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Horse semen being collected for breeding purposes.
Horse semen being collected for breeding purposes.

Semen is an organic fluid that usually contains spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads (sexual glands) and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals, including slugs, for fertilization of female ova. The process of discharge is called ejaculation. Image File history File links Horsesemen. ... Image File history File links Horsesemen. ... A subset of the phases of matter, fluids include liquids, gases, plasmas and, to some extent, plastic solids. ... A spermatozoon or spermatozoan ( spermatozoa), from the ancient Greek σπέρμα (seed) and ζῷον (living being) and more commonly known as a sperm cell, is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... The gonad is the organ that makes gametes. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The 1st-century BC sculpture The Reclining Hermaphrodite, in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome In zoology and botany, a hermaphrodite aka Sean Daly is an organism that possesses both male and female sex organs during its life[1]. In many species, hermaphroditism is a common... Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera Subregnum Agnotozoa Placozoa Orthonectida Rhombozoa Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) Ctenophora Cnidaria Bilateria (unranked) Acoelomorpha Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia Chordata Hemichordata Echinodermata Chaetognatha Superphylum Ecdysozoa Kinorhyncha Loricifera Priapulida Nematoda Nematomorpha Onychophora Tardigrada Arthropoda Superphylum Platyzoa Platyhelminthes Gastrotricha Rotifera Acanthocephala Gnathostomulida Micrognathozoa Cycliophora Superphylum Lophotrochozoa Sipuncula Nemertea Phoronida Bryozoa... For other meanings see Slug (disambiguation) Slugs are gastropods without or with very small shells, in contrast with snails from which they evolved, which have a prominent shell. ... Categories: Biology stubs ... The hand mirror and comb of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... A human ovum Sperm cells attempting to fertilize an ovum An ovum (plural ova) is a haploid female reproductive cell or gamete. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Physiological aspects

Internal and external fertilization

Depending on the species, spermatozoa can fertilize ova externally or internally. In external fertilization, the spermatozoa fertilize the ova directly, outside of the female's sexual organs. Female fish, for example, spawn ova into their aquatic environment, where they are fertilized by the semen of the male fish. In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... External fertilization is a form of fertilization in which a sperm cell is united with an egg cell external to the body of the female. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold blooded, covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... Frog spawn Spawning is the production or depositing of eggs in large numbers by aquatic animals. ...


During internal fertilization, however, fertilization occurs inside the female's sexual organs. Internal fertilization takes place after insemination of a female by a male through copulation. In low vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds and monotreme mammals), copulation is achieved through the physical mating of the cloaca of the male and female. In marsupial and placental mammals, copulation occurs through the vagina. Internal fertilization is a form of animal fertilization of an ovum by spermatozoon within the body of an inseminated animal, whether female or hermaphroditic. ... Insemination is the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female. ... A pair of lions copulating in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. ... Classes and Clades See below Vertebrates are members of the subphylum Vertebrata (within the phylum Chordata), specifically, those chordates with backbones or spinal columns. ... Subclasses and Orders Order Temnospondyli - extinct Subclass Lepospondyli - extinct Subclass Lissamphibia   Anura   Caudata   Gymnophiona Amphibians (class Amphibia; from Greek αμφις both and βιος life) are a taxon of animals that include all tetrapods and four-legged vertebrates that do not have amniotic eggs, are ectotherms, and generally spend part of their time... Orders Procolophonia (extinct) Testudines Araeoscelidia (extinct) Avicephala (extinct) Younginiformes (extinct) Sauropterygia Ichthyosauria (extinct) Placodontia (extinct) Nothosauria (extinct) Plesiosauria (extinct) Sphenodontia Squamata Prolacertiformes (extinct) Archosauria Crurotarsi Order Aetosauria Order Phytosauria Order Rauisuchia Order Crocodilia Ornithodira Pterosauria (extinct) Marasuchus (extinct) Dinosauria (extinct) Order Saurischia Order Ornithischia Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families †Kollikodontidae Ornithorhynchidae - Platypus Tachyglossidae - Echidnas †Steropodontidae Monotremes (monos, single + trema, hole; refers to the cloaca) are mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young like marsupials (Metatheria) and placental mammals (Eutheria). ... In zoological anatomy, a cloaca is the posterior opening that serves as the only such opening for the intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts of certain animal species. ... Orders Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Marsupials are mammals in which the female typically has a pouch (called the marsupium, from which the name Marsupial derives) in which it rears its young through early infancy. ... Orders Superorder Xenarthra: Pilosa Cingulata Infraclass Epitheria: Superorder Afrotheria: Afrosoricida (Golden mole and tenrec) Macroscelidea (Elephant shrew) Tubulidentata (Aardvark) Hyracoidea (Hyrax) Proboscidea (Elephant) Sirenia (Manatee, Dugong) Superorder Laurasiatheria: Chiroptera (Bats) Insectivora (Shrews, Moles) Cetacea (Whale, dolphin) Artiodactyla (Ruminants et al) Perissodactyla(Horse et al. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ...


