Boxers, Briefs, and Fertility

Boxers, Briefs, and Fertility

It might sound kind of silly to think that the kind of underwear that your guy chooses can affect his fertility, but don’t laugh just yet! It’s actually true! Doctors say that as much as 30 percent of fertility issues can be attributed to male fertility issues alone, so read on for some tips that can help your guy to ensure the quality of his sperm. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What’s the deal?

Doctors say that when a guy’s testes get overheated, it can reduce sperm count and cause fertility problems. This is the reason that the testes are located outside of a guy’s body, to allow them to remain a few degrees cooler than the rest of the body. Of course, doctors don’t think that just simply changing the style of a guy’s underwear can cure all fertility problems, but they may just give his sperm a little boost.

They need the breeze

Now that you understand the need for a guy’s private parts to remain a few degrees cooler than the rest of his body, you can see why some doctors recommend boxers for guys who might have sperm count issues. Keep in mind that it does take around ten to twelve weeks for sperm to develop in a guy’s body, so you won’t see any changes overnight. It is an ongoing process.

Ditch the briefs

By ditching the briefs and sticking with boxers only, your guy can help ensure that his testes don’t get overheated. Also make sure your guy doesn’t spend too much time in tight fitting clothing such as biking clothes or sports attire. Get him out of those hot pants as soon as possible! We’re sure he won’t mind if you ask him to go pantless around the house!

More tips

Just changing the style of his underwear probably won’t make a huge difference in the majority of male infertility cases, but it can be a small change that can offer a small improvement. Try to have your guy steer clear of hot tubs, saunas, and whirlpools, or other places that can cause your guys private parts to get overheated more than normal. Also remind your guy to avoid super tight pants, especially if he will be seated for a long period of time. All of these little things can go a long way towards preserving sperm count in your guy!

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.