Fun facts about sperm

The Scoop on Swimmers: 7 Fun Facts About Sperm

Written by: Joshua Gonzalez

Fun Facts About Sperm

Semen vs. Sperm

Kicking off the list is our first fun fact about sperm. Not quite as iconic as King Kong versus Godzilla but a close second. Many people don’t know the difference between semen and sperm. Why they do work in tandem, like Simon and Garfunkel, Scooby Doo and Shaggy, Snoopy and Woodstock, semen and sperm are, in fact, two different things. Semen is the fluid used to carry sperm to their destination. Some could say it is a chicken or the egg scenario.

Low-Calorie Cream

For those among us who think spitters are quitters, we have good news. There are only about 5-10 calories per serving of sperm. And trust us, if you are with someone who is taking Popstar, you’ll love every last drop. Popstar’s formula takes your spunk from putrid to piña colada.

Pre-Cum Counts

Turns out there aren’t any swimmers in the shallow end. That’s right, pre-ejaculate rarely contains sperm. So if you aren’t trying to get pregnant, the good news is there isn’t much of a chance to get knocked up during the cumming attractions. While it isn’t a surefire thing, there may be something to the pullout method.

Love Takes Time

You know the old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, the same could be said for sperm. A day? Please! Try months. It takes approximately 64 days for the male body to produce sperm. But that’s not all. You have to account for travel time, and believe me the vas deferens (the tube that carries sperm) is like the 405 in LA, there’s traffic. It can take anywhere from 24 to 28 days for sperm to be transported and finally ejaculated.

Just Add Water!

Just like instant Jell-O, water can affect the consistency of your semen. Since semen is mostly water, after all, hydration plays a huge role in semen volume and consistency

Swimmers or Squatters

Professional swimmers or professional squatters? Did you know that sperm that make it into the vagina can live up to five days? It’s true! Sperm remains viable for up to five days in a woman’s reproductive tract. Perhaps some sperm just take the scenic route to the egg.

Horny Antihistamine

While certain acts revolving around semen may make your eyes water, you’d never think of this one. As it would turn out, there are a very unlucky few who may get a little sniffly when it comes to semen. While they are exceedingly rare, semen allergies do exist. 

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez is a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in Sexual Medicine and specializes in the management of male and female sexual dysfunctions. He completed his medical education at Columbia University and his urological residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Gonzalez has focused on advocating for sexual health and providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community.