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Vaginal absorption of hormones via ejaculate - a medical hypothesis

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Vaginal absorption of hormones via ejaculate - a medical hypothesis

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I came across an interesting medical hypothesis that the hormones present in ejaculate can be absorbed by a woman and have an effect on her mood. The abstract has a pretty extreme example of a woman who was avoiding sex with her husband and was also experiencing depression. (The abstract also mentions she was post-partem but doesn’t give timelines) While I haven’t read the whole article, and it is just a hypothesis not a true medical study, it does seem intriguing.

I’ve often seen/heard advice and testimonials for low libido wives to have more sex and the desire will follow. While some of that could be from the neurochemical response of arousal and orgasm, or the feeling of spiritual connectedness from experiencing God’s intention of a one-flesh union, could it also be a hormonal imbalance “treated” by her husband’s emission?

Has anyone had hormonal testing results that would potentially support this?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3637620?report=abstract

Edit: Upon further inspection, this article is behind a $35.99 paywall.
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I don't know if this is connected in anyway, but when we started having frequent sex (near daily), my menstrual cycle regulated in a way it never has been....and has remained for 6+ years. That means my hormones had to have regulated in some form. Was it just coincidence or is there a connection? I have always wondered.

Hopefully sex will make perimenopause/menopause a little more tolerable. ;)
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SeekingChange, it certainly has for my wife.  :D  She entered into perimeno EARLY (in her late 30's).  I have way more fingers than she's had periods during our marriage of 29 months so far. She tries to regulate with natural hormones....and if this is her on them? Wow!  She has been more than willing to ask me a time or two, "if you think this is bad, would you like to see me off them?" My quick response is "NOPE!" :-D

Man, have some of those mood swings been interesting to handle in our new marriage.  I'd always said I wanted someone who was either past that point or it wasn't gonna happen for years to come so we could cement the relationship before that rollercoaster. Apparently, God, in His infinite humor,...er, I mean wisdom, :-D decided that my new wife was gonna go through it during our first years of marriage (which has been great for no monthly interruptions...but difficult on the mood swings). =(
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When you say "natural hormones" what do you mean? What is she using?
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One aspect of frequent sex is an increase on oxytocin. There is reliable research that credits oxytocin for a sense of well-being. So, if more frequent sex generates that benefit, the possible benefit of semen to be beneficial is frosting on the cake! 🎂🔥👏

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It makes sense to me that God would not only make it enjoyable for us but also beneficial to our physical and emotional well-being!
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I'm not medically trained but my wife and I always felt that there was something mutually beneficial in ejaculating inside her, even though we used the withdrawal method for family planning. It just felt right and proper to do it at least a few times a month, usually just before she was due her period to minimize the risk (having said that, we always accepted the possibility of making a baby...). Likewise, I often wondered about the effects of her vaginal secretions on my penis.

 
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This sounds like it calls for an experiment!
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Btw, if anyone finds a study that shows that scientists showed some positive mood benefits across a large sample size for women whose husbands ejaculate into them....especially if it is extremely frequently, please let me know.  I'd like to share that with my wife.

I saw a study that said that sex so many times a week made people happier, but less so as the sex increased beyond that point.  I didn't want to share that one with my wife.  :)
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Building on what OWM said, I think God's knowledge is so infinitely greater than ours that what we know about the functions of our bodies could be the equivalent of how pre-schoolers understand cars:  "Car go vroom!" I can easily imagine that semen could have all kinds of benefits we don't know about for women, since it has benefits we do know about, no matter how seemingly minor, like the nutrients we ingest when we swallow and the benefit to skin when we let it absorb. (I think there was a study debunking the theory that it should be used for regular facial skin care, but I know from my own experience that when it dries/absorbs on my stomach and thighs, they get softer.)

It's just all-around good stuff, and one more reason on top of myriad that it's an all-around good thing for married couples to make love thoroughly and often! :D
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