I was recently reading a particularly smutty novel wherein the protagonists were relying on the old standard "pull and pray" method of birth control. As the scene continued, the method became less "pull" and more "pray. Does it need to be a full load, or will just a little dab do you?
Sperm are constantly in danger. Inside the testicle it takes a sperm about 72 days to go from a germ cell to a fully mature sperm cell capable of fertilizing an egg. During that time, it needs proper nutrition and temperature to develop normally.
When it comes to infertility issues, there are many myths and misnomers out there to be avoided. Avoided because fertility myths typically discourage trying-to-conceive couples with discouraging or simply frightening misinformation. Among the most common myths? The fact is about half of all infertility obstacles are contributed by men.
When you see a doctor because you're having trouble getting your partner pregnant, he or she will try to determine the underlying cause. Even if your doctor thinks low sperm count is the problem, it is recommended that your partner be evaluated to rule out potential contributing factors and determine if assisted reproductive techniques may be required. This includes examination of your genitals and asking questions about any inherited conditions, chronic health problems, illnesses, injuries or surgeries that could affect fertility.
Sperm gets ejected from the penis, enters the vagina, and swims up the reproductive tract until they reach the egg to fertilize it. Barely years ago, it was considered a major scientific breakthrough when scientists came up with the idea that a fully formed, tiny human inhabited the head of each sperm — totally debunked and untrue. Fortunately, as the human body has evolved over thousands of years to maximize fertility potential, so has our scientific understanding about sperm.
Healthy sperm aren't always a given. Understand how lifestyle factors can affect your sperm and what you can do to improve your fertility. If you and your partner are planning a pregnancy, you might be wondering about the health of your sperm.
But there is a lot you can do before that, to increase the chance of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, when the time is right. It can also affect his sex drive libido. Testes need to be a few degrees cooler than the rest of the body to make good quality sperm. If it gets too hot around the testes, they can have problems making sperm.