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Smartphones and Male Fertility: Is Carrying a Phone in Your Pocket Harmful?

psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist
  • Published:
    07 August 2023
  • Updated:
    08 November 2023
How Smartphone Affects Male Erection

Is a modern man without a smartphone in his pocket possible today?

But did you know that phones can affect sexual health?

How Does Carrying a Phone in Your Pants Pocket Affect Men's Health?

A phone in the pocket pressed against the body (what's with the thin fabric of a pants pocket?!) negatively affects male fertility.

Fertility includes two main aspects - sperm motility and sperm viability.

  • Sperm motility refers to the ability of a male sex cell to move through body fluids and fertilize an egg.
  • Sperm viability characterizes the ratio of living and non-living spermatozoa and their abnormalities.

The Impact of Electromagnetic Radiation on Male Fertility

Cell phones are always on, even when in standby mode. Electromagnetic radiation, which harms the human body, is received and sent by them continuously. Since cell phones are actually on the body, the energy emitted by them affects the genitals, as a result of which the shape of sperm can change. This is how a structural abnormality develops, reducing the ability of the male sex cell to move in body fluids and attach to the egg.

To produce sperm, the testicles must maintain a specific temperature, which is essential for the health of the sperm.

A smartphone in a pants pocket can increase the temperature in the groin by more than 2 degrees, which leads to an increase in testicular temperature. As a result - the process of sperm production slows down, and many of them lose viability and die.

How to Mitigate the Harmful Effects of a Smartphone on Intimate Health?

To avoid all of this, the cell phone should be carried in a bag, but the mere mention of it causes most men to smirk. Therefore, experts strongly recommend taking the phone out of your pocket while driving, at business meetings, when visiting a restaurant, etc., when you can put the device next to you. - when there is an opportunity to put the device next to you.

If you have any problems or questions, you can contact a sexologist, who will provide detailed advice and qualified assistance.


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