Composition of human semen

The components of semen come from two sources: sperm, and "seminal plasma". Seminal plasma, in turn, is produced by contributions from the seminal vesicle, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.


Seminal plasma of humans contains a complex range of organic and inorganic constituents. Benzene An organic compound is any member of a large class of chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon, with the exception of carbides, carbonates, carbon oxides and elementary carbon. ... Inorganic chemistry is the branch of chemistry concerned with the properties and reactions of inorganic compounds. ...


The seminal plasma provides a nutritive and protective medium for the spermatozoa during their journey through the female reproductive tract. The normal environment of the vagina is a hostile one for sperm cells, as it is very acidic (from the native microflora producing lactic acid), viscous, and patrolled by immune cells. The components in the seminal plasma attempt to compensate for this hostile environment. Basic amines such as putrescine, spermine, spermidine and cadaverine are responsible for the smell and flavor of semen. These alkaline bases counteract the acidic environment of the vaginal canal (which is harmful to sperm), and protect DNA inside the sperm from acidic denaturation. For alternative meanings see acid (disambiguation). ... Lactic acid (IUPAC systematic name: 2-hydroxypropanoic acid), also known as milk acid, is a chemical compound that plays a role in several biochemical processes. ... Ammonia Amines are organic compounds containing nitrogen as the key atom in the amine functional group. ... Putrescine (sometimes spelled putrescin or putrescene) is an organic chemical compound NH2(CH2)4NH2 (1,4-diaminobutane or butanediamine) formed by and having the smell of rotting flesh. ... Spermine is a polyamine involved in cellular metabolism found in all eukaryotic cells. ... Spermidine Spermidine is a polyamine. ... Cadaverine is a foul-smelling molecule produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. ... The general structure of a section of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the biological development of a cellular form of life or a virus. ...


The components and contributions of semen are as follows:

Gland Approximate % Description
testes 2-5%[1] Approximately 200- to 500-million spermatozoa (also called sperm or spermatozoans), produced in the testes, are released per ejaculation.
seminal vesicle 65-75% amino acids, citrate, enzymes, flavins, fructose (the main energy source of sperm cells, which rely entirely on sugars from the seminal plasma for energy), phosphorylcholine, prostaglandins (involved in suppressing an immune response by the female against the foreign semen), proteins, vitamin C
prostate 25-30% acid phosphatase, citric acid, fibrinolysin, prostate specific antigen, proteolytic enzymes, zinc (serves to help to stabilize the DNA-containing chromatin in the sperm cells. A zinc deficiency may result in lowered fertility because of increased sperm fragility. Zinc deficiency can also adversely affect spermatogenesis.)
bulbourethral glands < 1% galactose, mucus (serve to increase the mobility of sperm cells in the vagina and cervix by creating a less viscous channel for the sperm cells to swim through, and preventing their diffusion out of the semen. Contributes to the cohesive jelly-like texture of semen.), pre-ejaculate, sialic acid

