A brief look at underwear styles affecting infertility, reproduction, sperm count, sperm & testosterone production and testes health.
Sperm Production 101 with the help of Joxers
The whole debate around optimum sperm production is really a no-brainer! A study cited on the Babyexpert web site has shown that the impact of tight underwear on sperm production and thus male fertility is worse than that of drinking, taking drugs and smoking. Tight underwear contributes to a low sperm count and for about one-half of couples with fertility problems; experts say low sperm count is the cause! But maybe something as simple as changing the kind of underwear a man wears can make a difference in his infertility and reproduction ability . . . aka sperm production 101 with the help of Joxers.
Your testes are located outside the body for a reason. According to Jeanie Lerche Davis in her article on webMD titled Boxers vs. Briefs: Increasing Sperm Count the reason being that the temperature of the testes is at issue: In order for testes to produce sufficient quality and quantity of sperm, the temperature of testes must be lower than the core body temperature.
“That is why [testes] are located outside of the body,” explains Celia E. Dominguez, reproductive endocrinologist, Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. “Testes were made to be out in the breeze.”
Testes can overheat when a man wears brief underwear. If the testes are too hot — several degrees above where they should be — they are not able to produce sufficient sperm, resulting in low sperm count.
Just be aware, it takes 10 to 11 weeks for sperm to be produced — so plan accordingly, says Amos Grunebaum, MD, director of clinical maternal-fetal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Weill Medical College.
“You can’t just wear boxer shorts the night before romantic date, and expect it to work,” he tells WebMD. “Anything you do that damages sperm will affect them for the next 10 to 11 weeks.”
To keep testes at optimal temperature:
- Don’t wear tight pants — particularly during sports activities. Wear loose clothing, especially if you sit for long periods of time.
- Wear boxer shorts (may we suggest Joxer briefs at this point) at all times. “Of course, they just don’t work under tight pants,” says Grunebaum.
- Stay away from saunas and hot tubs.
- Another tip: When you’re at home, take off your pants, says Grunebaum. “It will not only help reduce testes temperature, but it might also turn her on.“
But first things first. “The first test I suggest is a sperm count,” Grunebaum tells WebMD. “It’s a simple test, cheap, it doesn’t involve anything invasive, plus, it’s the only test I know that guarantees an orgasm.“
Some more on Sperm Production 101 with the help of Joxers
We agree that boxer shorts might be (one of) the solutions to this “condition” but . . .
- Apart from the obvious as debated above i.e. that looser underwear is better for optimum sperm production thus the concept of Sperm Production 101! Joxers are also extremely beneficial for testosterone production (see Joxers and Testosterone – a match made in Mzanzi). Another key ingredient in your quest of looking after your little soldiers with Joxer.
But, enough on the medical issues. Let us look at a heads-to-head comparison between Joxers and Boxers.
- Boxers are hot whilst Joxers are cool due to the material used (Hemp) and the less fabric required.
- Boxers allow your penis and scrotum to touch your legs, making it extremely sweaty on hot summer days. This is especially true for guys embarking on some ‘hedge trimming’ or ‘deforestation’ down there! Joxers gives your scrotum and penis the space required without the sweatiness and stickiness between the legs.
- Boxers does NOT work under tighter pants. Joxers do . . . even low-riding pants. Loose boxer shorts will wrinkle along the thighs, and most of the time will result in a bumpy feeling under your pants.
- Joxers are practical and more comfortable than loose boxer shorts. It offers great support in the genital area – especially when training or for long periods of sitting-down.
- With a boxer AND a Joxer you don’t need to go ‘au natural’ as suggested by Grunebaum. But let’s face it – a Joxer is a lot sexier than a boxer (or getting them ‘out in the breeze’ for that matter).
- Chris Rovny reported in his article Choosing your Underwear that 57% of men still prefer briefs (i.e. Joxer type underwear) over loose boxers or tight boxers who are preferred my men 29% and 18% respectively.
- On the positive side boxers are the next best thing to sleeping naked though!
- Let’s not forget that wearing loose boxer shorts often results in a ‘wedgie’ sensation. Simply because the loose fabric ends up where it is not supposed to and this could really ‘crack you up‘.
- According to askmen tight boxer shorts perform better as far as style and comfort is concerned and offer great support for training and for those who sit down all day. They can however be unpleasant as they don’t allow the blood to circulate properly, and because the genital area feels restrained.
The answer? Joxers! It gives you all and more than boxers (loose or tight) do and as an added bonus is conducive to sperm production! Now that is what we call the best of two worlds!