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Boxers or Briefs? What's Better for Your Sperm Count?

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  • According to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health, a man’s choice of underwear can affect his sperm count and sperm quality
  • Men who chose looser-fitting undergarments such as boxers had higher average sperm counts and sperm concentration than men who reported wearing briefs
  • If you and your partner are trying to have a baby, you may not only want to wear boxers, but also avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing that compresses your testicles
  • Beyond improving your sperm quality, research suggests sleeping naked can boost your blood circulation, hormone balance, metabolism, skin and genital health and sex life

By Dr. Mercola

Boxers for baby making? A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health suggests male infertility may be helped simply by your choice of underwear. Based on self-reported data, scientists found men who wear boxers to have significantly higher total sperm counts and greater sperm concentrations than their brief-wearing counterparts.


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