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June 05, 2009

Prank? Claim Long Contended By Horny Men Somehow Gets Validated (?) and Mentioned in New Yorker Magazine

I have trouble believing this. Guys have been claiming this -- as a joke, or a wish-lie* -- for a long time. And somehow it's true?

Spermine, a powerful anti-oxidant originally discovered in, yes, human sperm, is said to diminish wrinkles and smooth the skin. The substance is now being synthesized in laboratories and sold by a Norwegian company called (seriously) Bioforskning.

And this spa offers it.

Spermine Nutritive Cream and serume for deep cleansing Facial

Effects:
• Repairs the skin barrier and rebuilds the fat and moisture balance in the skin.
• Healing properties.
• Protects against UV induced redness.
• Stimulates collagen production by 600% and cell renewal by all of 40% after only 8 days.

In related news, my computer screen has been stimulated to produce enough collagen to choke an orca.

Thanks to Lenora.

* Oh, "wish-lie" comes from an unexpectedly funny movie I'd never heard of but saw on HBO -- The Promotion. I'll review it later. But if you see it on HBO, record it. And hell, it's good enough to pay to rent.



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