Pay the extra money! I always love a good urban legend. I once got a co-worker to believe coffee shrank his penis.
Tight briefs, red meat, varicose veins or stress? Which has been shown to actually reduce a man's sperm count and lead to infertility? Low sperm count is an uncomfortable subject for some men to discuss, which may be why so many urban legends have sprung up about its causes.
Unfounded rumors about artificial food additives being unsafe are typically harmless, because consumers can't hurt themselves by cutting back on a chemical that is devoid of nutritional value. But in the case of the synthetic food dye tartrazine, better known in the United States as Yellow No. Meanwhile, consumers overlooked another, more insidious, potential side effect of the chemical. In the late s, fast-paced youngsters turned to a caffeinated beverage easily distinguished from the coffee of their parents' generation: Mountain Dew.
In fact, there have been a various amount of misconceptions. The main reason why people believe Mountain Dew reduces sperm is based on the ingredients of the soft drink. A bottle of Mountain Dew, typically, has calories, with 91 milligrams of caffeine.
The first clue to its questionable veracity is the variety of reported effects: Drinking Mountain Dew will shrink your testicles. Or decrease your sperm count. Or cause your penis to grow smaller.
Sperm is a reproductive cell found in semen, a fluid that males produce and release during sexual relations. Sperm cells play a vital role in pregnancy. Some men experience infertility because of a low sperm count.
For men who want childrensperm count and sperm quality are important. Considering this, it's understandable that people are interested in what activities and behaviors can be harmful to sperm. There are a lot of myths and rumors about what can affect sperm count, but the reality is that most activities men engage in won't hurt their fertility. To set your mind at ease, we asked the experts about eight so-called sperm killers in the rumor mill so you can get the truth about what affects sperm quality and what doesn't.
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