There are many facts about semen on the internet. Here is a summary of the most important as viewed by The Vasectomy Reversal Centr e. The semen is made from the testes, epididymes, seminal vesicles, prostate gland, bulboyrethral and urethral glands. Salts and sugars within the semen are there to provide energy to the sperm on their journey to find an egg. The colour is normally white or grey but occasionally, it can have a yellow colour.
New research published in the International Journal of Andrology has found that chlorine, and the byproducts of disinfecting water with the chemical, had a rather unmanly side effect on young boys, and the researchers suspect that adult men could suffer the same fate, if swimming is a part of their daily exercise routine. So the authors collected blood samples from boys between the ages of 14 and 18 and compared those with how frequently they visited chlorinated swimming pools during their childhoods. The chlorinated-pool swimmers sperm and testosterone levels were 20 percent lower than average for children their age, as well. As little as one visit every two weeks was found to have an effect on sperm and testosterone levels.
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Semen contains numerous substances that influence its smell, and your individual diet, hygiene, and sex life all play a part. Certain foods can give it a sweet scent and taste! But eating or drinking acidic substances can make your semen smell foul. Some infections and conditions can influence its odor, too. Read on to learn why semen has such a distinct scent, when you should see your doctor about the smell, and how to improve your overall odor.