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Did Newton declare that he had never lost a single drop of his seminal fluid?

This book A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis contains the following sentence: Isaac Newton supposedly “never lost a single drop of seminal fluid. And in Everybody's Own Physician; ...
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Does the DNA of one sperm contain 37.5 MB of information?

[Source] In an episode of the BBC show QI - Quite Interesting (Series J, Episode 1) Stephen Fry said: How much information do you think is in the DNA of one little sperm...? It's 37.5 MB... ...
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Does avoiding ejaculation before conceiving help in healthier and stronger children?

I have read this from friends and is mostly around in subcontinent that in order to get healthier babies (with no defects and good health), one should avoid ejaculation for a couple of days before ...
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Does pre-ejaculate typically contain sperm?

It is typically believed that pre-ejaculate contains sperm, for example Guys leak a bit of sperm out of the penis before ejaculation. This is called pre-ejaculate. source Does a man's pre-...
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Does sexual position affect the chances of conception?

I have seen the claim that some sexual positions are better for getting pregnant than others. For example this article on how to have baby-making sex claims: Be a missionary It might seem ...
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Does riding a bicycle reduce sperm count/male fertility?

Related Does using a laptop on your lap lower your sperm count? Can switching from briefs to boxer shorts improve your fertility? I've heard that riding a bicycle, especially for extended periods of ...
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Does frequent cell phone use reduce the sperm count of men? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the presence of a cellphone affect sperm count or heart rate? Is cell phone use harmless or is there a chance that it lowers the sperm count of men? New independent ...