Some like it cold

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13 Responses to “Some like it cold”

  1. edgore says:

    See, baby, I told you that you couldn’t get pregnant if we did it in a hot tub.

  2. timquinn says:

    Goes along with birth in warm months, too.

  3. Ladyfingers says:

    I thought this was the whole point of external testes.

  4. Allen Knutson says:

    According to the Kinsey Report every average man you know
    must prefers to play his favorite sport when the temperature is low.
    But when the thermometer goes way up, and the weather is sizzling hot,
    Mr. Adam, for his madam, is not.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      From the same musical as these lyrics:

      Dick, dick, dick,
      A dicka dick,
      Dick, dick, dick,
      A dicka dick,
      Dick, dick, dick,
      A dicka dick,
      Dick, dick, dick,
      A dicka dick!

  5. greggman says:

    Interesting how that seems to not correlate with the fact that the most populous places also have the hotest weather

  6. Anyone who watched Cheers knows that (sadly I can’t find the evidence on YouTube to back this up).

  7. colinadams says:

    The “Tight underwear reduces sperm count” may just be something that sounds right, but is not actually right.  There have been studies that show no correlation.  I found one below, but I also remember reading one in which they made mylar-lined (heat reflective) briefs, and still found no effect:

    J Urol. 1998 Oct; 160(4): 1329-33. Comment in: J Urol. 1998 Oct;160(4):1337.Are boxer shorts really better? A critical analysis of the role of underwear type in male subfertility.Munkelwitz R, Gilbert BR.Department of Urology, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.PURPOSE: Elevation of testicular temperature may result in arrest of spermatogenesis, abnormal semen parameters and sterility. It has been proposed that brief style underwear may produce scrotal hyperthermia and lead to clinical subfertility. Although this idea is regarded as dogma by many in the lay community and the changing of underwear type is a therapy frequently recommended by medical practitioners, there is a paucity of data measuring scrotal temperature as a function of underwear type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scrotal, core and skin temperatures were measured in 97 consecutive men presenting for evaluation of primary clinical subfertility. These cases were categorized by underwear type to boxer or brief group. Semen analyses were obtained in all patients. Individuals from each group were compared to ascertain differences in temperature when wearing and not wearing underwear. Baseline semen parameters also were compared. In 14 subjects (crossover group) underwear type was changed to the alternative type and scrotal temperature measurements were repeated. Literature regarding underwear type, testicular temperature and/or fertility was reviewed and critically analyzed. RESULTS: Mean scrotal temperature plus or minus standard deviation was 33.8 +/- 0.8 C and 33.6 +/- 1.1 C in the boxer and brief group, respectively. There were no significant temperature differences between the groups. Differential temperatures comparing core to scrotal temperature and semen parameters also were not significantly different. These observations remained constant in the crossover group. CONCLUSIONS: The hyperthermic effect of brief style underwear has been exaggerated. In our study there was no difference in scrotal temperature depending on underwear type. It is unlikely that underwear type has a significant effect on male fertility. Routinely advising infertility patients to wear boxer shorts cannot be supported by available scientific evidence.

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