Other factors such as the type of clothing a man chooses to wear may have effects on reproductive health. Avoid wearing tight jeans, bicycle shorts, or leather pants that hold the testicles close against the body because the temperature may rise.
Even if the temperature in or around the testicles is raised slightly (as small as 1-4 degrees Fahrenheit), it has a direct impact on both sperm and testosterone production. . This may also happen if you wear undershorts made of nylon or other artificial fibers, even if they’re not tight. In addition, spending time in hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and saunas and taking long, hot showers or baths also overheat the sperm cells and may significantly impair sperm function.
Lifestyle factors have the potential to impact fertility. It is important to understand the ways in which lifestyle behaviors may benefit or harm fertility in order to minimize complications and maximize fertility outcomes. By understanding the impact of lifestyle on reproductive health, and by actively modifying lifestyle behaviors, men and women are capable of controlling their own fertility potential.