Semen Boosts Your Mood! (With or Without Sex)

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spermDo you feel really good after a solid roll in the hay? Sure you do! But, did you know that the positive feelings might not come from just the sex itself, but your dude's semen? Of course you didn't! Who would?! That's weird! Apparently, it's true, though.

Recently, Dr. Lazar J. Greenfield published an editorial in Surgery News, which is associated with the American College of Surgeons, where he is the president-elect. The article suggested that there are chemical elements in semen that decrease feelings of depression in women. Sluts rejoice! It then goes on to cite a few studies that back up the fact that women having unprotected sex are happier than those who don't.

Well, some ladies were none too pleased about this little gem of knowledge. And they started complaining. And the entire issue was pulled from the web! And Greenfield resigned as editor! I mean, relax, girls, the dude's, like, a scientist.

Sure, there were parts of the article that weren't exactly "medical sounding," like this little tidbit:

So there's a deeper bond between men and women than St. Valentine would have suspected, and now we know there's a better gift for that day than chocolates.

Okaaaay. Or even this:

Female college students having unprotected sex were significantly less depressed than were those whose partners used condoms. Their better moods were not just a feature of promiscuity, because women using condoms were just as depressed as those practicing total abstinence. The benefits of semen contact also were seen in fewer suicide attempts and better performance on cognition tests.

But the guy's not Jonathan Franzen, he's a doctor! And he's reporting factual information! His journalistic style is ... interesting, to say the least, but must we make everything a controversy? It's not like he was making things up, or trying to persuade women to sleep with him. He was talking science!

Lighten up, ladies! Maybe you're just having too much protected sex. How can we remedy that? How can you get the mood-enhancing benefits of semen without ... you know? Ooh, how about maybe putting some in your protein shake in the morning? Or a sprinkle in your salad dressing? Hey, I wonder if it works through your scalp? Because then you could just add some to your shampoo. Thoughts?

No, seriously, I really dislike when people make an issue of something that is nothing -- and this really is one of those times. Chillax. It's just sex.

What do you think of the outrage of the semen study?

 

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Kathleen Blanchard

I agree with you! Much ado over nothing. There's more to this - someone(s) seized an opportunity for whatever reason.

butte... butterflymkm

I bet a man did this study to get his wife/gf to give it up more :p

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

You know- our bodies are perfectly designed to work together... this would only make sense scientifically. lol It helps to keep our species procreating. I'm not sure why women would be offended. It's not like it is the ONLY way to ward off depression.

Gypsy... GypsyMa76

I like this idea better then Zoloft ~ This is all natural, organic, & a lot of fun! ♥ Just another reason to put more lovin in my life! :) ♥

nonmember avatar Liz

Gives new meaning to the phrase "Hey baby, I got what you need right here."

Scientifically I don't have a problem with it, but I thought the context in which he discussed it was inappropriate. I can't imagine being one of his female colleagues and having to sit across from him at a meeting after reading that.

Kimi Brown

The first one is a little... Not well-founded.

The study about semen doesn't demonstrate causality. It demonstrates a correlation. The study's results could easily be interpreted as "depression leads to more condom use," "depression or condom use are both caused by some other factor(s)," instead of "condom use leads to depression."

nonmember avatar GeoWashington

Does anyone feel like they've had sex with a condom which accounts for the higher depression unless you're just trying to burn calories with more enjoyment. Which gives you more energy and sense of well being.

nonmember avatar male

and I thought asking them to swallow was doing me a favor I may have to reconsider how I give my daily dosage out, cause I could be making some money off of this shit and now I'm mad that I was paying! for something I should have been getting paid for! 8----)~$$$$$ lol!

nonmember avatar Anastasiya

I should be in excellent health!

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