Laptops Are Destroying Your Balls

Your Macbook could be making you infertile.

November 13, 2015

Dear men,

Stop what you’re doing if you’re reading this from the laptop on your lap.

Stand up, grab a pack of ice, place said ice on your balls, and start working from a desk. You may feel fine, but you’re frying your testicles.

In a study in the journal of Fertility and Sterility, researchers showed that men who balanced a laptop on their gents are putting their ability to reproduce at risk.

“Within 10 or 15 minutes their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don’t feel it,” Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, the urologist who led the study, told Reuters.

While the idea of cooking your balls isn’t exactly surprising, the increasing use of laptops compelled The Hustle to write this post.

Hey, it’s a friendly reminder…

“Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range,” Dr. Sheynkin said.


If you’re telling yourself that a pillow between your boys and the laptop, or spreading your legs will help, well, I’ve got bad news for you.

“It doesn’t matter what pad you use,” Dr. Sheynkin said. “You can put a pillow beneath your computer and it still won’t protect you.”

It’ll just be a false sense of security, he said.

“No matter what you do, even with the legs spread wide apart, the temperature is still going to be higher than what we call safe,” said Sheynkin.

So men, if you wanna have healthy and happy swimmers, ditch the pillows and get a desk.

You’re welcome.

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