The male sperm is more than what you think it is; it has certain qualities and characteristics that make it beyond ordinary. Here are 10 things about sperm that you might find interesting!
1. How long does sperms cell live inside a mans body if not ejaculated?
Sperm lasts in a male body for around 74 days. If they are not released during an ejaculation within this period, they die and are then reabsorbed in the male body. You make about 1000 sperm cells per second! Pretty amazing right?
2. Some like it hot, sperm like it cold.
Temperature can lower sperm count! It is shown that men have less sperm during summer season and more during winter season. Testicles are also few degrees colder than the rest of the body.
3. 90% OF SPERM EJACULATED IS DEFORMED.
Not all sperm are created equal. Sperm can have a multitude of defects in the head, neck, or tail, such as two heads, two tails, and coiled tails — to name a few. These defects can potentially affect the ability of sperm to reach and fertilize an egg, but it does not mean men are infertile.
4. A single ejaculation can contain up to 300 million sperms!
It only takes 1 sperm cell to fertilize womans body but there are approximately 300 million sperm cells per ejaculation.Only 1 in 5 sperm will start swimming in “the right” direction after ejaculation. The journey of the sperm cells passing through the fallopian tube after ejaculation is a survival of the fittest.
5. SPERM ALSO HAVE GENDERS.
Not all sperm are chromosomally male. Several sperm do carry the X chromosome, while others carry the Y chromosome. However, female sperm is actually stronger than male sperm, according to Harvard Health Publications. This means the likelihood of getting pregnant by a female swimmer is higher than a male one. If a father provides an X chromosome, the baby will be female, whereas if he supplies a Y chromosome, the baby will be male.
6. Men with deep voices have lower sperm count.
According to the findings of one study published at PlosOne, researchers found that men with attractively deep voices had a lower concentration of sperm cells in their ejaculates.
7. Sperm have bodyguards.
Only 5% of semen contains sperm, and a sperm only carry half as much DNA as other cells in the male body. This make it suspicious to the immune system and it therefore sees sperm as a foreign invader. The sperms bodyguards are cells in the semen that protects sperm cells, creating a barrier from immune system cells which would attack them.
8. Size does not matter.
Sperm cells are about 0.05 millimeter and can not be seen with the naked eye, unlike a human egg which is about 30 times bigger than a sperm cell and large enough to be seen with your own eyes.
9. Good diet = good sperm.
Sperm count and quality can be greatly affected by a man’s dietary habits. Foods that will give you vibrant, healthy, muscular, happy, robust sperm include oysters, bananas, walnuts, asparagus, garlic, lean beef, and chocolate. It’s also important to drink plenty of water, because sperm spend their brief lives pretty much submerged in a swimming pool of your balls’ own making.
10. Bad diet = bad sperm.
If you want a healthy baby, put down the cigarettes and stay away from the vodka, say “no” to the bacon, cheese, cupcakes, and sausages, and drink decaf coffee. Wireless technology can also damage sperm.
It’s not only the heat from a toasty laptop that can kill or harm your sperm—the very WiFi connection can potentially harm both sperm and eggs. Radio frequency electromagnetic waves are thought to induce oxidative damage to both sperm and eggs.