Cage fighter Alex Reid in April claimed to have “superhuman sperm” that he purposefully does not ejaculate during sex with button buster wife Katie Price because of its nutritious value, which he believes gets “reabsorbed” into the body by not splooging. “It’s actually very good for a man to have unprotected sex, as long as he doesn’t ejaculate,” Reid insisted. “Because I believe that all that semen has a lot of nutrition. A tablespoon of semen has your equivalent of steak, eggs, lemons and oranges. I am reabsorbing it into my body and it makes me go raaaaaaahh.” Science has responded: You’re an idiot.
Shooting down bizarre celebrity health tips (like David Beckham’s belief that wearing a silicone wristband to improve their fitness), the Sense About Science campaign’s John Aplin, a University of Manchester researcher, tells the fighter, “Alex, sperm can’t be reabsorbed once they have formed in the testes! In fact sperm die after a few days and the nutritional content of ejaculate is really rather small. And it’s worth remembering that unprotected sex might result in pregnancy or passing on of a sexually-transmitted infection.”
All together now: Raaaaaaahh!