One academic is proposing a cure for morning sickness that some moms-to-be might find in bad taste — sperm.

Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-Albany has a theory that pregnant women who are continually exposed to the father’s semen are less like to suffer from AM nausea.
Gallup, who specializes in human reproductive competition and behavior, offers the theory that expectant women become ill and vomit because their bodies are rejecting the semen’s genetic material as something foreign and unfamiliar.

The theory could feasibly quell their queasiness by ingesting the same sperm in order to allow the body to build up a tolerance.

The idea, while likely appealing to dads, is only a theory and has yet to be tested.

Read more at NY Daily News.

Also watch Psychologists Gordon Gallup and Steve Platek talk about the effects of semen.

Published On: August 11, 2012

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