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The Chemical Spermidine In Semen Can Make You Live Longer

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Trying to add some years onto your life? Here's a tip: Swallow the next time you give a blowie.

Yep, turns out swallowing your boyfriend's sexy juices (I'm not sure if that's an actual nickname for semen, but let's try to make it one) can actually make you live longer.

Obviously, for sexual health purposes, you should probably steer clear from swallowing the semen of any random guy you bring home from the bar. BUT a nice shot of STD-free semen can actually do wonders for your health.

The new study, published in Nature Medicine, found a chemical in semen called "spermidine" that not only made mice live longer, but it also helped to increase their overall heart health.

"Spermidine" not only made mice live longer, but it also helped to increase their overall heart health.

The mice who took the spermidine "had lower blood pressure, lower rates of cardiac hypertrophy, and reduced risk of diastolic heart failure."

Spermidine's effectiveness with mice is as close as science has gotten to showing the chemical, which has already been proven effective in the lifespans of yeast and fruit flies, could potentially work the same for humans.

Still cringing at the thought of swallowing your boyfriend's semen? Don't worry — I get it.

Maybe it tastes weird! Or maybe you just don't love the feeling of warm goo shooting at the back of your throat. Both are totally understandable opinions.

But DON'T FRET. There are other ways for you to work spermidine into your diet.

One of the study's authors, Dr. Simon Sedej, explained to Medical Daily that you could also find the chemical in mushrooms, whole grains and, my personal favorite option, cheese.

That being said, Sedej suggests if you're really serious about getting a sufficient amount of spermidine in your diet, you should look into taking it as a supplement.

But if you're still down for semen as your primary spermidine resource, brace yourself, because you've got a lot of blowies in your future. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot. You would need to consume a GALLON of semen if you hoped to experience any of spermidine's health benefits.

I'm not a big math person, but I'm going to assume that's a whole lot of blowies.

Citations: Turns Out There's a Chemical in Semen That Could Make You Live Longer (Glamour), Cardioprotection and lifespan extension by the natural polyamine spermidine (Nature Medicine), Nutritional value in a serving of semen (Columbia Univeresity)