The Sperm and the Egg

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The Sperm and the Egg
Anna Carroll
PSY 265

When sperm fertilizes an egg, conception occurs. For conception to occur the sperm and egg must meet. This is a story about how Bob, the sperm and Mary, the egg meet for the first time. The moment Bob and Mary come together a new individual is formed. Mary's was produced at the time she was in a fetus's ovaries. It has been over 23 years since she and five million others like her were produced. It is an exciting day for Mary because unlike all the others she was chosen to meet Bob. Bob also feels awesome today because unlike all the other millions of sperm discharged, he was the only one that made it to the finish and met Mary. The beginning of Bob and Mary's story starts when they first came about. Let's look at the life of Mary and Bob from the beginning to the end.

Bob started out in the semifiniferous tubules. This is inside a males testes. He has been here maturing for over two months. Before the journey begins, Bob moves to the epididymis just waiting for the release that moves him through the urethra. While in the urethra he is combined with a substance that helps him with his long journey to the egg, also known as Mary. It all starts to happen when Bob, the sperm and the substance are discharged from the penis with force caused by pelvic muscle contractions. This is where he exits the penis and enters the vagina and he finally has a purpose in life.

Mary started out in the body of a human while still a fetus. She has a very small chance of getting chosen to be fertilized due to her being one of the many eggs to develop inside a woman's body. A woman ovulates about 400 times throughout her life, not giving Mary much of a chance. Mary's ovulation takes place in only a few minutes. The follicle facing the vaginal opening ruptures rapidly and the fluid that fills the follicle runs out. This fluid contains many cells from the ovum which is also known as Mary. While in the ovum, Mary is...
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