Bet the men are going to be happy to hear this. Semen is good for women’s health. That’s according to a new study conducted by researchers from the State University of New York.
Researchers claim that seminal fluid contains at least three anti-depressants, as well as mood altering chemicals, which increase affection and induce sleep.
As a result, wives are encouraged to engage in oral sex and swallow, as semen is said to make them happier.
Semen contains mind-altering drugs
Researchers also claim that women who have regular unprotected sex are less depressed and perform better on cognitive tests. Researchers Gallup and Burch said this was due to semen’s mind-altering ‘drugs’.
The State University of New York survey examined the sex lives and mental health of 293 college females from the university’s Albany campus, and gave them an anonymous questionnaire about their sex lives.
Recent sexual activity without condoms was used as an indirect measure of seminal plasma circulating in the woman’s body.
Seminal fluid contains estrone and oxytocin, which elevates mood, and cortisol, which is known to increase affection. The antidepressant, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, sleep-inducing melatonin and mood booster serotonin.
Fewer depressive symptoms
The Beck Depression Inventory – a commonly used clinical measure of depressive symptoms was also used. The results showed that women who engaged in sex and “never” use condoms, showed significantly fewer depressive symptoms than those who “usually” or “always” used condoms.
The non-condom using, sexually active women also showed fewer depressive symptoms than those who abstained from sex altogether.
Interestingly, sexually-active and “promiscuous” heterosexual women who used condoms were just as depressed as those practising total abstinence.
Better concentration and cognitive tasks
Other recent findings from Gallup’s laboratory suggest that semen-exposed women perform better on concentration and cognitive tasks and that woman’s bodies can detect ‘foreign’ semen that differs from their long-term or recurrent sexual partner’s signature semen.
They suggest the ability to detect foreign sources is an evolved system that often leads to unsuccessful pregnancies – via greater risk of pre-eclampsia — because it signals a disinvested male partner who is not as likely to provide for the offspring.
The study has been published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
*Please note Calora Baby does not condone, nor promote unprotected sex, we are merely reporting on the study.