sperms: 1 versus 1 million
Posted by inzomaniac on June 20, 2008
“Every sperm is sacred. Every sperm is great. If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate,” goes the song from Monty Python’s movie The Meaning of Life. If the lyrics strike you as funny, it’s most likely because calling a sperm cell “sacred” sounds ridiculous when men can produce so many of them.
In fact, the average male will produce roughly 525 billion sperm cells over a lifetime and shed at least one billion of them per month. A healthy adult male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells in a single ejaculation.
In contrast, women are born with an average 2 million egg follicles, the reproductive structures that give rise to eggs. By puberty, a majority of those follicles close up and only about 450 will ever release mature eggs for fertilization.
But if it only takes one sperm and one egg to meet and create a baby, then why do men produce such a whopping number of sperm? Wouldn’t it be less wasteful for a man to release a single sperm, or at least fewer, to meet one egg?
The reason for this predicament boils down to two words: sperm competition. Since the dawn of the sexes, males have vied with each other to get as many of their own sperm near a fertile egg as possible. Getting more of your sperm closer to an egg means there is a greater probability that it will be you and not your neighbor fertilizing it. >>>READ MORE ABOUT THIS
next time you do it with your partner, make sure your soldiers get there fast… you’ll never know, its your best friends’ mightiest heroes that arrived there first… 🙂
kidding aside… our human body alone demonstrate so many wonders… many are still cannot be explained by many scientist… maybe in the future they will.. but this answers will just create new questions in our heads…
but anyways… oh yes… the sperms… don’t worry if you get to waste a lot of them everyday… dude! you have factory of them… you don’t need money to maintain them and your body’s factory workers… just take care of your health… consult a physician…