Posts tagged "sperm"

Today’s Lady News: New Male Birth Control Stops Men From Producing Semen

Will this be Depo Provera for dudes?! Eighty British couples are participating in a two-year-long trial to test a male contraceptive jab which tricks the brain into stopping sperm production. Doctors said the male contraceptive jab has been 99 percent effective so far and sperm counts should return to normal when men go off it.

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Semen 101

Thanks to BuzzFeed for providing us with more information than we ever needed to know about sperm, in handy infographic format. Some nuggets of info we’ve gleaned: a serving size (one teaspoon) contains 20 calories and the average speed of ejaculation is 31 miles per hour. Learn lots more after the jump.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 8, 2010

Are You Allergic To Your Man’s Sperm?

So I’ve heard about this “sperm allergy” before but never really knew if it was true. Believe it or not, scientists confirm that not only is it a legitimate allergy—the technical name is “seminal plasma hypersensitivity”—but it’s also really common for women. Stats say that between 20,000 and 40,000 women in the U.S. are allergic…

Ami Angelowicz / November 10, 2009

Sperm: The Newest Anti-Aging Serum?!

I have this theory that there is a covert organization out there, run by men, that is devoted to finding scientific “evidence” that women should give blow jobs and, preferably, swallow. Their latest discovery? Human sperm may slow the aging process! That’s right, Botox addicts: According to the Telegraph, “spermidine, a compound that is found…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2009

Sperm Are Smart Little Guys

As we learned earlier today, sperm have minds of their own. If you want to get pregnant, you might want to have sex with a specimen who is on the opposite end of the attractiveness spectrum as Brad Pitt. And, according to another study, you better hope you’re attractive. When scientists conducted researched on red…

Catherine Strawn / July 10, 2009

Another Reason You Don’t Need A Man: Scientists Develop Sperm Without Them

British scientists have found a way to create fully mature, functioning sperm in a lab. Researcher on the project, Professor Karim Nayernia explained, “The work is a way of investigating why some people are infertile and the reasons behind it.” And the pay off is that women or couples who’ve had fertility issues not only…

Zandile Blay / July 8, 2009

Shooting For Sperm

In “you are nastier than sin” news, word is that some woman is selling the semen of pro athletes to (desperate) women who yearn to have a baby by a baller. Or better yet collect child support from one. It seems she’s collected the sperm of a dozen athletes and is ready to sell off…

BET / June 30, 2009

“More Sex” Recommended For Everything That Ails A Man

Doesn’t it always seem that for whatever may ail a man, the antidote is always more sex? Take men with “damaged sperm,” for example. In a new study of 118 Australian men with damaged sperm — but really, what is damaged sperm? — doctors “found that having sex every day for a week significantly reduced…

Wendy Atterberry / June 30, 2009

Super Sperm

I love the scene in “Look Who’s Talking” where the basic rule of human reproduction plays out on screen: the fastest sperm wins the race to the egg. But in the animal kingdom at large, that is not always the case. Scientists have found an ancient species called Ostracods where the largest sperm won. Eve…

Justine Fields / June 20, 2009

(Sperm) Size Matters

Size may not matter in the human world, but when it comes to other animals and insects, giant sperm is the way to go, especially if the creature has a tiny body. A mussel-like animal that lived 100 million years ago produced sperm that was longer than its body. Even today, there are animals making…

Annika Harris / June 19, 2009

Sperm and Fallopian Tube Jewelry

At first look, these metallic earrings are rather cute. Not my style necessarily, but statement jewelry is in and there is nothing particularly off about them. At second look, I am permanently scarred and already have a call in to my therapist. I should actually be calling my gynecologist to see if these sperm and…

Ali Jawin / June 16, 2009

What’s A Peegasm?

“Get Naked,” the sex and dating column in Time Out New York reaches a new level of gross this week. After the jump, columnist Jamie Bufalino introduces the term “peegasm” and explains how it’s perfectly normal for a man to slurp his own spunk like it’s chicken noodle soup. You may want to save thi…

Wendy Atterberry / June 5, 2009

Five Ways Sex Makes You Beautiful

Young love! Ah, so romantic. Like any other bride-to-be Kendra Wilkinson, Playboy model and “Girls Next Door” star, is walking on air. And when asked by People magazine how she’s keeping fit for her big day, the 23-year-old extolled the health benefits of good sex! “A lot of it,” her fiancé, Philadelphia Eagles player Hank…

Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2009

Human Sperm: An Effective Skin Softener

The obsession with staying youthful has led many to paralyze their faces with toxin and completely alter the face they were given. But the beauty industry offers an even more bizarre way to keep skin soft and supple. Beauty insiders are touting spermine, a powerful antioxidant found in human sperm, as the solution to diminish…

Annika Harris / May 26, 2009

Sperm Have To Be “Turned On” To Fertilize An Egg

A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that sperm can’t fertilize an egg immediately after entering the female reproductive tract. No, sperm are fickle little guys. An activation process scientists call “capacitation” has to take place in them. Basically, the cells in the sperm have to be “turned on” for them to…

Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2009

The Five Stupidest Studies Of The Week

OK, so we here at The Frisky can be real geeks sometimes. We eat up any new information about biology, medicine or human behavior. However, we also come across the stupidest studies that just seem to “prove” “theories” that are just basic common sense. And then we think: “Really? Someone funded this crap?” After the…

Annika Harris / January 22, 2009

What Does Being Smart Mean For Your Sex Life?

Women are always on the hunt for a smart man. Smarter men have more money, more success and apparently more sperm. Researchers have found that smarter men produce more sperm than not-so-smart men. The logic behind this theory is that smarter men take better care of themselves and live a healthier life than the not-so-intelligent…

Persia Ali / January 9, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Daniel Radcliffe’s Member, Matthew Williamson For H&M, And Giant Rats

Daniel Radcliffe experiences shrinkage while performing naked in Equus. He says he doesn’t fear getting an erection, he wishes he would get one, because then, he’d appear a little larger on stage. Watch that video, or this one, or this one. Gosh, I think I have a crush on him. [Bravo]…

Catherine Strawn / November 25, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: No Sex In Space Movie & Male Birds’ Singing

Virgin Galactic, the company planning on taking wealthy tourists to the edge of the atmosphere, has turned down a $1 million-offer for a sex-in-spacce movie. [Fox news]
The Indian Health Minister wants to legalize homosexuality, which is currently a crime with the punishment of life in prison, so that they can focus on fighting HIV/AIDS.

Catherine Strawn / October 3, 2008

Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital…

Simcha / September 8, 2008