A 1992 World Health Organisation report described normal human semen as having a volume of 2 ml or greater, pH of 7.2 to 8.0, sperm concentration of 20x106 spermatozoa/ml or more, sperm count of 40x106 spermatozoa per ejaculate or more and motility of 50% or more with forward progression (categories a and b) of 25% or more with rapid progression (category a) within 60 minutes of ejaculation.[2] Human male anatomy The testicles, known medically as testes (singular testis), are the male generative glands in animals. ... Human male anatomy The testicles, known medically as testes (singular testis), are the male generative glands in animals. ... Male Anatomy The seminal vesicles are a pair of glands on the posterior surface of the urinary bladder of males. ... In chemistry, an amino acid is any molecule that contains both amino and carboxylic acid functional groups. ... Chemical strucutre of citric acid. ... Ribbon diagram of the enzyme TIM, surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. ... Riboflavin Flavin is a tricyclic heteronuclear organic ring based on pteridine whose biochemical source is the vitamin riboflavin. ... Fructose (or levulose) is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in many foods and is one of the three most important blood sugars along with glucose and galactose. ... Phosphorylcholine is a molecule secreted by the seminal vesicle which has a molecular weight of 184. ... Chemical structure of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... 3D representation of vitamin C Chemical structure of vitamin C Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient and human vitamin essential for life and for maintaining optimal health, used by the body for many purposes. ... Male Anatomy The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ... Prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) is an enzyme produced by the prostate. ... Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. ... // Basic Information Fibrinolysin is an enzyme derived from plasma of bovine origin or extracted from cultures of certain bacteria. ... Prostate specific antigen (PSA, also known as kallikrein III, seminin, semenogelase, γ-seminoprotein and P-30 antigen) is a protein manufactured almost exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm to swim freely. ... Proteases (proteinases, peptidases or proteolytic enzymes) are enzymes that break peptide bonds between amino acids of proteins. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... Chromatin is a complex of DNA and protein found inside the nuclei of eukaryotic cells. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Male Anatomy In the anatomy of the male human body, the bulbourethral glands (or Cowpers glands) are two small, rounded, and somewhat lobulated bodies, of a yellow color, about the size of peas, placed behind and lateral to the membranous portion of the urethra, between the two layers of... Galactose (also called brain sugar) is a type of sugar found in dairy products, in sugar beets and other gums and mucilages. ... Mucus is a code word for toby mcdonald. ... Precum. ... Sialic acid Sialic acid is a derivative of a nine-carbon monosaccharide, named from the Greek σιαλοσ (sialos) saliva. It is the negative charge of this chemical that is responsible for the slippery feel of saliva and mucins coating the body’s organs. ... For other meanings of the acronym WHO, see WHO (disambiguation) WHO flag Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health. ...


Semen and transmission of disease

The semen of a disease-free individual is harmless on the skin. However, semen can be the vehicle for many sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In zootomy and dermatology, skin is an organ of the integumentary system made up of multiple layers of epithelial tissues that guard underlying muscles and organs. ... Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), are diseases that are commonly transmitted between partners through some form of sexual activity, most commonly vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex. ... Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a retrovirus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. ... Groups I: dsDNA viruses II: ssDNA viruses III: dsRNA viruses IV: (+)ssRNA viruses V: (-)ssRNA viruses VI: ssRNA-RT viruses VII: dsDNA-RT viruses A virus (Latin, poison) is a microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


