What is the world cumming to? From bee sting treatment, to ground coffee body washes and now we have the sperm face mask! Although sperm is typically associated with having sex, swallowing, spitting oh, and making babies apparently it also has great uses outside the bedroom. You might have heard about it on an episode of HBO’s Real Sex, or seen it on the FX series of Nip/Tuck. If you’re a young gullible heterosexual woman your boyfriend might have attempted to entice you with it. The question that everyone one wants to know is does it really work, and should I give it a shot!
Sperm contains fructose, protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc, this is a scientific fact and they are the actual ingredients in semen. However, the majority of the sperm face mask proponents are far from credible scientists and doctors, instead they are celebrities and wanna be celebrities looking for 15 minutes of fame. One such person is former glamour model Tracy Kiss who has dedicated an entire blog to the benefits of the sperm face mask. Miss Kiss prefers semen as a natural alternative to the harsh chemicals in moisturisers that cause more harm than good. She gets her juice from an anonymous donor whom she states has been tested for sexually transmitted diseases. She combines her man-milk with egg whites and lavender essential oil to create the mask. She then massages it into her skin and lets it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it with warm water.
- Kills Bacteria: Due to the nutrients, minerals and antioxidants contained in sperm it is capable of killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form.
- Reduce Wrinkles: When applied to the skin over a long period of time, the protein assists in eliminating wrinkles.
- Reduces Acne Scars: Not only does sperm prevent the acne from forming, it also eliminates scarring if used over a long period of time.
- Reduce Dark Circles: The protein reduces the appearance of dark circles around the eyes and tightens the skin at the same time.
Before you go and start milking the cow, let’s see what the experts have to say about this. Dr Kirby a dermatologist based in California is categorically against the treatment. His first major concern is that sexually transmitted diseases can be absorbed into the thin membranes in the face. We are not just talking about cold sores on the skin from herpes; you could also expose your eyes to Chlamydia. Basically whether you collect your jizz from a donor or your boyfriend there are no guarantees that they are disease free. Some sexually transmitted diseases don’t show up in the blood until three months after intercourse.
Dr Kirby went on to state that although protein is good for the body, it’s not good for the skin and can actually cause an adverse reaction. The condition is referred to as human seminal plasma protein hypersensitivity which is basically an allergy to sperm, it’s a very rare condition but it exists and it would be extremely embarrassing if you were rushed to the emergency room! Just because protein is good for the body doesn’t give you the green light to start eating it either unless you want to consume a gallon of it a day! Because that’s how much you would need in order to reap the same benefits. You are better off going on a healthy diet instead.
Even though sperm does contain the necessary ingredients quantity is essential for it to have any effect. Each man is going to have different measurements depending on their health and diet regime. Therefore, it is literally impossible to determine which man is going to be able to give you the right dose!
So the reality is that the negatives outweigh the positives. I would rather listen to a trained professional than a celebrity or beauty blogger who has no real understanding of the physical implications and consequences of rubbing sperm on your face.
If you want to follow the crowd join the sperm facial revolution that’s up to you. However, don’t say you weren’t warned if you are rushed to hospital because of an allergic reaction. If you are that concerned about having smooth skin without having to endure harsh chemicals or spend exorbitant amounts of money why not use one of the many other harmless natural home remedies such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar?
The verdict is in, I have done my research and weighed up the pros and cons of the sperm face mask and I am giving it a huge thumbs down! Not only because I think that its singlehandedly the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard but the thought of chlamydia in my eye just doesn’t appeal to me!