Attention men! What you have in your pocket may not only be zapping your sperm but also causing performance issues.
I stumbled across this fascinating study looking at erectile function.
A group of 20 men with ED were compared to 10 men without ED.
They were evaluated according to the Sexual Health Inventory for Men to look at functioning.
There were no significant differences between either group in regards to age, weight, height, testosterone levels, or how much they talked on the cell phone.
But what was significantly different was how much the men had turned on mobile phones in their pockets.
The study concluded: “We found a potential correlation with cell phone usage and a negative impact on erectile function.”1
Now, this was a small study, and to the best of my ability, I haven’t seen it replicated. I’m sure more research on it will come in time.
But it makes sense! Especially when you see there is an abundance of evidence on how phones can affect your sperm.
A review of ten studies which had 1,492 subjects showed that exposure to mobile phones was associated with reduced sperm motility and viability.2 That’s a solid amount of evidence!
In some animal models, hormone levels are changed too.
So, what should you do?
Limit how much you use a cell phone.
I personally try to never talk with it against my head, instead putting it on speaker phone.
And I try to keep my cell phone in my pocket, next to my testicles, as little as possible. If that’s the only place I can keep it and it will be there for a while I put it on airplane mode. More often, if I’m traveling around, I will take it out of my pocket and carry it, put it in a bag, set it on a table, or inside my car, just not touching me.
Several of my pants and shorts have other pockets further down the leg, which I’ll also make use of.
And now I’m excited to carry the Tesla Gold Series Portable device with me for added protection. (Even so, I still won’t carry my phone near my balls as much as possible.)
The research on these devices is still early, but it’s looking good.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for something to give me a slight edge.
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- Al–Ali, B. M., Patzak, J., Fischereder, K., Pummer, K., & Shamloul, R. (2013). Cell phone usage and erectile function. Central European Journal of Urology, 65, 75-77.
- Adams, J. A., Galloway, T. S., Mondal, D., Esteves, S. C., & Mathews, F. (2014). Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environment International, 70, 106-112.