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. 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.



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  2. azure0wind

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    kinda scary huh?
    i did that many times already, :x
     
  3. purechaos996

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    Hasn't this been know or at least suspected for awhile?
     
  4. Acenima

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    Sounds like a myth. Good thing I don't own a laptop
     
  5. Sheimi

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    But, doesn't the body make more sperm even if the Laptop is nuking the sperm?
     
  6. azure0wind

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    i was about to post that.
     
  7. OJClock

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    I thought this would be common knowledge by now...?
    Warm things near your gonads are never good for the quality of your sperm unless you define quality as ability to produce offspring with disabilities
     
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  8. junkerde

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    ill make sure to properly do this before i do it with my girlfriend, so if the condom accidently breaks, she wont get pregnant
     
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  9. emugirl1994

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    LMFAO, so friggin' true. That's why they say guys shouldn't wear skinny jeans either, as friction reduces their ability to have plentiful sperm.
     
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  10. DiscostewSM

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    Um, even if the laptop's WiFi isn't on, wouldn't the sperm die from being on such a place on the laptop anyways? It isn't as hospitable to the little guys as.......other places are.
     
  11. The_Dragons_Mast

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    Well those guys tests doesn't really sound convincing as they completly ignored the heat factor . They said that the electromagnetic waves are the reason without bothering to test a wifi less laptop releasing the same amount of heat the wifi-enabled was releasing while downloading and only tested an idle one(which obviously won't be releasing as much heat) .

    Anyway weather those guys are right or wrong guys should never put a laptop on their lap especially when its running hot . The testes is hanging outside the body for a reason & that's it needs a temp cooler than the body's 37° to fully produce sperms , so it won't be a surprise that putting a laptop with internal parts temp over 60° right over them will affect them .
     
  12. Forstride

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    Complete BS. I've had this laptop since '08, and I switch between having it on my laptop and having it on my desk multiple times a day (So say, for an hour, it'll be on my lap, then an hour on the desk, etc.), and...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Not to mention, your body regenerates sperm every day.
     
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  13. Linkiboy

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    Does this news actually affect anyone on this forum

    Oh, though semen =/= sperm... you can't determine your sperm count with the naked eye
     
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  14. Bladexdsl

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    glad i dont own a laptop :rofl2:

    this episode on mythbusters....:creep:
     
  15. TwinRetro

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    Riiight...just like using cell phones cause brain tumors, wifi hotspots cause cancer, and microwaves will make you infertile.
     
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    I take baths in super hot water, place my laptop in my lap sometimes, keep my cellphone in my front pockets on my pants.... Still, I have good little ones... (trust me, I know I have (it has something with having a girlfriend and accidents to do))...

    I call bull
     
  17. TwinRetro

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    I call bull also. I use my laptop on a regular basis and my son came to be through two modes of contraception at the same time.
     
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  19. FireGrey

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    Or maybe the Wi-fi will make them intelligent if you transmit a lot of knowledge to them!
    Or maybe your balls will just hurt a lot.
    Or maybe you will never have babies again.
    Oh well it's a 50/50/50 chance.
     
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  20. Pong20302000

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    its ok babe
    i forgot the condom but ive been surfing the web on my laptop all day ^_^
     
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