If you and your lady are having a tough time getting pregnant, odds are that you need to drop the briefs in favor of boxers. After all, according to fertility experts on WebMD, half of all couples who are experiencing difficulties getting pregnant are in their predicament due to low sperm count, and, this is, the experts say, a condition that can be battled with a pair of loose boxers.
You have hopefully noticed by now that your testicles are not inside your body. This is because the testes should not get too warm if they are going to be asked to produce large amounts of healthy sperm. Specifically, testes need to remain at a lower temperature than is a man’s core body temperature if they are to function properly.
However, although the testicles of modern man are outside the body just as they evolved to be, they are no longer outside in the open. No, now we cover them beneath layers of pants fabric and encase them in underwear. This is not good as this habit heats our testicles.
If you suffer from a low sperm count, you will need to make sure your testicles are given enough room to be exposed to air in order to stay cool. The more surface area that is exposed to air the better they will be able to combat overheating. Now, do not worry, no one is suggesting that you walk about with your testicles flapping in the wind (well, unless you are going about in a kilt). No, instead you need to start wearing boxer shorts which provide plenty of room and no restrictive support.
Please note that it takes a little more than three months to produce sperm so you will have to make a habit of wearing boxers if you are trying to up your count. "You can't just wear boxer shorts the night before romantic date, and expect it to work," said Amos Grunebaum, MD, director of clinical maternal-fetal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Weill Medical College. "Anything you do that damages sperm will affect them for the next 10 to 11 weeks."