Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8686 posts, RR: 9 Posted (3 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
This is one of those headlines that can get your attention. I read it with great interest until I remembered that after surgery and radiation for prostate cancer it doesn't matter that much to me.
Argentinian researchers obtained semen from 29 healthy men, and stored the samples underneath a laptop computer connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, presumably simulating the experience of using a laptop on one's lap.
Four hours later, the sperm in the samples stored under the computer showed less movement than sperm in samples that were stored at the same temperature but away from the laptop. And 9% of the laptop sperm showed DNA damage — more than three times higher than in the control group.
CasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5235 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
Quoting CometII (Reply 2): Higher temperatures cause decrease sperm count. Heat certainly does not triple DNA damage to sperm.
Two different things.
But I am going with the assertion from the article here .
" Ejaculated sperm are particularly sensitive to many factors because outside the body they don't have the protection of the other cells, tissues and fluids of the body in which they are stored before ejaculation. Therefore, we cannot infer from this study that because a man might use a laptop with Wi-Fi on his lap for more than four hours then his sperm will necessarily be damaged and he will be less fertile.
Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13675 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
Well, I sit here typing this with my laptop on my lap. I admit to a warm glow around the groin area, but even if all my sperm are toasted it makes no difference to me as I have two small pieces of my vasa deferentia missing.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
I still use a desktop at home and only use the laptop at work or if I have to work remotely.
Quoting CasInterest (Reply 3): Ejaculated sperm are particularly sensitive to many factors because outside the body they don't have the protection of the other cells, tissues and fluids of the body in which they are stored before ejaculation. Therefore, we cannot infer from this study that because a man might use a laptop with Wi-Fi on his lap for more than four hours then his sperm will necessarily be damaged and he will be less fertile.
Delboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
Argentinian researches, pah, what do they know.
Two years ago they spent 10 million dollars and 12 months of research time to discover that a mans penis is shaped the way it is to heighten the womans pleasure during lovemaking. American researches spent half the amount and half the time to come up with similar conclusions.
The University of Dublin spent £2.50 and twenty minutes to discover that a mans penis is shaped that way to stop his hand flying off at high speed!
YokoTsuno From Singapore, joined Feb 2011, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 12): Now, the philosophic question is, will the sperm be fried or boiled? And, what about lap dance?
Microwaved . The most common band used for Wifi is 2.4GHz which is roughly the same frequency as used in microwave ovens. The transmitted power is however extremely low around 30 milliwatts (15dBm). Another mitigating factor is that - as far as I know - most men do not have their b@lls directly hanging under the WiFi USB stick which also reduces exposure because of what RF engineers call Path Loss.
GSM cellphones are far more dangerous. They operate at 0.9, 1.8, or 1.9 GHz and have a transmission power of 1 Watts. Car models even 8 Watts.
Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4351 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Quoting Delboy (Reply 11): Two years ago they spent 10 million dollars
Trust me, given the reaction of women of nearly all nationalities to the sight of an Argentine male, those 10 million dollars were simply the amount spent on protection for all the expat women who gladly stated "research me!".
My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down