Sperm may surf less with Wi-Fi

Men who are expected to step up to the plate in the baby-making arena may want to think twice about positioning a Wi-Fi-connected laptop in their lap.

A new study out of Argentina suggests electromagnetic radiation generated during Wi-Fi connections may leave sperm lacking the kind of quality needed to make Junior a reality, according to a Reuters report.

“Our data suggest that the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the Internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality,” researchers wrote in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.

The study relied on the sperm of 29 healthy men, Reuters reported. Four hours after placing live sperm under the laptop, a quarter of the little Olympians were no longer swimming, compared with 14 percent of sperm stored at the same temperature away from the computer, the report found. Nine percent showed DNA damage.

The researchers said they don’t know if all laptops connected to Wi-Fi will have the same effect, and a separate test showed “negligible EM radiation” when the laptop was connected but not wirelessly.

Christopher Seward

19 comments Add your comment


November 29th, 2011
4:43 pm

How near is “near”? My laptop is about a foot away from my balls right now, is that far enough?


November 29th, 2011
5:18 pm

To position myself to protect my spermies, I’ll have to visit a chiropractor in a couple of weeks!

Herman Cain

November 29th, 2011
5:32 pm

Don’t bother me none!

Spoofy McDougal

November 29th, 2011
5:42 pm

I always wondered if those grill marks I noticed on my beans immediately after using the laptop were at all harmful. I could smell them cooking and thought something might be going on down there.


November 29th, 2011
5:56 pm

Where was this information when Kroy needed it???


November 29th, 2011
6:48 pm

This creates quite a problem considering that every iPhone uses Wi-Fi and every man keeps it in his pocket..


November 29th, 2011
8:27 pm

some how this didn’t affect my swimmers…I have three kids with three baby mamas…and DNA tests to validate it along with child support payments.

Butter Pecan

November 29th, 2011
8:29 pm

This is great news for all of the potential baby daddies walking around everywhere. Nobody wants to accept accountability for their part in baby making, maybe this is natures way of controlling the problem. Men, keep watching all that smut on your laptop and when your girlfriend or wife can’t get preggars, you’ll be busted!


November 29th, 2011
9:22 pm

I have noticed my loads have been a bit less since I got this iPad2.


November 29th, 2011
9:25 pm

I have red hair ~ does this affect “balls o fire”?

A B Normal

November 29th, 2011
9:53 pm

Ya’ll ain’t right.


November 29th, 2011
11:12 pm

Mine are glowing green right now!

Bo Diddley

November 29th, 2011
11:15 pm

Ironic, since 3/4 of the men in this study were watching porn on their laptops.


November 30th, 2011
1:05 am

Well, I sure wasn’t affected.

Men R Stupid!!

November 30th, 2011
8:19 am

LMAOOOOO You guys are just plain crazy!!!If your balls are glowing green that’s a serious problem that you might want to get checked out ASAP! LOL

The Rock

November 30th, 2011
8:22 am

Weakened sperm? Does that mean more girl babies?


November 30th, 2011
10:41 am

Let’s give it up for useless articles!


November 30th, 2011
10:41 am

A lap dance from a chubby lady at the Clermont crushing my balls scares me more than this!


December 2nd, 2011
4:34 pm

Could some of the problem be that most people site with a laptop on their laps when working on it? Maybe a laptop table could help, I just got a Lapeez to use when I’m working form home or traveling. Here’s the product if you’re interested http://bit.ly/vy3hNS. I’m just glad I’m a female so I don’t have to deal with this sort of thing haha