If you’ve read bits of the bible, you may have seen passages talking about Men “Spilling their seed”.
Indeed “Semen” is Latin for Seed.
However, back in those times sex was a dark and mysterious thing which few understood. A womb was seen as either fertile ground or barren land in which a Man could spread his oats, wild or otherwise, and they would sprout like seedlings.
Eggs, produced by humans and other mammals were unheard of.
If you compare plants and animals, then a plant’s seed would be much like an animal’s embryo, a fertilised egg.
Semen then, can be better compared to pollen in plants which means that males are, in fact, pollinators.
I hope that gave you a buzz.