It is also hypothesized that components of semen, such as the spermatozoa as well as the seminal plasma, can cause immunosuppression in the body when introduced to the bloodstream or lymph. Evidence for this dates back to 1898, when Elie Metchnikoff injected a guinea pig with its own and foreign guinea pig sperm, finding that an antibody was produced in response; however the antibody was inactive, pointing to a suppression response by the immune system. Schematic diagram of a sperm cell, showing the (1) acrosome, (2) cell membrane, (3) nucleus, (4) mitochondria, and (5) flagellum (tail) A sperm cell, or spermatozoon ( spermatozoa) (in Greek: sperm = semen and zoon = alive), is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood, in which the blood cells are suspended. ... Immunosuppression is the medical suppression of the immune system. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... In mammals including humans, the lymphatic vessels (or lymphatics) are a network of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into tissues throughout the body. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Eli Metchnikoff (1845-1916) was a Russian scientist, pivotal in starting the relatively modern discipline of probiotics. ... Binomial name Cavia porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758) Guinea pigs (also called cavies) are rodents belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia, originally indigenous to the Andes. ... Schematic of antibody binding to an antigen An antibody or immunoglobulin is a large Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. ... ...


Further research, such as that by S. Mathur and J.M. Goust, demonstrated that non-preexisting antibodies were produced in humans in response to the sperm. These antibodies mistakenly recognized native T lymphocytes as foreign antigens, and consequently the T lymphocytes would fall under attack by the body's B lymphocytes. [3] T cells are a subset of lymphocytes that play a large role in the immune response. ... An antigen is any molecule that is recognized by antibodies. ... B cells are lymphocytes that play a large role in the humoral immune response (as opposed to the cell-mediated immune response). ...


Other semen components shown to spur an immunosuppressive effect are seminal plasma and seminal lymphocytes.


Blood in the semen (hematospermia)

The presence of blood in the semen may be undetectable (it only can be seen microscopically) or visible in the fluid. Its cause could be the result of inflammation, infection, blockage, or injury of the male reproductive tract or a problem within the urethra, testicles, epididymis and prostate. Hematospermia, or the presence of blood in semen, is most often a benign and idiopathic symptom, but can sometimes result from medical problems such as a urethral stricture, infection of the prostate, or a congenital bleeding disorder, and can occur transiently after surgical procedures such as a prostate biopsy. ... Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ... An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. ... In anatomy, the urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. ... Human male anatomy The testicles, known medically as testes (singular testis), are the male generative glands in animals. ... Male Anatomy The epididymis is part of the human male reproductive system and is present in all male mammals. ... Male Anatomy The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ...


Further semen analysis and other uro-genital tests might be needed to find out the cause of blood in the semen.


Semen allergy

In rare cases (about 5 percent of the population) people have been known to experience allergic reactions to seminal fluids, known as human seminal plasma hypersensitivity.[4] Symptoms can be either localized or systemic, and may include vaginal itching, redness, swelling, or blisters within 30 minutes of contact. They may also include generalized itching, hives, and even difficulty breathing. Hypersensitivity is an immune response that damages the bodys own tissues. ... Urticaria or Hives is a relatively common form of allergic reaction that causes. ...


The best way to test for human seminal plasma sensitivity is to use a condom during intercourse. If symptoms dissipate with the use of a condom, it is possible that a sensitivity to semen is present. Mild cases of semen allergy can often be overcome by repeated exposure to seminal fluid.[5] In more severe cases, it is important to seek the advice of a physician, particularly in the event that a couple is trying to conceive, in which case, artificial insemination may be indicated. A 67 m long condom on the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina, part of an awareness campaign for the 2005 World AIDS Day A condom is a device, usually made of latex, or more recently polyurethane, that is used during sexual intercourse. ... An allergy can refer to several kinds of immune reactions including Type I hypersensitivity in which a persons body is hypersensitised and develops IgE type antibodies to typical proteins. ... Artificial insemination (AI) is when sperm is placed into a females uterus (intrauterine), or cervix (intracervical) using artificial means rather than by natural copulation. ...


