Semen makes you happy, according to a report comparing women who have sex using condoms with those who have unprotected sex. The study shows that the women who were directly exposed to semen, because a condom wasn’t used, were less depressed, and the researchers think this is because there are mood-altering hormones in semen that are absorbed through the vagina. “I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms,” says Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at the State University of New York. “Clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen.”
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