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I have the urge to ejaculate into my own mouth. Is this normal?

Q:

I play solo a lot and lately I really have the urge to ejaculate into my mouth. Is it safe to do? Is it normal to want to do this?

A:

While the urge or desire to swallow one's own semen may not be something you see in the media or hear much about, it is not wrong, abnormal or frowned upon. As for whether or not swallowing semen is safe, it's not only safe, it can actually have a number of benefits. Semen is thought to reduce anxiety and elevate mood, possibly because it contains hormones like serotonin and oxytocin. It also contains melatonin, so it can help you sleep better. It's even thought to increase energy, improve memory, reduce pain and, due to its antioxidant content, slow down the aging process - it's good stuff!

Bonus: because it's your own semen, you don't have to worry about STIs.

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Written by JoEllen Notte
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JoEllen is a writer, speaker, researcher and mental health advocate whose work explores the impact of depression on sex and relationships. Since 2012 she has written about sex, mental health, and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site The Redhead Bedhead.

JoEllen is currently writing her first book: “The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression & The Conversation We Aren’t Having”

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