General Guidelines for Increasing Male Fertility

Temperature

The testicles, unlike the ovaries, are found outside the body for a specific reason. They are placed there in order to maintain a lower temperature which helps in the production and maintenance of sperm. When the testicles get hotter than they should be, the sperm are damaged. For this reason one should avoid:

  • Tight underwear and pants
  • Putting a laptop or other source of heat in your lap
  • Hot baths and saunas
  • Sitting for extended periods of time

 

Weight

Numerous studies have shown that male obesity has a strong negative impact on sperm production.

See study on body mass index and its effects on sperm

See study on obesity and sperm changes

Obesity is defined as being more than 20% over one´s ideal body weight.   Here you can calculate your ideal weight

 

Marijuana

The consumption of marijuana in any form is one of the worst things you can do when trying to enhance your fertility.   It has been proven in a number of studies that the consumption of marijuana in any form inhibits good sperm production.

Here are a couple of examples:

See how marijuana effects sperm and hormones

See article on how marijuana reduces male fertility

After stopping the consumption of marijuana and it´s by-products it takes more than two months for sperm production to recover.