by user | April 22, 2005 3:51 pm
Laptop computers damage your fertility.
I’ve never been needed to be convinced otherwise but its official.Having a nice pretty girl dancing on your lap is better for your sexual well being than having a nice pretty laptop computer.
A study carried out by the State University of New York suggests that laptop computers may be have adverse effects on sperm production.
A combination of heat generated from the computer’s components and the sitting position one usually adopts when using a laptop will significantly increase scrotal temperatures. As healthy sperm need a constant temperature just below body temperature to survive and thrive, the recent popularity of laptop computers has given cause for concern.
Dr. Fady Sharara, reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of the Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine explained that the use of a laptop computer means the legs are being kept together, trapping the scrotum and elevating scrotal temperatures. This, in combination with the direct localized heat coming from the computer itself could have significant long-term affects on a male’s fertility. Although the changes could be reversible, repeated exposure of the scrotum to heat could cause permanent damage.
Dr. Sharara has also stated that cell phones have been connected with male fertility problems. Even in standby mode, the radiation from cell phones can decrease them number of healthy sperm. Those who carry their cell phones in their hip pockets or on a belt holster are at high risk due to the phone being carried close to the groin. Dr. Sharara suggests that men who must carry cell phones carry them in their briefcases instead.
It would seem that those with careers requiring the use of computers and cell phones are now least likely to become fathers. So while busy entrepreneurs are tapping away at their keyboards or making those important business calls, maybe they should stop for a moment and ask themselves: “Who’s going to inherit this lot from me?” Probably not their own children if the affects are as serious as research suggests.
To help alleviate the problem, Dr. Sharara advises men to get up and walk around for a few minutes at least every hour in order to allow the scrotal area to cool down.
If this trend continues it probably won’t be long before pinstriped pyjama bottoms are the height of fashion amongst high-flying executive types!
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