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Is Excessive Heat Lowering Your Sperm Count?

Male Fertility And Heat

Are you worried about your sperm count? Are you having difficulty getting pregnant? If you answered yes, or if you and your spouse are trying to get pregnant, then you need to read this article.

It is a well known medical fact that men’s testes are intended to be a few degrees cooler than regular body temperature, which is why they hang down away from body heat. An increase of just a few degrees Celsius to a man’s genitals starts to slow sperm production.

Extra Heat Can Be Tough To Avoid

Your daily habits of taking a hot shower or relaxing in the hot tub may be sabotaging your ability to conceive children. Simple things you might never have put any thought into might need to be addressed.

It’s time to stop wearing “tighty whitey” brief-style underwear and switch into some loose fitting boxer shorts. They will allow your testes to hang away from your body as was intended by nature.

  • Avoid long hot baths or hot tub sessions. Long hot showers are also a no-no.
  • Don’t place your laptop computer on your lap – laptops produce a lot of heat.
  • Use common sense – remember your testes naturally hang away from your body for a reason.

Heat As A Male Contraceptive?

Heat therapy has been used since ancient times to slow birth rates in third-world countries. This is achieved by heating up the testes of the male subject for a period of time in an attempt to inhibit the production of sperm. (A doctor from Switzerland has written an article on this method, which he administered for over 20 years. You can read his article here)

In fact, so much interest was generated in this technique that the Japanese government also conducted a study to validate the effects of heat and it’s connection to the level of sperm production. They too found that it was very effective.

So what does this history lesson tell us? By submersing yourself in a hot body of water for an extended period of time you are inadvertently affecting your body’s production of sperm, thereby greatly reducing your ability to impregnate your wife and build a family. In fact by taking frequent hot baths or hot tubbing, the effect may be that you will become infertile for a period of up to six months, which is disastrous if you and your significant other are trying to conceive.

Avoiding Heat To Increase Your Fertility

So what can you do to boost your level of sperm production and increase your chances of getting pregnant? There are many things you can do easily, just by making a few simple alterations in your lifestyle. By making a few changes in your diet and by taking cooler showers or cooler baths you will help your body with it’s ability to produce a healthy sperm count.