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Higher IQ Equals Better Sperm?

When looking for the right guy, I'm sure you have a list of traits he must possess, such as a good sense of humor, attractive appearance, subtle sensitivity, and an honest heart. A smart guy is a plus, too; intelligence goes a long way in my book, and as it turns out, sharp guys can not only help with your taxes, but they may also help in the baby-making department. Studies show a connection between high IQ and high quality sperm. That means an intelligent man has a higher sperm count, and his sperm are strong, perfectly shaped, and good swimmers. All these characteristics make for one fertile dude, so if you're trying to get pregnant, you might have an easier time with a brainy guy!

Now that's not to say that a non-Harvard graduate has bad sperm. Other factors play into the quality of a man's swimmers, such as exercise, diet, genes, stress level, use of steroids, alcohol consumption, and tobacco and marijuana use. So even if your man isn't well-versed in Shakespeare or can't spell to save his life, he can still father your children — he just may not be able to help them with their geometry homework!

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Lyv Lyv 8 years
What's so damn special about fertility anyway? There's six and a half freaking billion of us in the planet. It's not that great of a talent lol.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Interesting...
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Then why do I know so many stupid people who got pregnant in their teens?! Oh.
sarahcateh sarahcateh 8 years
Haha the picture with this post cracks me uppppp
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Hahaha, cool study. Hmmmmm, well, I want a smart guy, that's definitely a requirement but I don't want any kids, ever. What a dilemma..... :-P :)
Myst Myst 8 years
Lol, I'm forwarding to my guy. He better give me some smart babies :D
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
I hope this is true, my husband is very smart :) A lot more than I am! We're going to be trying for a baby in February, so. Hopefully this comes in handy!
lellybear lellybear 8 years
HAHA exactly glowingmoon. can we say k fed? lol. besides i'd rather be with someone intelligent anyway regardless of sperm quality. you can get around fertility issues but in the words of ron white, "you can't fix stupid." ;)
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Whether this is true or not, it's definitely amusing :) and I definitely like more intellectual, intelligent guys!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Between a stupid fertile man and an infertile smart man, I'll choose the intelligent one every time.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Oh, I don't know about this. I know of a few stupid men who are pretty fertile. :)
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Intelligence is a must for me. I just like the cute geeks! But IQ's a pretty biased way to determine intelligence [there's different kinds of intelligence, anyway], so I don't know how accurate this study is. Meh. :/
krae85 krae85 8 years
yea! My man is very smart.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I find the photo with this post hilarious! He doesn't look very intellectual to me!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
ha ha, I liked this study. my fellow is a non-smoking intellectual dude and we want a lot of kids!
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