Study Attempts to Link Laptop Usage to Sperm Loss

Here’s a paragraph I hope to never read or think about again,In the study, thermometers were used to measure the temperature of the scrotums of 29 young men balancing a laptop on their knees. Even with a lap pad under the computer, the men’s scrotums overheated quickly. I have a lot of questions about the quote–most of which I hope I never find out the answer to.The scrotum monitoring is part of a study attempting to link laptop usage with a loss in sperm numbers. According to Yelim Shenykin, a urologist from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, who was involved in the study, “Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range. Within 10 or 15 minutes their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don’t feel it.”A study has yet to positively identify a link between laptops and sperm loss, but according to Reuters, “earlier research has showed that warming the scrotum even more than one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) is enough to damage sperm.”So, in the meantime, buy a lap rest and practice safe computing.