A man produces about 1,500 sperm cells per second. A constant supply intended to fertilize an egg whenever the opportunity arises. But this biological fluid filled with sperm has many other functions and qualities that are often overlooked.
There is a difference between semen and semen
Semen and semen are wrongly used as the same word, recalls the American site Medical Daily. Semen cells are part of the semen. Together, they make up the body fluid that is released by the penis during ejaculation. This liquid also contains fructose and enzymes that facilitate the mobility of sperm outside the male reproductive system.
The semen is cold
Even in the hottest times, the temperature of a man’s testicles is about 13 degrees cooler than the rest of the body. The goal: to keep sperm cool.
It takes more than two months to produce sperm
Even though a man continuously produces sperm, the cycle of regeneration of this fluid can take between two and a half and three months. “Healthy sperm will not be ready to fertilize an egg until a new set of sperm has been developed,” explains the Medical Daily website.
One testicle may be enough to fertilize an egg
A man will produce sperm and semen in both of his testicles. But the human body is well made because if it has only one, the production will be concentrated there. Although the amount of semen may be slightly reduced, a man with one testicle can be as fertile as a man with two testicles.
Semen has two kinds
Several sperm carry the X chromosome, while others carry the Y chromosome. If a man provides an X chromosome, the baby will be a girl, if he provides a Y chromosome, it will be a boy. “Since female sperm is stronger than male sperm, it is more likely to get pregnant from a female sperm than a male sperm,” says Medical Daily.