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since many years my sperm contains thick, threadlike, elastic parts.
I did find contradictory and unsufficient explanations on google so far.
can you please contribute your knowledge and oppinions to this topic.
After this post only, I'm returning to inactivity.
As someone in the medical world and bearing in mind your inability to access the medical care you need, I am obliged to offer my informed opinion; however, the following should not be taken as a diagnosis. It is preferable for you to see a licensed practitioner.
To all the fellas here; pay attention, the following might help you in some way.
After ejaculation, a healthy adult male's semen should be thick and quite adhesive. These qualities are because of clotting proteins produced in the seminal vesicle, which (along with other substances such as prostaglandins and fructose) make up around 60% of your semen output. Believe it or not, your sperm only makes up a minority of your semen.
It is normal, however, for deviations from this norm to appear. Many men report their semen to be a grey-white in colour, but some guys express concern over their semen being a wheatish-cream-yellow instead. The latter is probably caused by genetic disposition; it may even be caused by environmental factors, such as diet. It could possibly be similar to the greenish tinge in urine one observes after following a course of multivitamins for long enough (i.e. a week). The bottom line is, semen colour doesn't seem to affect fertility.
Addressing the thread creator's query, the thread-like quality in your sperm might simply be a genetic disposition you have (i.e. a higher-than-usual output of clotting proteins from the seminal vesicles), or controlled by your diet.
Unless your unusual semen texture is somehow connected with infertility, I would not worry too much. If you have somehow discovered you're infertile, read on...
Infertility in males is controlled by genetics as much as it is by the environment. Testosterone, the "man" hormone that is associated with masculine traits, also controls virility; it allows your sperm to develop fully. One of the "female" hormones, oestrogen, has an inverse relationship with testosterone; when one goes up, the other goes down.
Over the past few decades, several studies have noted a net decrease in both male fertility and serum (blood) testosterone levels. The main culprits are oestrogen-like compounds and sedentary lifestyle devoid of exercise. To combat this, men with low testosterone are encouraged to do the following:
- Eat food rich in Zinc (shellfish, dairy, eggs, meat and/or supplement)
- Increased isotonic exercise (particularly compound exercises that use multiple body parts, such as push-ups, pull-ups, deadlifts etc.)
- Adequate sleep (at least seven hours a day and consistent during the week to maintain your circadian rhythm)
- Avoid alcoholic drinks (high in sugar, which promote fat deposition, which promote more oestrogen, which lower testosterone levels)
- Avoid oestrogen-like substances (I recall the lavander used in some herbal shampoos are actually detrimental to testosterone levels)
If you're a male teen or young adult, the above is in your best interest to follow anyway. Particularly if you've been brought up in a "developed" suburban setting, you're at risk of not developing to the extent you could have, in terms of masculinity.
Gynecomastia proper, known colloquially as "bitch tits" or "man boobs", are caused by a hormone imbalance; namely the testosterone-oestrogen one I outlined. The incidence of gynecomastia is on the rise among young boys in both the US and Europe, and it's no coincidence.
Aside from giving you more "manly" features (i.e. coarser and more plentiful body hair, larger frame through increased skeletal muscle and bone density, deeper voice etc.), you will find your general mood, "drive" and confidence will increase.
I wish you the best of luck and hope you receive the medical assessment your query calls for.
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Poland is a misunderstanding. It is a country which lies on the frontier between western and slavic world, and which combines elements of both.
In fact, they are not even the Europeans in strict sense, meaning European as in bearing the responsibility and understanding of European interests. Poland has always been an subordinate country, on one side sucking German dick, on the other side -- Russian one, some kind of "novice" europeans, who are full of inferiority complexes, hysteria and obsessity neuroses. This is also true for all Baltic countries