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Posted by Ranjan Gunawardana on 8/24/2005
In July 6, 1999 issue of Time International, we are informed that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 100 million acts of human sexual intercourse occur each day but that only 910,000 of them result in conception. The rest are simply wasted.
Thus more than 99 million acts of intercourse are squandered and have no practical results except momentary pleasure for the participants.
If one takes into account the volume of the lost sperm, assuming at least 5ml per act of intercourse, we may calculate that about: 5 x 10E-3 x 99 x 10E6 or 500 cubic meters of fertile fluid are wasted per day.
In addition, the squandered acts of intercourse require energy that may be calculated to be equivalent to about 300 kcal. per act of intercourse. Thus the redundant energy, if properly harnessed, would be sufficient to operate a power station and to supply 500 MW/day, enough for a city, the size of New York.
If you cannot start your car on a cold morning in winter, think of your neighbours, having wasted all that energy the night before, enjoying themselves with their partners.