Oral Sex Makes Pregnancies Safer more Successful

Recent study of human sperm has revealed some surprising facts. Perhaps the most controversial is a study that found semen has a substance that encourages a female’s immune system to adapt to her mate’s sperm. This factor is crucial as many problems that occur during the period of pregnancy stem from the mother’s immune system reacting to the fetus as a foreign invader.

Sperm helps reduce the odds of auto-immune malfunction during the pregnancy according to Australian Professor Gustaaf Dekker, from the University of Adelaide, an author of the study. Dekker found that a significant number of proteins alien to the mother’s body are introduced during intercourse with father; if the mother has regular exposure to those proteins her body is less likely to reject them.

Intense sexual activity and fellatio is healthy

The controversial part of the study emerges when the researches determined that frequent oral sex intensifies the positive reaction by the immune system to the otherwise foreign proteins. The study suggests that intense sexual activity and frequent oral sex is good for the future mother’s immune system and ultimately to the health of the baby.

“If there’s repeated exposure to that signal then eventually when the woman conceives, her cells will say, ‘we know that guy, he’s been around a long time, we’ll allow the pregnancy to continue,” Dekker explained.

Reduction of pre-eclampsia risk

Reporting on the study, New Scientist writes that the research compared 41 pregnant women with pre-eclampsia, a high blood pressure dysfunction that can occur during pregnancy, with a control group of 44 pregnant women without the condition.

According to the article, Dekker discovered a significant 82 percent of those that did not suffer from pre-eclampsia had oral sex regularly before becoming impregnated. Conversely, a much smaller number—44 percent—practiced fellatio and still experienced the dysfunction. Dekker observed that the study found that the adoptive process of accepting the proteins showed the fullest effect for those woman in the study group that regularly has oral sex and ingested the semen.

Semen also acts as antidepressant

Another recent study has shown that semen seems to have an antidepressant effect on women. Females “physically exposed to semen are less likely to suffer from depression. It is thought that the psychological effects of semen are a result of its complex chemical make-up including several mood-altering hormones (testosterone, estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin and several different prostaglandins).

“In a scientific survey of 293 college women it was also found that those who did not use condoms were most likely to initiate sex and to seek out new partners as soon as a relationship ended, suggesting that the chemical dependency to semen creates a ‘rebound effect.'”

Dekker was not surprised to receive some push back from some women’s organizations once the study was released, but he stands by the hard data the research produced. The biological and immune system benefits cannot be denied.

If a couple consults with Dekker about past difficulties during pregnancies and the ability to successfully avoid miscarriages, Dekker says, “I tell them, ‘semen exposure’s good, and you could think of [including] oral sex’.”

The study was conducted through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Department of Immunohematology and Blood Bank, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. A translated link is available here.