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Hot Tubs and Sperm: What's the Connection?

Hot Tubs and Sperm: What's the Connection?

I'm sure you've heard that men shouldn't hang out in hot tubs because it can affect their sperm. Is this true or a myth?

Earlier this year, a team of urologists at the University of California conducted a study to test this speculation.

The study observed a group of men who were regularly exposed to hot water temps from hot tubs or hot baths, for at least 30 minutes a week. All the men showed signs of infertility.

What they also found out is that this could quickly be reversed. After these men ditched their hot water excursions, their sperm counts had an increase of 491% after three to six months.

So here's the deal. If a guy is trying to have a baby, he shouldn't be spending time soaking in hot water. If he's not at all thinking about babies, he can love up the hot tub as much as he wants.


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doublehard1 doublehard1 9 years
It would have been interesting to know the long-term implications for men and the use of Hot Tubs. It is good the effects can reversed after a period of time, but surely if you are using a hot tub day after day the reversal period becomes longer.
does it mean if he spend more than 30 min a week it'll be reversed ?! OMG! my BF spend more than that cos he's having back-problems ! and the hot tub is part of his therpy ! wat should i do ?!!!
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Yeah, and you shouldn't have sex IN the hot tub anyway ... lots of health reasons for that, too. And unless ya want to change the water out, you don't wanna get back IN that same tub anyway, right?
ohplz ohplz 9 years
Good to know... wow!
lucyS lucyS 9 years
Great to know there's extra money hanging around for a study like this.
DarkRayne DarkRayne 9 years
Whatever !
oklahoma oklahoma 9 years
Yikes, I hope my already, holding back hubby doesn't read this!!! *bitting nails*
tati33 tati33 9 years
:ROTFL: Caterpillar Girl Good info to know Dear!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Hey it just stands to reason, you heat up the pot and the soup gets hot.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
uh ohyou better tell that to the new "bachelor"
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yup good to know.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
Yet another reason I need to get a hot tub!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
This isn't the article I was expecting. But good information.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
Good to know. Thanks for doing the research!
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