1. Male reproductive cells are produced in testicles.
2. The process of sperm cell production is known as spermatogenesis (also referred to as spermiogenesis).
3. Spermatogenesis lasts for 74 days, which means that it takes as long as 3 months for a new portion of spermatozoa to be produced. Over this period, it is worth avoiding such substances as coffee, alcohol and tobacco, as well as considering proper supplementation.
Such simple changes will help to “cultivate” strong spermatozoa.
4. The last stage takes place in the temperature of only 33°C. Such a temperature can be maintained by the scrotal sac (therefore, care should be taken not to overheat it). Next, spermatozoa move to the epididymis.
5. The process of filling the seminal vesicles in the epididymides takes approximately 48 hours (frequent ejaculation of semen reduces the number of spermatozoa stored in the vesicles, until they are completely empty).
6. The spermatozoa accumulated in the epididymis retain their fertilisation capacity for 42 days.
7. The transportation of spermatozoa from the testicle to the epididymis lasts for about 2 days (a too slow movement of the semen is likely to have an effect on its “premature ageing”, thereby increasing the risk of infertility).
8. A man produces 100 million spermatozoa per day, or 1,000 spermatozoa per second.
9. One portion of semen contains approx. 500 million spermatozoa, which set out on their journey to give a new life according to the ‘first come, first served’ principle.