Cultural aspects

Semen and martial arts

Chi Kung places huge emphasis on a form of energy called 'jing'[6] [7] - which one attempts to develop and accumulate, jing is sexual energy and is considered to dissipate with ejaculation so masturbation is considered "Energy Suicide" amongst those who practice this art. According to Chi Kung theory, energy from many pathways/meridians becomes diverted and transfers itself to the sexual organs during sexual excitement, the ensuing orgasm and ejaculation will then finally expel the energy from the system completely. Qigong (&#27683;&#21151; - Pinyin: q g&#333;ng, Wade-Giles: chi kung) is an increasingly popular aspect of Chinese medicine. ...


Cultural views

In some cultures, semen is attributed with special properties of masculinity. For instance, among the Etoro people of Papua New Guinea, it is believed that young boys must fellate their elders and ingest their sperm to achieve proper sexual maturation. This act may also be attributed to the culturally active homosexuality throughout these and other tribes.[8] The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Oral sex consists of all those sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, tongue, etc. ...


According to some forms of Taoism, Polynesian beliefs, and the so-called sex magic espoused by Samael Aun Weor, the "spilling" of semen is associated with loss of power and manly strength. In over 60 books including The Perfect Matrimony, Samael Aun Weor has argued that in order to activate and harness his kundalini energy, a man should never spill his semen.[9] Taoism (sometimes written as and actually pronounced as Daoism (dow-ism)) is the English name for: Dao Jia [philosophical tao] philosophical school based on the texts the Tao Te Ching (ascribed to Laozi [Lao Tzu] and alternately spelled Dào Dé Jīng) and the Zhuangzi; a family of organized... Samael Aun Weor Samael Aun Weor (March 16, 1917 - December 24, 1977) was a prolific writer, lecturer and teacher of occultism. ... The Perfect Matrimony, first published as The Door to Enter Into Initiation in 1950, is the first of approximately seventy books written by Samael Aun Weor. ... Kundalini (, IAST: ) is a Sanskrit word meaning either coiled up or coiling like a snake. ...


Sacred semen

In some pre-industrial societies, semen and other body fluids were revered because they were believed to be magical. Blood is an example of such a fluid, but semen was also widely believed to be of supernatural origin and effect and was, as a result, considered holy or sacred. Industrialisation (or industrialization) or an industrial revolution (in general, with lowercase letters) is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state . ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ...


Semen is currently and has long been revered by Buddhist, Daoist and Hindu traditions as a very important constituent of human physiology. A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Physiology (in Greek physis = nature and logos = word) is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. ...


At one time, it was believed that a woman’s menstrual blood formed the human soul and that mothers, therefore, were the source of the souls that animated their children.


Dew was once thought to be a sort of rain that fertilized the earth and, in time, became a metaphor for semen. The Bible employs the term “dew” in this sense in such verses as Song of Solomon 5:2 and Psalm 110:3, declaring, in the latter verse, for example, that the people should follow only a king who was virile enough to be full of the “dew” of youth. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The word Bible refers to the canonical collections of sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity. ...


It was widely believed, in ancient times, that gemstones were drops of divine semen which had coagulated after having fertilized the earth. There is an ancient Chinese belief that jade, in particular, was the dried semen of the celestial dragon. A selection of antique, hand-crafted Chinese jadeite jade buttons Jade An ornamental stone, jade is a name applied to two different rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals. ...


Based upon the resemblance of dandelion juice to human semen, it was believed that the flower magically promoted the flow of sperm. Species See text. ...


The orchid’s twin bulbs were thought to resemble the testicles, and there was an ancient Roman belief that the flower sprang from the spilled semen of copulating satyrs. Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... Human male anatomy The testicles, known medically as testes (singular testis), are the male generative glands in animals. ... Image from a Greek chalice depicting a satyr with a tail and erect penis, Euphronios, 510–500 BC, Athens In Greek mythology, satyrs (in Greek, Σάτυροι — Sátyroi) are young humans, possibly with horse ears, that roamed the woods and mountains, and were the companions of Pan and Dionysus. ...


Barbara G. Walker recounts these examples of sacred semen in The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, the thesis of which is that myth and folklore show a pre-patriarchic rule by women that was later supplanted by masculine culture.


