Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

National Geographic's new sex-ed show uses real people to depict the great sperm race: 250 million sperm racing to be the first to reach the egg.

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People"The story begins in the testicle — depicted as a building that would be 3,000 feet, more than double the height of the Empire State Building, if the sperm were human-sized. Next it's a high-speed evacuation from the skyscraper along a 10-mile, ultra-fast water slide to the female, where the constant barrage of threats begin. For the sperm, landing in the female's vagina is like storming the beaches on D-Day, only facing chemical weapons in the form of a deadly acid attack on the hundreds of millions of invaders.

The survivors press on into the cervix high above them. In our people-sized sperm world that would mean climbing a ladder a mile into the sky, a gravity-defying feat that only a few will achieve. Once the heights have been scaled, they reach a cervix Stephen King style. It consists of hundreds of tiny branching tunnels that trap, crush and slowly kill sperm."

Click through to NatGeo for air times and video excerpts.

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

Get Sex-Educated: The Great Sperm Race Depicted with Real People

5 Comments

without reading anything, the last photo made me think the person had octuplets.

I hope it ended with them having to try and break through a brick wall or something.

Men with low sperm count and poor quality sperm can also reduce the chance of a woman getting pregnant.

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