facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Kilts help men's sperm quality, research shows

April 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM   |   Comments

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 20 (UPI) -- Scots who wear traditional kilts -- without underwear -- have more fertile sperm, researchers said.

Researchers said the best condition for men's testicles to produce fertile sperm requires the testicles to be about 37 degrees cooler than the rest of the body. Tight-fitting underwear can raise the temperature and lead to less fertile sperm, The (Edinburgh) Herald said Saturday.

"It seems plausible that men should wear skirts and avoid trousers, at least during the period during which they plan to conceive," said Dr. Erwin Kompanje, the study's author.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Researchers isolate target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction Researchers isolate target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction
2
Colorado researchers working on Ebola vaccine for military Colorado researchers working on Ebola vaccine for military
3
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
4
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95 Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95
5
Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' Vine inspired by turnips
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback