and how long it had been since their last sexual encounter. Next, he administered a test to measure depression.

It seems that women who regularly barebacked it had lower rates of depression and suicide. Because women are more likely to forgo the glove when coupled up in a monogamous union, Gallup took a look at his participant's relationship status. The results still held up. He found that even women in loving relationships with committed partners who used condoms on a regular basis were more unhappy than single women who didn't use them at all. Plus, depression scores increased the longer women who didn't generally use condoms went without sex. This is one of the most reported studies on this subject; however, an earlier study had suggested the same thing.

New Zealand physician Phillip Ney had been mystified by the depression of one of his patients, a 23 year-old new mother named Mrs. Jones, and came to the novel conclusion that his unhappy patient's depression was due to lack of nookie. The new mother had completely quit having sex with her husband after the birth of her three year old. The Rx? You guessed it - more sex. Patient cured.

The theory behind all of this is the fact that semen is rich in prostoglandins (including testosterone and estrogen), which can affect neurotransmitter activity in the brain and thus impact mood. Many of these chemicals are quickly absorbed by the vagina, according to Ney who published his study on Mrs. Jones in the Medical Hypotheses in 1986.

Now, before you go throwing away your Trojans, you should know that research like this is highly tentative and hard to decipher. There are a lot of intervening factors that could have skewed the results of the Gallup study. The first thing that pops into my mind is that women who never use condoms might have an unreasonably optimistic view of the world that makes them less depressed and less likely to glove it up. Plus, personality variables like risk-taking and willingness to trust were not assessed but could have played a role in the results. The researchers did point out that the women who didn't use condoms also had sex more often - which in an of itself might make some of us rejoice.

And then there is the sad fact that STD rates are both epidemic and more easily transmitted, in many cases, male to female. The World Health Organization estimated in 1999 that there were 340 million cases of STDs worldwide. So, until the day that STDs are completely irradiated, I still recommend putting a lid

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Semen may make women happy...

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 13:59

Semen may make women happy... but studies like this one make MEN happy! :o)

Could we please stop

Betty Dodson's picture
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:38
Betty Dodson

Could we please stop glorifying semen?I haven't had a semen deposit for the past four years and I actually feel happier. I have more time for my writing and art with a good wank whenever I'm in the mood. I think Dick above got it right. Studies like this make men happier.

Hi Dr. Betty, As, I pointed

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 14:07
LilithLand (not verified)

Hi Dr. Betty, As, I pointed out in the post, I think research like this is somewhat dubious.  And the first thing that comes to my mind about a woman who NEVER used condoms  (at all) is that she is out of touch with reality. So, no wonder she's so damn happy. At the same time, I do think that some of the  biochemical changes induced by ingredients in semen might explain some of the addictive nature of romantic attraction. Wonder if pussy fluid has the same effect on men?

Hey Lilltihland, good

Betty Dodson's picture
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:29
Betty Dodson

Hey Lilltihland, good question. Our pussy juice is full of hormones so why wouldn't it be part of a strong attraction. A friend of mine always dipped a pinkie inside her vagina and put a dab behind each ear. She claimed it worked like magic!

Hi Dr. Betty, it's funny how

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 22:18
LilithLand (not verified)

Hi Dr. Betty, it's funny how nobody has how all these studies point to the good in semen, but nobody ever looks at pussy fluid. I might have to get busy.

do they have germ free semen

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:11
kuu (not verified)

do they have germ free semen pills then? or should someone only eat the semen of their lover? or just someone who is clean and just suck off some guy from a party.