Heated seats may be frying your sperm 28 August 2008 HEATED car seats may keep your bottom nice and toasty, but beware: if you're male, they could also be frying your vital equipment.Optimal sperm production requires a temperature 1 to 2 °C below the core body temperature of 37 °C. This is one reason why the testicles hang outside the main part of the body. To test whether heated car seats might be raising scrotal temperatures above this threshold, Andreas Jung at the University of Giessen in Germany and his colleagues fitted temperature sensors to the scrotums of 30 healthy men, who then sat on a heated car seat for 90 minutes.An hour in, and scrotal temperature had already risen to an average of 37.3 °C, with a maximum temperature in one man of 39.7 °C. Men who sat on unheated car seats reached an average scrotal temperature of just 36.7 °C (Fertility and Sterility, vol 90, p 335).Although that's only a slight increase due to the heated seats, Jung notes that it may nevertheless be enough to damage the sperm production process. Sitting in a car for long periods of time, even without a heated seat, is already known to raise scrotal temperatures. And previous research suggests that couples take longer to conceive if the man drives for more than 3 hours a day.The team did not test the effect of the heated seat on sperm quality or quantity.From issue 2671 of New Scientist magazine, 28 August 2008, page 15*This is not posted as an alternate means of contraception, rather as general information with regard to reproductive health.
I am sure there is SOME effect, but lets just hope some kid doesn't think it is a good form of birth control!!!
my aunt told me when she was trying to get pregnant her husband was wearing brief underwear and they could not get pregnant..doctor told him to swith to boxers (cooler) and she was knocked up in 2 monthes