A new study has suggested that semen may help stem depression.
Research carried out on 300 sexually active students of college age found that those who were having sex without condoms were less likely to experience feelings of depression.
For those who didn't have protected sex, depression scores went up as the amount of time since their last sexual encounter increased.
Researchers at the Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Albany, suggested that evidence showing the body absorbs components of semen into the blood stream just hours after sex may have been the cause.
Seminal fluid has been found to contain several anti-depressant qualities that can elevate moods and help people to sleep easier.
Despite the results it's always worth remembering that unprotected sex isn't always safe, and it can lead to the contracting of STDS.
Meanwhile, a dating site has revealed the “optimum” number of people to sleep with before you die.
According to their rather, ahem, questionable data, the ideal number of people to have sex with in your lifetime is, wait for it….. 12.
Around 40 percent of men claimed that between 10 and 14 sexual partners is “the perfect amount”.
According to the website, that number describes someone who is “sexually adventurous, liberal and transient”.
The research added that 70 per cent of men say having less than 10 partners indicates “sexual inexperience and a lack of adventure in the bedroom” but more than 19 suggests “someone is too eager to jump from partner to partner, or simply too selfish and very difficult to please.”