10 important facts to know about male sperm for conception
You probably do not spend too much time thinking about sperm, but you could start learning more about it when you want to have a child. Here are 10 interesting facts that you probably have not heard about sperms.
1) Spermatozoa have a long life
Sperm can live up to 5 days inside a woman, in the right conditions. More commonly, they live about 2 days, so consider the time if you are trying to conceive.
2) Spermatozoa have Superhero power
Sperm can disintegrate the surface of the female egg. They do this by releasing enzymes from part of their head known as the acrosome, to dissolve the outer membrane of the egg. This helps the sperm to dig through the wall of the eggs. At that moment, the sperm’s head disconnects from the tail and the conception of a new life occurs.
3) Men need orgasm regularly for healthy sperm
Uncommon ejaculation or sexual abstinence can lead to oxidative stress due to reduced sperm transfer. This means that sperm remain in the gonads longer. They are therefore exposed to reactive oxygen species, or other toxic substances that can damage them. One study showed that men who ejaculated four or more times a month had better sperm morphology.
4) Sperm are so full of nutrients
Sperm contains vitamin C, fructose, magnesium and phosphorus, potassium. It also contains vitamin B12, zinc, nitrogen and calcium. It is said that the average human sperm contains about as much protein as the egg white.
5) Sperm take about 75 days to develop in the testes
Just as men are always supposed to make money, they are still making sperm. About 1,500 are produced per second. On average, these creatures spend two and a half months developing inside a man’s scrotum.
6) Men never stop producing
Although women stop producing eggs after menopause, men continue to create spermatozoa and fluid seminars until the day they die. Science does not currently offer any answer regarding what happens to sperm in the afterlife.
7) A healthy diet is equal to healthy sperms
Sperm count and quality can be greatly affected by a man’s eating habits. Foods that will give you vibrant, healthy and robust sperm include bananas, nuts, asparagus, garlic, lean beef and chocolate. It is also important to drink plenty of water.
8) Spermatozoa are either male or female
They will wear either a female “X” chromosome or a “Y” male chromosome – not both at the same time. This will eventually determine the sex of the baby. It seems that male spermatozoa swim faster; but it is estimated that female sperm are stronger.
9) Just a ball to roll the ball
If you only have one testicle, for example, you can still produce enough healthy sperm for reproduction.
10) Sperm has antidepressant qualities
It contains dozens of compounds that are all known to relieve the psychological illness known as “blues”. It is also a slimming potion that contains cortisol, estrone, oxytocin, prolactin, melatonin and serotonin.