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What Scottish Men Know about Fertility: Kilts for Healthy Sperm

a blog by Kim Griffiths, April 20, 2013

Looking for ways to boost your guy’s sperm count? Buy him a kilt. A new study published in the Scottish Medical Journal says men who don kilts maintain a cooler temperature below the belt than men who wear pants.

By analyzing more than 100 anecdotal reports between 1934 and 1996, researchers found that men who wore kilts had better semen analysis results: better sperm quality and quantity. Fertility doctors do know that increased scrotal temperatures and tight clothing can impact production of healthy sperm, but is wearing a kilt going to extremes?

Seems like your partner is probably experiencing similar results by wearing loose fitting, lightweight material pants, shorts, and boxers instead. The scrotum should remain about three degrees cooler than the overall body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and sperm regenerate every three months so make the switch to cooler clothes before beginning your fertility treatment cycle.

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