Why is sperm white?

  • 8 Replies
  • 15111 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Why is sperm white?
« on: 15/04/2008 02:03:50 »
Why's that?

*

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 20602
    • View Profile
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #1 on: 15/04/2008 12:17:27 »
Why's that?
Good Question 1

My own is Rainbow coloured ! [;D]

To be honest, I don't know..........but you may be confusing sperm with the seminal liquid that spermywermy swims in/is transported in !

Here is some info blatantly copied and pasted from Wiki

Appearance and consistency of human semen

Most semen is white in colour, but grey or even yellowish semen can be normal as well. Blood in the semen can cause a pink or reddish colour, known as hematospermia, and may indicate a medical problem which should be evaluated by a doctor if it does not readily disappear.

After ejaculation, semen first goes through a clotting process and then becomes more liquid. It is postulated that the initial clotting helps keep the semen in the vaginal canal, but liquefaction frees the sperm to make their longer journey to the ova. Immediately after ejaculation semen is typically a sticky, jelly-like liquid often forming globules. Within 5 to 40 minutes it will become more watery and liquid before finally drying.
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #2 on: 15/04/2008 12:21:27 »
Neil why do you always say somethihng like this ! and then have the ! out there all alown?

*

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 20602
    • View Profile
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #3 on: 15/04/2008 12:33:29 »
Neil why do you always say somethihng like this ! and then have the ! out there all alown?

Cos I'm crap at punctuation !   [;)]
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

*

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 20602
    • View Profile
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #4 on: 15/04/2008 12:34:55 »
...Actually....that's a good question !....why do I punctuate my words with distant punctuation marks ?
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #5 on: 15/04/2008 13:02:34 »
Idkk.

*

paul.fr

  • Guest
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #6 on: 15/04/2008 14:13:07 »
Neil why do you always say somethihng like this ! and then have the ! out there all alown?
One who has trouble spelling, should not question another's use of punctuation.

*

Offline MayoFlyFarmer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 863
    • View Profile
    • http://www.myspace.com/wiguyinmn
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #7 on: 15/04/2008 18:46:53 »
to my knowledge, there isn't any specific reason for sperm to be white.  it apears white because the molecules that make it up reflect light of all wavelengths back at your eyes and that's how you see it.  however, that's simply due to the molecules that are needed for sperm to function happening to be shaped the way they are.  unlike, say, plants being gren because their chlorophyl is designed to absorb light in other parts of the spectrum and thus only reflects the green light.
<font color="maroon"></font id="maroon">How much CAML do you have in your toes? [;)]

*

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 7188
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Why is sperm white?
« Reply #8 on: 16/04/2008 01:57:01 »
Neil why do you always say somethihng like this ! and then have the ! out there all alown?
One who has trouble spelling, should not question another's use of punctuation.

I don't have time to make everything all great and nice. So much to do. So little time.

and thanks