Did you know that men who sleeping naked and wearing boxers make sperm healthy?
Yes, it’s true and a group of American researchers can confirm it!
Now, a new research has backed up the notion that men should be free and unfettered in the interest of having children. Researchers said that men who wore boxer shorts during the day and nothing to bed had significantly lower levels of damaged DNA in their sperm compared to those who wore tight underpants during the day and at night.
Tight boxers increase the temperature of the testicles, which can cause the quality of a man’s sperm to decrease and thus harm the chances of conceiving a baby. According to lead researcher Katherine Sapra,
Among men in the general population attempting pregnancy, type of underwear worn during the day and to bed is associated with semen quality. Reducing exposure for bed decreases DNA fragmentation; better semen quality parameters are observed in men wearing boxers during the day and none to bed.”
The study tracked 500 men over the course of a year, taking note of the underwear choices they made and the quality of their sperm.
Although the sample size in the study was relatively small, it’s further evidence that adopting a more liberal approach when it comes to undergarments could pose considerable health benefits for men’s fertility.
We have known for some time that men who increase the temperature of their testicles, either through the heat exposure at work or by wearing tight underwear, have poorer semen quality compared to men whose testicles are cooler. What has never adequately been shown is whether men can improve things by changing the choice of their underwear, but this study – although quite small – goes some way to suggest that is true,” explains said Allan Pacey, a male fertility expert at Sheffield University in the UK, who was not involved with the study.
That goes to a future research, but in the meantime, prospective dads – or men who simply want to look after the health of their sperm – have nothing to lose by adopting more flexible garb (or even going without entirely), knowing that in doing so, they may well be protecting their power to procreate.
Switching underwear is hardly a risky thing to do so buying some looser pants might be good advice for would-be fathers,” said Pacey.