Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg stated that human male sperm contains real spiritual substances within it. These spiritual substances represent the deepest qualities of a male’s heart and mind.
Therefore, if a male individual decides to undergo spiritual transformation, it seems logical that this change would be reflected within the innermost structure of his sperm. After all, some more noble active principle, or seed, must be implanted from his understanding into a matrix consisting of an equally noble new species of love in his heart (will) for a man to genuinely change for the better.
This inner change both contributes to the bio-formation of a subtle spiritual body for the soul, and its qualities are also transferred through intercourse with a husband’s wife so that she can enjoy a most intimate knowledge of all his inner states, and make some “corrections” along the way. Together, this gender intimacy makes one angelic soul.
And indeed, Swedenborg suggests that future angels have a different quality of sperm (prolific principle) than do those leaning more to a self-centered lifestyle. (Angelic and celestial qualities, through sperm, can be hereditarily passed on to worldly progeny and ultimately change the entire terrestrial world.)
Furthermore, when human sex energy does not evolve spiritually, its quality decomposes into intense forms of hatred and vehemence.
What about women? Well, Swedenborg tells us that they were created not to simply love their own subjective views but to love those views in some other man. (That is why Swedenborg states that a woman is the love of a man’s understanding, and with that cosmic occupation and passive role, she also takes on the function of the man’s ego and in loving his accomplishments—which would otherwise be spiritually poisonous and damning to the man.)
Women are not unhappy these days because they are treated so unequally, but more so, that they can’t find men whose inner qualities merit their full attention—so they experience incomplete living, regardless of their worldly attainments.
This idea of Swedenborg’s puts the current gender debate (male, female, gay, etc.) on a whole different level!