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Laptops can make a man sterile!

post #1 of 19
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My instuctor mentioned this and I looked it up just to see what the research said. It makes sense, but it never occurred to me. My laptop gets VERY hot! I've burt my legs a couple times.

So any of you ladies who want children, make sure your man uses the laptop at the desk!... Any of you who don't - Buy him a laptop!


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Study Shows that Laptop Use can Make Men Sterile

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...395183,00.html

This article provides interesting information leading researchers to believe that with the increased use of laptop computers by males there is a greater risk of becoming infertile.

The combination of heat generated by the computers and the posture needed to balance the equipment on the lap leads to raised temperatures around the scrotum, a study has found. Past research shows that higher scrotal temperatures can damage sperm and affect fertility.

Researchers studied the testicular changes resulting from laptop use in 29 volunteers ranging from ages 21 to 35.

“The body needs to maintain a proper testicular temperature for normal sperm production and development,†Dr Sheynkin said. “Portable computers in a laptop position produce scrotal hyperthermia by both the direct heating effect of the computer and the sitting position necessary to balance the computer.â€

As technilogical advances are increasingly made, this article may make the traveling businessman rethink using his laptop with every free moment
post #2 of 19
I remember hearing about this! Also, guys who are trying to have kids are also not supposed to wear tighty-whities, either, for the same reason (heat). (Here's a link if you don't know what I'm referring to. ) http://www.wrecovery.com/themasculist/preview01.htm

I love the heat from my MacBook since it's always soooo cold at our house!
post #3 of 19
No worry with us - DH and I are spayed/neutered for over 10 yrs now
post #4 of 19
I did not know this though it makes sense. DH uses a lap top but he is already fixed.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
No worry with us - DH and I are spayed/neutered for over 10 yrs now
Too funny!
post #6 of 19
yep why do you think i always surf the web with my laptop in my lap, and with heating pad down there at nite.. hehe
post #7 of 19
I would have never thought of that, but it definetely makes sense. Maybe they should start putting some kind of warning on them.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
No worry with us - DH and I are spayed/neutered for over 10 yrs now
Us, too, for about ten years as well.
post #9 of 19
with three kids under 5, five cats and 2 dogs, DH is volunteering to be desexed. if he reads this, he'll attach his laptop to his nether regions gladly!
post #10 of 19
huh, I guess I always thought that this was an urban legend...

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/laptop.asp

Guess its undetermined though.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sorry, mods for putting this in the wrong thread!
I didn't think it was an opinion.
post #12 of 19
Laptops do get very hot. I was wondering if that's normal, or am I using a defective one. I guess it is normal.
post #13 of 19
Yup its normal. In fact Desktops get as hot, but since they're not on our laps we don't notice. Mostly its the processor...I always joke that the faster the computer, the hotter it gets.
post #14 of 19
Just keep using those lap tops guys, will solve the human over population
problem yet.
post #15 of 19
I'm going to ban desktop computers in my house and buy Dave three or four laptops.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Just keep using those lap tops guys, will solve the human over population
problem yet.
Hey i am doing my part,
post #17 of 19
oh my!
post #18 of 19
Oh Bruce!

I do agree though....this could be our solution to overpopulation! Although, I think the "geeky" types might die out fastest, spending a ton of time on their laptops! (I was being sarcastic, BTW)
post #19 of 19
ooo iv had 3 children and do not want any more even though i love the ones i have, 3 is enough, right time to get my DH useing the lappy everynight will save getting him neutered lol or me spayed
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