Semen, also called seminal fluid, is a “viscous, creamy, slightly yellowish or greyish” fluid that is emitted from the male reproductive tract and contains a fluid called seminal plasma, and sperm cells, which are capable of fertilizing the female’s eggs. In other words, semen contains two separate components: the sperm and the seminal fluid.
Sperm, which constitutes about 1 to 5 percent of the semen are the tadpole-like reproductive cells that contain half of the genetic information to make human offspring. The seminal plasma fluid, which is about 80 percent water, makes up the rest of the semen.
Is it actually safe to ingest?
For the most part, yes, the components that make up semen are safe to ingest. Swallowing your man’s semen is perfectly safe if your man is healthy. Swallowed semen is digested in the same way as food.
However, in some very rare cases, some people might discover that they are allergic to semen. This is a condition known as human seminal plasma hypersensitivity (HSP). Alhough a rare condition, this sensitivity is something to take note of in case you find yourself experiencing an allergic reaction.
It is not possible to get pregnant from oral sex, whether you swallow or not. That is because your mouth isn’t connected to your reproductive organs. But having unprotected oral sex can put both partners at risk for some STDs, including gonorrhea, hepatitis B, herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV). For safer oral sex, it is advisable to use a condom.
Health Benefits of Swallowing Semen
1. Brain Booster
Your man’s ‘seminal fluid’ contains a lot of nerve growth factor; a compound responsible for the growth of neurons in the brain and boosting the brain health.
2. Look Younger
Your man’s semen contains a compound known as spermidine which has been proven to have anti-aging properties
3. Protein for Bodybuilders
Some sources of protein can be found in your man’s semen, which is vital for body building and repairing your muscles.
4. Oxytocin (The Bonding Hormone)
Semen contains oxytocin, a hormone that helps you to increase trust, reduces your fear and it is also known as the bonding hormone (or cuddle hormone) which is great if you want to feel closer to your man.
5. Sugar for Energy
Semen contains small amounts of both fructose and glucose which is perfect for an energy boost.
However, the amount of glucose and fructose in the typical guys semen is minuscule, less than 20mg per load. So you need to drink a lot to feel any sugar rush.
What does Semen taste like ?
There is no exact description of what semen tastes like because it can vary from person to person. To some, it can taste bitter and salty, while for others, it can taste sugary and sweet.
Also, most of the time the taste of your man’s semen depends a lot on what he has just eaten.
If your man has been drinking a lot of fruit juice or eating a lot of sweet fruit a few hours before you go down on him, it will taste quite sweet and will make it much easier to swallow.
Should You Swallow while Pregnant?
Studies have shown that swallowing his semen after oral sex correlates with a diminished occurrence of ‘preeclampsia‘, a nasty condition that pregnant women sometimes get that raises their blood pressure and can affect other organs like the kidneys.
So yes, swallowing semen is a healthy thing to do even for pregnant women!
Can swallowing put you at risk for an STI?
Just like any other form of unprotected sex, swallowing semen can put you at risk for an STI.
Without a barrier birth control method, bacterial infections, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, can affect the throat. Also, skin-to-skin viral infections, like herpes, can result from contact.
Before you and your partner engage in any unprotected sex, including oral stimulation, make sure to have a conversation with your partner about their STI status. This will help you evaluate the overall level of risk.
What if You Do Not Want to Swallow his Semen ?
You may be in a relationship with a guy who wants you to swallow his semen while you may not want to do it. That’s perfectly fine.
The important thing is to talk to him about it. Great relationships are based on mutual understanding and respect.
Whether you choose to spit or swallow is entirely up to you and your personal preferences.
Hopefully from all this research, you can see just how safe and healthy swallowing your man’s load can be.
Whether it is “okay” to swallow semen depends on whether you’re okay with it. There’s nothing unhealthy, wrong, or dirty about swallowing semen, as long as you’re comfortable with it.
In the end, you should only do what you’re comfortable with.