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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by dingdong, Jan 2, 2011.
can you? Would this make you infertile?
No. And I don't understand what you mean by "antibodies". IRL, they are produced by your white blood cells in the event of an infection, and there's nothing "infectious" in otherwise healthy sperm.
What the fuck?
What utter nonsense this site can throw up sometimes.
Your white cells produce antibodies in response to infections yep, and they know to do this because a foregin cell has antigens on it which tell the body that it is infact foreign.
Under normal circumstances, your body therefore does not attack your own cells, because although each cell also has its own antigen, the body realises that it is from your own body so doesn't start an immune response to it.
However, in the testes, the area which produces sperm is completely isolated from the blood (the blood-testes barrier), so the body has never come into contact with your own sperm, so it will see it as foregin if it was to get into the blood. Therefore, when there is severe trauma to the testicles with internal bleeding, this barrier is impaired, and thus CAN lead to fertility problems. Infact, 10% of infertility cases are due to antisperm antibodies.
Therefore, my question is not completely ludicrous..... If you eat your own cum, wouldn't the sperm get into your blood through your stomach? or would it be destroyed due to the acidity.
Like everything else you drink and eat, it would be broken down by the acid in your stomach.
What about when you DO get an immune response due to eating contaminated food etc?
In that case, your body will only react to it if your cum has been contaminated.
If you're really worried about it, just don't swallow your own cum.
It is absolutely ludicrous.
How much of the food/drink that you consume ends up as flotsam in your bloodstream?
Secondly if a barrier exists between the testes and blood how would it be possible for you to become infertile through ingesting your own semen?
The testes are separate so anything that happens in the bloodstream is separate to the production of sperm.
If it worries you, then don't eat your own cum. Problem solved.
Dingdong you are obviously a smart kid who has thought a lot about this. Your body produces anti-bodies when infectious disease enters the bloodstream. Now if you cum on a sink, and then lick it off, the sink may be filled with bacteria which in turn your body would recognize and fight...lol But if you cum into your mouth or on your chest and then eat it, your stomach breaks it down to find any nutrition within it, and then processes any nutrients it carries.
If anything cum is good for you, as it carries natural sugars and proteins.
I'm not 100% sure, but your cum should have the self-marker proteins along the membrane of the cells and thus you would not develop antibodies. If you did, you'd be getting a fever and other symptoms after drinking your own jizz.
As any buffet table shows, we can consume a huge variety of foods, cells from our own body (cum) are the last thing I could think of that would provoke an immune response when consumed. Most contaminated foods have toxins which make people sick, not by a direct immune response. Drink away!
However, in the testes, the area which produces sperm is completely isolated from the blood (the blood-testes barrier)
When the blood-testes barrier is breached, and sperm enters the bloodstream, the immune system mounts an autoimmune response against the sperm. The anti-sperm antibodies generated by the immune system can bind to various antigenic sites on the surface of the sperm. If they bind to the head, the sperm may be less able to fertilize an egg, and if they bind to the tail, the motility of the sperm can be reduced.
Don't know why, but its in wiki. If- injected-, your own sperm provokes an immune response. Drinking it is fine, it's broken down in digestion.
Curious. So sperm does trigger an auto-immune response, which implies there are no self-marker proteins. Ida thought for sure sperm cells had these but perhaps the absence of them helps protect the sperm from mom's immune response in her vag
The reason for the response is also because sperm cells are haploid (only have one set of chromosomes) and thus are considered foreign bodies. There are specialised structures in the testes to defend against the immune response triggered by these cells.
Sickness from food is rarely caused by immune response, but more commonly from toxins. Toxins can be produced by bacteria. Bacteria can be absorbed in via the digestive system but it's less likely as the enzymes and acid in the mouth and stomach would begin breaking down the proteins quite quickly.
Foreign bodies entering the blood through a wound or a membrane will cause an immune response e.g. fever etc.
Note, however, that your immune response is only noticed when it's overly agressive. If a single sperm cell entered your blood stream it would most likely be attacked by a white-blood cell, broken down, and its units assimilated without the person even noticing.
Other misconceptions: your stomach isn't the only place digestion occurs, although sperm cells are mainly protein molecules (amino acids) and sugars which would most likely be digested in the stomach.
This scenario is exceptionally unlikely.
Your cum is YOUR DNA, therefore it's already in your stomach.
In fact the opposite is likely true for women.
Women who regularly let their man ejactulate inside them build up tolerance for their sperm. When a man cums in a woman, that is foreign cells in a body. But repeated ejaculation means the woman's body becomes accustomed to these foreign invaders and over time puts up less resistance.
Under normal circumstances absolutely not. Although there is the blood testicular barrier, your sperm cells are still considered "self" cells. Your immune system normally will not attack any "self" cells, but in an auto immune disorder it will. A good example is multiple sclerosis, in which myelin sheaths around neurons in the brain are attacked by one's own immune system. I guess in theory, if you have the "right" auto immune disorder your body could produce antibodies to your own sperm.
there are cases where guys are allergic to their own semen, usually during masterbation and they cum on themselves.
Experiments to over come this (sorry, bad pun) is to gradually increase injections on the guys own semen into him over time.
Now, as far as reactions go to exposure, anti-venoms work the opposite, where increased exposure can give increased allergic reactions.
So, ur own cum is good for you in big a doses as you like.
And I'm sure ur cum would be good for me - fancy injecting me (LOL)
It's true you can develop antibodies to your own sperm. Anti-sperm antibody testing is part of infertility diagnosis and can be a large problem for men who have had a vasectomy reversal. Incidentally women can also develop an immune or allergic response to seamen. It is rare but does happen.
Why would you need antibodies for your own sperm? In order for antibodies to be produced, an immune response is required. Ingested sperm would get digested and essentially recycled.