When you have a condition and need help, almost everyone will have a solution. I have suffered from acne from my teenage years even till now, and in the almost two decades I have lived with this issue, I have heard all sorts of things.
People have prescribed stuff I should try; from cleansers to creams to ointments, not to mention some outrageous suggestions like using period blood (oh yuck), to rubbing my first pee in the morning on my face (even more yucky).
Of course, I didn’t try these outrageous suggestions. I can barely stand thinking about them, forget actually doing them.
Well, recently, I started rubbing coconut oil on my hair line, as I heard it helps with hair growth, and who doesn’t like long hair? Definitely not me. About a week after I started, I started noticing I was breaking out with pimples all over; my face, my neck, my nape, my chest, literally everywhere the coconut oil touched. So I stopped…if only the pimple had stopped multiplying too.
That didn’t happen. My face was a mess. I stayed off make up, so as not to clog my pores more. Almost everyone who saw me commented on it, from my family members whom I hadn’t seen in a long time, to my friends and the suggestions rolled in.
Some suggested ointments, facials and creams, and I thought I had heard it all, until a friend brought me an ointment, which she said will clear the pimples in two days, but she chipped in something. She suggested I use sperm to rub my face and everywhere else the pimples are.
I paused and looked her squarely in the face, “Sperm?” She answered “Yes, it actually works, just ask oga to give you.” Now, I was laughing and wondering how sperm could help cure my acne.
My friend went on to share testimonies of people who have used it and testify about its efficacy.
Even though I was not interested in trying this sperm therapy, my interest was piqued and it led to me finding out if there were other uses of sperm, asides from making babies.
Thanks to Google, I actually found a lady who had a skin condition which she has been curing by rubbing fresh sperm on her face daily. Appalled I was, but that was proof of what my friend had been telling me about.
And as I dug deeper, I discovered that sperm indeed has unexpected health benefits for women and even men. Let’s just say, I found more reasons for couples to get busy between the sheets.
- Sperm can help a woman sleep well:
The reason partners feel a lot more relaxed and calm after sex has a lot to do with the chemical, melatonin (which induces sleep and relaxation) found in semen, than tiredness from exertion.
Whether it is ingested, or received through intercourse, semen enters the blood stream faster, thus making it a more powerful sleeping medicine than any your doctor can prescribe for you.
- Sperm can cure morning sickness…only if it’s that of the father’s
Semen is also a natural cure for morning sickness. It started with the discovery of Dr Gordon Gallup, who is a psychologist at The State University of New York in Albany, who maintained that women who are exposed, on an ongoing basis, to the father’s semen, are less likely to suffer from morning sickness.
Gallup, who is a Specialist in human reproductive competition and behaviour, holds that pregnant mothers get morning sickness because their bodies reject the semen’s genetic material as a foreign body. This is a notion, other biologists agree with.
The body rejects the baby by inducing the woman to vomit. Studies show that introducing more sperm into the body will help the body adapt and discontinue this rejection process.
Researchers suggested ingesting the sperm of the father is the ideal solution, as swallowing ejaculate of a different man can actually increase the likelihood of miscarriages.
Although the theory has not undergone extensive testing in a medical study, dads and dads-to-be are reportedly thrilled with the new findings.
- Sperm can boost your mood
I have only met one sex therapist in my life, and as expected, we dwelled on the subject matter of sex a lot. One thing I remembered she kept hammering on was the glow and mood that sex gives a woman.
Well, she was definitely glowing and in a fantastic mood, which I can’t confirm is her daily reality, but I found a recent research which suggests that sperm can indeed combat depression, all thanks to the hormones present in seminal fluids.
The same psychologist mentioned earlier, Gallup, believed semen functions to improve a woman’s mood, so that she experiences more amicable feelings toward the male counterpart.
- Oral sex can lower your blood pressure and prevent preeclampsia
Pregnant mamas, here’s one reason to hit on your man.
A recent study suggested that women swallowing semen on a regular basis often have a much lower risk of getting preeclampsia, which is a complication during pregnancy that results in super-high blood pressure. So, as you can see, semen is helpful in not only making but also birthing a baby.
Apparently, sperm has a way of lowering your blood pressure.
The present study showed that oral sex and swallowing sperm is correlated with a diminished occurrence of preeclampsia.
- It lowers the risk of prostate cancer (when expelled):
This bit of information trended on social media for a while, but I never made the connection until now.
This one is not so much a health benefit of semen, but rather the act of semen being released. And this one is for the men.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that “high ejaculation frequency was related to decreased risk of total prostate cancer.”
This means the more a man ejaculates, the lower his chances of getting prostate cancer later in life. Suddenly, the women folks are bombarded with this piece of news and cajoled into the bedroom on the strength of it.
Talk about a multi-tasking body fluid, the sperm is surely that. These benefits are surely good enough reasons to hit the sack frequently…or what do you think?
Food for thought.
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