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8 Surprising Fertility Facts


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However brief your partner's particular choice of underwear, it won't impact his fertility.
Boxers or brief work just as well for future dads.
Boxers or brief work just as well for future dads.
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Up until several years ago, future dads were discouraged from wearing briefs because their tight fit held the testicles close to the body, raising scrotal temperature and causing a decrease in sperm count or concentration. And while it is true that very high temperatures can be harmful to sperm, choice of underwear does not heat things up enough to make an impact, according to two recent studies. So if briefs (or bikinis, for that matter) are more likely to heat things up between you and your partner, stock up on those Jockeys!

 


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