Semen in popular culture

Depiction of semen in art and popular culture has, for a long time, been considered a taboo subject. Popular culture, or pop culture, (literally: the culture of the people) consists of the cultural elements that prevail (at least numerically) in any given society, mainly using the more popular media, in that societys vernacular language and/or an established lingua franca. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Andres Serrano, whose photos depict bodily fluids such as "Blood and Semen II" (Semen y Sangre II) (1990), became a controversial figure for featuring semen in his work. He was criticized by some for producing offensive art, while others defended him in the name of artistic freedom.[10] His photos were featured on the cover art of two Metallica albums, namely Load and ReLoad, feature images made by shining light through a piece of clear plastic on which semen, blood and urine have been splattered and swirled around. Andres Serrano Andres Serrano (born August 15, 1950) is an American photographer who has become most notorious for his controversial piece Piss Christ, a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submerged in the artists own urine. ... Artistic Freedom is the right (or privilege, when working with anothers work) to create art without restrictions regarding content or style. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed on October 28, 1981. ... Load is the sixth album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released in 1996. ... This article is about the 1999 Tom Jones album, not to be confused with the album ReLoad by heavy metal band Metallica. ...


Only recently has semen been depicted (albeit controversially) in movies such as There's Something About Mary (1998) ("a hard-core staple making its debut in a mainstream Hollywood comedy")[11], Happiness (1998), American Pie (1999), Scary Movie (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), and National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002). Jackass Number Two (2006) features a scene where Chris Pontius drinks horse semen. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film &#8212; also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, &#8212; is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Theres Something About Mary, released in 1998 by 20th Century Fox, is a combination of romantic comedy and gross-out film directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly (the Farrelly brothers). ... Happiness is a 1998 black comedy motion picture, written and directed by Todd Solondz, that show the lives of three sisters and their families. ... American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz and written by Adam Herz. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American comedy/horror/sci-fi sequel to Scary Movie and was followed in 2003 by Scary Movie 3 and in 2006 by Scary Movie 4. ... National Lampoons Van Wilder (also known as Van Wilder, Van The Man and Van Wilder: Party Liaison) is a 2002 movie directed by Walt Becker and stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular young philanthropist/party animal. ... Jackass Number Two is the sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie. ... Chris Pontius has been married to Claire Nolan since October 2004. ...


Euphemisms

A huge variety of euphemisms and dysphemisms have been invented to describe semen. For a complete list of terms, see Sexual slang. A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces, or in the case of doublespeak to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... In language, both dysphemism (from the Greek dys δυς= non and pheme φήμη = speech) and cacophemism (in Greek cacos κακός = bad) are rough opposites of euphemism, meaning the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one. ... Sexual slang is any slang term which makes reference to sex, the sexual organs, or matters closely related to them. ...


See also

A cum shot, or money shot, is the record (on film or video) of a man ejaculating onto a person or object. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A spermatozoon or spermatozoan ( spermatozoa), from the ancient Greek σπέρμα (seed) and ζῷον (living being) and more commonly known as a sperm cell, is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Precum. ... Capacitation refers to the post-ejaculatory process that takes place in mammalian spermatozoa that renders them competent to interact with, and fertilize, an oocyte. ... Sexual slang is any slang term which makes reference to sex, the sexual organs, or matters closely related to them. ... A Vasectomy is a birth control method in which all or part of a males vas deferens are surgically removed, thus sterilizing the patient. ...

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  11. ^ Review in Rolling Stone

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External links

  • Grizard G, Sion B, Bauchart D, Boucher D (2000). "Separation and quantification of cholesterol and major phospholipid classes in human semen by high-performance liquid chromatography and light-scattering detection.". J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl 740 (1): 101-7. PMID 10798299.
  • "factors that affect spermatogenesis"
  • "Does Semen Have Antidepressant Properties?" By Gordon G. Gallup
  • simple article about sperm contents

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