1. Semen is a natural antidepressant.
Many articles talks about the supposed ability of semen to make you less depressed. They cite lot of anti depressive chemicals naturally found in seminal fluid, such as endorphins, oxytocin, progesterone, prolactin, serotonin, and nerve growth factor.
2. Semen can trigger labor.
Prostaglandins are a hormone-like substance that drive cervical ripening, which is when your cervix softens to let the baby out. For some reason, prostaglandins are sometimes administered by doctors to help along the labor process. So when we learned that these chemicals can be found in semen, the claim quickly caught on that having unprotected sex at the end of pregnancy would induce labor.
3. Having semen in your body can improve your sleep.
Seminal fluid includes melatonin, which is the hormone that helps you wind down and sleep. These lead some to claim that having semen in your body puts melatonin in bloodstream.
4. Semen is nutritious.
The first claim is about the nutrional value of semen itself. And it's true, there are lot of things making up seminal fluid.
5. Semen can trigger ovulation.
A lesser-known claim is that semen can trigger ovulation even when it's not that time of the month.
These claims comes mostly from a single study that found that nerve growth factor ( which is in semen) can jump-start ovulation. The study was base on research that nerve growth factor communicate with the brain to trigger ovulation in many mammals.
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