Things You Never Knew About The Sperm


  • The average volume of a sperm sample produced is 3ml ( Most men are surprised by this- A tea spoon is 5ml!).
  • It takes 2 months to make sperm.
  • With every ejaculation, men produce around 200 million sperm cells
  • Defects to sperm can occur in any of the sex cell’s three parts: the head, midpiece (the neck) or the tail, or a combination of these. For instance, a defective sperm could have double heads, small or oversized head, a bent neck, thin midpiece, a tail that’s bent, broken or coiled, or multiple tails.

  • The term sperm is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning “seed”)
  • Inside a woman’s body, sperm can live for up to five days depending on the conditions.
  • The largest cell in the human body is the female egg, whereas one of the smallest is the sperm cell.
  • Sperm was first discovered in 1677 by a Dutch microscope maker
  • The first successful artificial insemination of a woman was recorded in 1790, the renowned Scottish anatomist and surgeon, Dr. John Hunter, reported that he had successfully inseminated the wife of a linen draper, using her husband’s sperm.


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