- Does using a laptop on your lap lower your sperm count?
- Can switching from briefs to boxer shorts improve your fertility?
I've heard that riding a bicycle, especially for extended periods of time reduces sperm count/fertility. HERE's an example of such a discussion in a bike forum going back and forth about whether it's true or not.
I realize that two of the questions above discuss the link between either tight fitting clothes and temperature increase, but I'm unsure about whether such conditions apply when bicycling or not.
- Is this just folklore, or are the conditions created when riding a bicycle sufficient that one might actually experience a reduction in fertility?
- If the previous answer is "Yes," is the effect severe, and what is the duration of the effect (in other words, is it even worth worrying about)?