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Wifi-enabled laptops may be nuking sperm.
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The digital age has left men's nether parts in a squeeze, if you believe the latest science on semen, laptops and wireless connections.
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In a report in the venerable medical journal Fertility and Sterility, Argentinian scientists describe how they got semen samples from 29 healthy men, placed a few drops under a laptop connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi and then hit download. Four hours later, the semen was, eh, well-done.

A quarter of the sperm were no longer swimming around, for instance, compared to just 14 percent from semen samples stored at the same temperature away from the computer.
And nine percent of the sperm showed DNA damage, three-fold more than the comparison samples.

The culprit? Electromagnetic radiation generated during wireless communication, say Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba and colleagues.
"Our data suggest that the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality," they write in their report.

"At present we do not know whether this effect is induced by all laptop computers connected by Wi-Fi to the internet or what use conditions heighten this effect."
A separate test with a laptop that was on, but not wirelessly connected, found negligible EM radiation from the machine alone.
The findings fuel concerns raised by a few other research teams.
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Some have found that radiation from cell phones creates feeble sperm in the lab, for example. And last year urologists described how a man's sitting with a laptop balanced on his knees can crank up the temperature of his scrotum to levels that aren't good for sperm. (See Reuters Health story of November 8, 2010, at http://reut.rs/gHmXpC.)
So between the heat and the radiation from today's electronic devices, testicles would seem to be hard-pressed.

But that is not at all clear, said Dr. Robert Oates, who has managed to father two kids despite having both a laptop and an iPad.
The president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, Oates told Reuters Health he doesn't believe laptops are a significant threat to male reproductive health.

"This is not real-life biology, this is a completely artificial setting," he said about the new study. "It is scientifically interesting, but to me it doesn't have any human biological relevance."
He added that so far, no study has ever looked at whether laptop use has any influence on fertility or pregnancy outcomes.

"Suddenly all of this angst is created for real-life actual persons that doesn't have to be," said Oates, also of Boston Medical Center.

According to the American Urological Association, nearly one in six couples in the US have trouble conceiving a baby, and about half the time the man is at the root of the problem.

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That's weird, but interesting.
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The reason why balls drop is to keep them at an optimum temperature.


If they overheat the sperm can 'denature'.. i.e. die.

Sooo.. yeah, makes sense.

Probably not a good idea to put your balls on a grill either..

Not so sure about this wi-fi malarky though. No ones been saying anything regarding mobile phones and they have been sat in our pockets for years now.

Also, take any 'scientific study' like this with a pinch of salt.

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All fucking laptops.


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I know they're called laptops but..

you people don't actually sit with them on your lap now do you?

They get real hot.. Hell sometimes I don't like using the microwave out of some paranoid fantasy that its poisoning my food and filling me with radiation. LOL.

Last thing I would do is put something that generates that much heat on my man parts.
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huh, well that was interesting.
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Think of it this way! You guys are less likely to get your girl pregnant! If i was a guy, I wouldnt worry about it... Even the lead scientist said the results werent relevant...
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o3oBuddha wrote:

All fucking laptops.


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My poor sperm cells.

DON'T DIE ON ME JUST YET! YOU HAVE MORE PURPOSES THAN THAT!

My body always produces more anyways.
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........not when i was growing up kiddo, you had to buy a wifi card add on to accesses the net.

On subject.. really??? Well i doesn't effect me in the least....not that I would now my sperm count or anything.... ahem..


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I think its the opposite, my sperm gonna mutate in to super sperm and gain the ability to fly!!
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Whuttt???
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Laptops have that tendency anyways. It's because of the constant heat (radiation) from the bottom of the laptops. Simply don't put a laptop on your lap and badabing - done.
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Coming from the person who thinks Wifi is the thing killing sperm cells. LOLOL.
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o3oBuddha wrote:

Coming from the person who thinks Wifi is the thing killing sperm cells. LOLOL.


Didn't make the article myself. Just shared it.
Or you're just too stupid to realize that, huh, fag?
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