The UK is Importing American Sperm to Deal With Shortage

There is a sperm drought looming over the UK, and they're facing some issues keeping up with the demand. It is believed that donor numbers have dropped since 2005, when donors no longer had the right to anonymity (children who were conceived by way of a donor can now legally ask for the identity of their donor at age… » 6/28/14 5:05pm 6/28/14 5:05pm

Educational Video Remix Makes Fertilization Look Like a Video Game

If more of the educational videos kids watched about a sperm's magical luge ride through the Fallopian tubes looked and sounded like this, you can bet someone would have made a "Journey of the Sperm" video game by now. It could still be a great game, but only if it were an ongoing MMO tournament that restarted every… » 12/29/13 5:00pm 12/29/13 5:00pm

A Complete Breakdown of the Nutritional Content of Semen

To swallow or not to swallow: that is the question. You can only really answer it for yourself, but we aim to help you make that decision an informed one. Here, we list every property found in an average splooge—protein, carbs, fat, cholesterol, etc.—and analyze what it means for you to ingest it in terms of… » 8/07/13 1:30pm 8/07/13 1:30pm

Wearing Kilt May Up Sperm Count, But Lowers Chance of Getting Some

That's not wind up their kilts, it's free-hanging haggis and groats! And guess what? When a commando Scot bring you back to their hillock abode with a roof of peat moss, they're gonna impregnate you with some of their Rowan jelly. (That's if they're not too busy tossing the caber into the loch.) (Sorry.) » 4/24/13 9:30am 4/24/13 9:30am

Daring Sperm Smugglers in Palestine Brave Israeli Jails, Implausibility…

People try to sneak lots of miscellaneous contraband into prison, but how often do they try to sneak things that aren't people out of prison? Almost never, probably because the whole point of prison is that it doesn't have anything that anyone wants, except, in the case of Israeli prisons holding Palestinian… » 2/24/13 5:00pm 2/24/13 5:00pm

Scientists Make Mice Eggs Out of Stem Cells; Could Someday Make Babies…

Scientists in Japan have produced a litter of healthy baby mice from eggs created entirely in a laboratory. The same team reportedly fabricated mouse sperm a year ago, but they say that that was no big. It's the fragile, fickle lady eggs that are the real challenge. And now they've done it! From scratch! Woooooooo! » 10/05/12 4:45pm 10/05/12 4:45pm

Get Your Jizz While the Getting's Good: Sperm Quality and Quantity Is…

In some parts of the world, there has been a considerable decline in sperm quality and quantity in recent years, according to reports from sperm banks as well as evidence from scientific research. The cause is not yet known, but some are pointing pollutants and a "modern Western lifestyle," which includes cellphones… » 8/29/12 12:00pm 8/29/12 12:00pm

Semen Probably Isn’t a Magic Super Elixir After All

Earlier this week, we learned (again) about the restorative elixir of life that is semen, which can, according to spermspert Gordon Gallup, Jr. and his anonymous survey of 293 college women, cure depression, make women smarter and, possibly, fertilize eggs. This is just what semen does, Gallup's survey seemed to… » 8/26/12 4:00pm 8/26/12 4:00pm

Science Confirms That With Sex, Size Actually Does Matter

It turns out that it doesn't matter how fast sperm can swim when it comes to fertilizing an egg—it's all about its length. By studying the ejaculate traits of fruit flies (which must be the teeniest load on the face of this earth), scientists found that sperm that are longer and slower are more likely to fertilize an… » 8/03/12 11:20am 8/03/12 11:20am