Sorry, gents– although a WiFi signal might be strong, that sperm count may be pretty weak. According to a brand-new research study in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the electromagnetic radiation produced from surfing the web using WiFi might be eliminating semen. In a modest-sized study (relax, we’re talking number of individuals), scientists took semen samples and positioned them under laptop computers connected to wi-fi Internet. 4 hours later on, the wireless had actually zapped the life out of a fourth of the sperm cells (whereas only 14 percent of the swimmers sitting far from the computer perished).
Yet, prior to plugging those Ethernets back in, remember this research study created a synthetic environment, since scientists positioned sperm directly under laptop computers. Scientists can’t be certain a late night Hulu series with a partner won’t lead to, er, difficulties once the credits roll. To err on the side of caution, men, range the computer from those ever-precious organs, and merely put the computer on a desk! And don’t forget that an everyday dosage of veggies with a side of exercise is another effective way to keep those sperm Alive!