8 So-Called Sperm Killers: Should You Worry?

Did you know that men's sperm count has slowly decreased for the past 50 years? This is something that should scare everyone, but especially men. But most guys don't think much about their sperm. Even less is known about how what you eat affects your sperm.

Men who want kids should pay attention to how many and how well their sperm work. Since this is the case, it makes sense that men want to know what they shouldn't do to protect their sperm. There are many urban legends about what can lower a man's sperm count, but most common male activities do not affect the quality or number of sperm.

To put your mind at ease, we have listed below the top eight sperm killers you seriously need to consider if they are myths or harm your sperm count. We wanted to find out what affects sperm quality and what doesn't.


If bacon and processed meats are a regular part of your diet, your fertility might decline. At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's annual meeting in October, researchers found that men who liked sausage and bacon were less likely to have trouble getting pregnant.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health talked to men at a reproductive clinic about their eating habits. They found that even eating one piece of sausage or bacon every day was linked to a 30% drop in the quality of their sperm. Sperm that are "misshaped and small" is a better way to describe them.

The sperm of men who ate a lot of fish was much better than that of men who ate a lot of processed meat.

Reduce how much-processed meat you eat and learn where you can find better bacon. If you must eat animal products, the best ones are wild-caught Alaskan salmon and sardines.

Sex Toys

We recommend that you don't use dildos, vibrators, or any other male pleasure device made of vinyl because it could hurt you or your partner. They have been linked to cancer, allergies, birth defects, and infertility. These chemicals are released when this kind of plastic is used.

Invest in green, high-quality medical silicone foreplay items to spice your sex life safely. People who don't want to use plastic to relax could sip from a glass dildo.

A Cash Register's Receipts

Think about how many times you get a receipt every day: when you buy coffee in the morning, gas for your car, groceries for the week, dinner, and a movie at night. Every kind of deal is possible. Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that messes with hormones and has been linked to infertility and heart disease, covers about 40% of modern receipts. Recent research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that men with higher levels of BPA in their urine had lower sperm counts and lower-quality sperm than men with lower levels.

Even though there isn't any hard evidence linking handling receipts and sterility, it seems risky to take any chances. If you want an electronic receipt instead of a paper one −

  • Don't insist on getting one at the register.

  • If you need one, keep it in a folder or envelope instead of a pocket or wallet that you'll have to dig through all the time.

  • Don't throw away receipts either, because the BPA in them could get into paper and water that can be recycled.


There is some evidence that using a laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network lowers the number and quality of sperm. For a study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, samples of sperm from 29 men were taken and either put in a normal place or kept under a laptop with a wireless connection. The sperm in the laptop sample moved less and had more damage to their DNA, both of which could make it harder for them to reproduce.

The heat from a laptop is another thing that could hurt the health of sperm. It is well known that heat can harm the parameters of sperm.

Heated Car Seats

When it gets cold outside, a heated car seat is one of the few things that a man can look forward to. But that extra heat may come with a cost: sperm that is not as good. Heated car seats, heating pads, or even a long soak in a hot tub can raise the temperature of the testicles just enough to stop them from making sperm.

If you're cold in your car, turn up the heat and open the windows to move the air around. The problem is direct heat, so turn up the heat and open the windows to move the air.


If you are trying to have a child, you should avoid this. Nicotine damages the DNA in sperm cells, which fuses with an egg to make an embryo. This slows their swimming speed and makes them less viable.

Also, cigarette smoke is bad for protamine's, a protein type. Polyamines affect male fertility because they are important in making chromosomes when cells divide.

Nicotine hurts the soft tissue inside the penis, which stretches to create an erection. It also cuts off blood flow to the area.


One of the many problems alcoholics have is that it's hard for them to get and keep an erection.

Heavy drinking is also bad for the liver, so alcoholic men often have high estrogen levels, making it hard for sperm to make and move.

Too much drinking has been linked to the death of sperm and a lower number of sperm.

Being Overweight

In addition to the well-known risks of obesity, like a higher risk of hypertension, heart disease, and stroke, being overweight can also make it harder to get pregnant. In adipose tissue (fat), too much of the female hormone estrogen can be stored.

This hormone has been linked to lower production of testosterone, the most important male hormone for making sperm.

High estrogen levels can mess up the arousal phase, which is needed for getting an erection and ejaculating. This can also cause man breasts to appear.


The quantity of sperm a person has may be affected by several things. These may be choices the individual has made, such as smoking, or circumstances beyond their control, such as a hereditary condition. Some elements and methods, such as adopting a healthy lifestyle, have increased sperm count. If you're suffering from reproductive problems, you must see a doctor about the best action.

Updated on: 21-Feb-2023


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