The holiday season is upon us and as we dream about all the festivities, being merry and making our Christmas lists; there are a few things we thought we’d let you know about those “thoughtful” gifts that could be affecting your partner’s sperm production in development, quality and quantity.
Gifts to give a second thought to:
Some support is good, but compression of the testicles can affect sperm quality. Additionally, if the testicles are too close to the body, it could increase heat and again affect sperm quality. Consider buying cotton underwear with better air circulation.
2. Spa vouchers
Frequent use of hot baths and saunas can expose your man’s sperm to be damaged by heat. Rather encourage him to use the voucher on massages or grooming.
Laptops produce a considerable amount of heat, which when used on a man’s lap, can impact the quality of sperm.
When you are trying to conceive, it’s important to remember that along with alcohol, tobacco, drugs and junk food, heat blocks the scrotal thermoregulation and reduces male fertility by 40% per one-degree increase.
The best way for a man to protect his fertility this festive season is to avoid high-heat situations whenever possible.