What is semen?

  • (noun): The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract.
    Synonyms: seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum


Semen, also known as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid that may contain spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads (sexual glands) and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals and can fertilize female ova. In humans, seminal fluid contains several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic and other enzymes as well as fructose are elements of seminal fluid which promote the survival of spermatozoa and provide a medium through which they can move or "swim".

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Semen - See Also
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Spermophagia - Psychological Aspects
... A recent study has suggested that semen acts as an antidepressant in women, so that women physically exposed to semen are less likely to suffer from depression ... It is thought that the psychological effects of semen are a result of its complex chemical make-up including several mood-altering hormones (testosterone, oestrogen, follicle ... as soon as a relationship ended, suggesting that the chemical dependency to semen creates a "rebound effect" ...
Semen Gresik
... Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, is the largest cement producing company in Indonesia with an annual cement producing capacity of 29 million tonnes in 2012 ... meeting on December 20, 2012 the shareholders agreed to change name of PT Semen Gresik Tbk to PT Semen Indonesia Tbk to give a momentum for accelerating the company's growth in the future ...
Spermophagia - Semen Ingestion - Health Risks
... There is no risk in ingesting the semen of a healthy man ... Swallowing semen carries no additional risk other than those inherent in fellatio ... Even if semen is cold before the individual ingests it, viruses can stay active for a long period of time once outside the body ...
Spermophagia - Semen Ingestion - Cultural Practices
... In some cultures, semen is attributed with special properties of masculinity ... Several tribes of Papua New Guinea, including the Sambia and the Etoro, believe that semen provides sexual maturation among the younger men of their tribe ... must fellate their elders and ingest their semen ...