The human reproductive system is fascinating when you take a closer look at it. In this case, we are going to look at the life and fascinating journey of the human sperms. For those of you who are not fond of reading medical textbooks and clinical terms, don’t worry as Channel 4 created a documentary about this amazing story of the male sperms.
In the documentary, which you can watch below, experts in human reproductive system show us how the human sperm’s formed and their life inside the male reproductive organ. The life of the sperms begins in the male testicles, which is why it’s essential to take care of testicular health through perhaps, testicle massage might help. The experts also share some tips for having a higher chance of conception.
For instance, Dr. Allan Pacey, one of the experts in the documentary mentioned that an average fertile man only possesses 20% healthy sperms. This is why a man needs a massive number of sperms in a single ejaculation. Believe it or not, a single ejaculation can contain up to 250 million sperms, but only a few are healthy and capable of racing towards the female egg in order to fertilize it. Dr. Pacey added that the fresher the sperms, the better the performance, which means in order for a man to release good quality sperms, the couple should have sex 2 to 3 days per month, or the more frequent the ejaculation the better.
However, Dr. Pacey also added further, that too frequent ejaculation is not good either as the ejaculation may not contain enough number of sperms. According to the book Introduction to Endocrinology by Singh Negi Chandra, it takes 74 days for a sperm to mature and ready to be release capable of fertilizing the female egg.
In the documentary, evolutionary psychologist, author of the books The Mating Mind and Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior Jeffrey MillerCV mentioned that during ovulation[27:05], females feel more attractive and sexier to males due to hormonal changes.
While the majority of men think only sex as enjoyment and reproduction, there’s a whole event unfolding upon the release of sperms into the woman’s vagina where it begins its journey and race towards fertilizing the woman’s egg. For men, it is important to maintain good health through healthy lifestyle practices to keep the sperms happy and healthy, as well.
One of then nutrients that play a vital role for sperm healthy is Zinc. Therefore eating foods rich in zinc and taking zinc supplementation can be helpful effort for men who want to become future fathers. Even eating foods containing dietary cholesterol is now recommended by experts. One thing that’s need to be managed and keep minimal is stress.
As a parting conclusion to this article, here’s Geoffrey Miller’s Mate: Becoming The Man Women Want.
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