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how long does it take for your sperm to build up

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how long does it take for sperm to build up to have a wet dream
Submitted: 10 years ago.
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Expert:  Deborah replied 10 years ago.
Each of your sperm takes a long journey to maturity, spending 64 days growing into sperm, after which they move into the epidiymis (a 20 foot long series of thin coiled tubes) for another 12 days, where they gather together, learn to swim and mature. They are then ready for their next challenge to beat the others in the race for the egg.

Like every cell in our body sperm need a balanced diet to give them energy and to help them on their way. Sperm is made up of sugar, protein, Vitamin C, zinc and prostaglandins, all of which help the fuel sperm on his journey.

And as long as you remain healthy you will continue to produce thousands of sperm every minute, with about 3 million at the tip of your penis every time you get an erection, (enough to populate an entire small country and all fitting onto a teaspoon!) all waiting to break free. As they break free they will do so at an average of 28 miles per hour, obviously observing the urban speed limit.

Sperm only makes up about 5% of what you actually ejaculate, the other alkaline substances, some of which will help protect the sperm from hazards as they swim through the females acid vagina make up the rest.

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