Man Juice: Separating Fat from Friction

IS SPERM NUTRITIOUS? OR FATTENING?

You are what you eat. In this case, literally, because sperm contains genetic material. But sperm, despite its payload of Darwinian programmers, is not particularly nutritious, although it does contain protein (including enzymes) and sugars (mainly fructose) secreted into semen by the prostate gland to provide the sperm with the energy to swim. Other good stuff found in semen includes water, vitamin C, citric acid, phosphate, bicarbonates, zinc, and prostaglandins.

Calorie counters will be glad to know that semen isn’t particularly fattening. The average ejaculate, about one teaspoonful, contains between 200 and 300 million sperm. Total calories: about five.

excerpted from, “Why Do Men Have Nipples?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s