There are rumors spreading all over the internet that semen is good for the skin. Allegedly it contains magical elements which if applied on the face, can stop the ageing process of anyone who wears it. This may not be too difficult to accomplish, especially when sex starts getting a notch too kinky between you and your man. Umm, not really. Not all women and gay men are open to facials. Some find it disgusting and non-hygienic. But there are those who know how to play it kinky and enjoy being "showered" with love on the face. But enjoying a facial and using semen as a beauty regimen are not exactly the same thing.
But is there any grain of truth to semen being the fountain of youth? It is said that semen contains a lot of protein. And protein is said to be good for the skin. Is there any truth to this? Are gay facials the holy grail of every vain gay men out there?
Yes, in order to maintain cells, our bodies need protein. That is because protein is the main substance used to replace our dead cells. And so, the skin needs protein for optimum health. The amount of protein that should be added to the average daily diet depends on a person's total body weight, body fat and a person's physical activity level. For people who weigh up to 150 lbs the average amount of protein needed is about 70 grams. Those who weigh up to 200 lbs the average amount of protein needed is about 90 grams. And those who weigh over 200 lbs the average amount of protein needed is about 110 grams.
So to answer the question, is semen a good source of protein, let us try to find out what it is exactly made up of. Semen contains citric acid, free amino acids, fructose, enzymes, phosphorylcholine, prostaglandin, potassium, and zinc. Semen contains about a total of 5 calories per ejaculation. Let us assume that all of those 5 calories derive from protein. If that is the case, we would come up with a maximum of 1.25 grams of protein. There are 4 calories per 1 gram of protein. These calories come from enzymes, sugars, etc. If that is the case, you would probably be getting a bit less than 1 gram of protein.
Semen, therefore, is not really a good source of protein. You need at least 70 grams for protein to do its magical work on your skin. So, unless you want to be covered in tons and tons of semen on your face, you should just stick to eating lean meat, poultry, egg whites, dairy products and fish.
Others may argue that semen contains vitamins and minerals from the body, but the amount is not that significant. Plus, there is no proof that those minerals can be absorbed into the skin from the seminal plasma. Semen also contains urea and uric acid, so there is probably more piss in jizz than some lost components to the fountain of youth. So if you are not into "golden showers", you shouldn't be into semen "facials" either. Facials can also dry the skin because semen contains sorbitol (body alcohol), sodium, citric acid and chlorine. Swallowing semen isn't necessarily good for you either. You might as well start taking multivitamins like a normal person if you are so concerned with vitamins and antioxidants.This entire semen-is-good-for-the-skin business may just have been concocted by horny, naughty men to lure vain gay men and women to be willing recipients of their spunk on their faces
Aside from the fact that there is not much truth to the claim that semen does wonders for the skin, there are more serious issues to be addressed. And everyone should be aware of the health risks. Any sexual activity that involves contact with the bodily fluids of another person contains the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Although semen is in itself generally harmless on the skin or if swallowed, it can be the vehicle for many sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV and Hepatitis. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration categorizes semen as "other potentially infectious material". The risk is even higher for the receiver as compared to the ejaculating partner. Since potentially infected semen could come into contact with broken skin or sensitive mucus membranes, such as the eyes, lips or mouth, there is a risk of contracting an infectious disease.
Also, in rare cases, people have been known to experience allergic reactions to seminal fluids, known as human seminal plasma hypersensitivity. Symptoms may include itching, redness, swelling, or blisters within 30 minutes of contact. Symptoms may also include hives and even difficulty breathing.
Okay, facials can be sexy perhaps especially when you and your man are feeling a bit kinky. It may be okay to submit to facials every once in a while. Just not too often, especially now that you know that it can do more damage than repair to your skin. You know better than to substitute it with your trusted beauty regimen. And most importantly, you have to make sure your man's jizz is not infected.