...if you're trying to conceive!
GIESSEN, Germany â€” Add heated seats â€” along with hot laptops and traffic pollution â€” to the growing list of things that can reduce male fertility.
Scientists at the University of Giessen here have released the results of a new study that concludes "heated seats may be frying your sperm," according to NewScientist.com.
The scientists fitted temperature sensors to the scrotums of 30 healthy men, who then sat on a heated car seat for 90 minutes. The heated seats raised the men's scrotal temperatures, which may be enough to damage sperm production, the researchers said. But they also noted that sitting in a car for long stretches can also raise scrotal temperatures.
"Previous research suggests that couples take longer to conceive if the man drives for more than three hours a day," according to NewScientist.com in another dire warning for men.