Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Wearing lose-fitting boxers could boost men's sperm count

Men who wear boxer shorts have a higher sperm count than men who wear briefs Camera Icon Men who wear boxer shorts have a higher sperm count than men who wear
Delores Daniels | 10 August, 2018, 04:13

Scientists at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health tested 656 men and found that those who wore boxers had 25% more sperm per millilitre and 17% in each ejaculate than those that wore briefs, jockeys or smaller trousers. "Though the physiological mechanisms behind this pattern remain mysterious, the authors also discovered that men who wore briefs, "jockeys" (tight but long undies), or 'bikinis" (tight and very short undies) had lower blood levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) - a chemical messenger involved in spermatogenesis that is produced in the brain's pituitary gland.

Lead author, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcon, said, "These results point to a relatively easy change that men can make when they and their partners are seeking to become pregnant".

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A study has found that men in Y-fronts produce less sperm compared with those who choose underwear that gives their testicles room to cool down.

The men, who were between the ages of 32 and 39, completed a survey that included questions about the style of underwear they wore in the previous three months.

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Although the men were attending hospital for fertility treatment, the researchers say most had good semen quality when compared to the World Health Organization's reference standards, and so the findings could be useful for all men. FSH is a hormone that is known to play a role in male fertility.

It adds to evidence that temperature is vital to sperm production.

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Importantly, while those differences were significant, none of the men had clinically low sperm counts - so while wearing looser boxers might be better for your sperm count, going for tighter ones wouldn't necessarily make you infertile. It was published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. In that, the decreased sperm production among men in tighter underwear signals the brain to boost production of hormones that stimulate the activity of the gonads to try to increase sperm production.

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