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Old 08-14-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Increase in scrotal temperature in laptop computer users

Yefim Sheynkin1,2, Michael Jung1, Peter Yoo1, David Schulsinger1 and Eugene Komaroff3
1 Department of Urology and 3 General Clinical Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 11794-8093, USA

2 To whom correspondence should be addressed at: Department of Urology, SUNY at Stony Brook, HSC level 9 room 040, Stony Brook NY 11794-8093, USA. Email: [email protected]

BACKGROUND: Scrotal hyperthermia has been identified as a risk factor for male infertility. Laptop computers (LC) have become part of a contemporary lifestyle and have gained popularity among the younger population of reproductive age. LC are known to reach high internal operating temperatures. We evaluated the thermal effect of LC on the scrotum. METHODS: Right and left scrotal temperature (ScT) was measured in 29 healthy volunteers in two separate 60 min sessions. ScT was recorded from thermocouples on a digital datalogger every 3 min with the working LC in a laptop position and in the same sitting position with approximated thighs without LC. RESULTS: ScT increased significantly on the right and left side in the group with working LC (2.8C and 2.6C, respectively; P<0001) and without LC (2.1C, P<0.0001). However, ScT elevation with working LC was significantly higher (P<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Working LC in a laptop position causes significant ScT elevation as a result of heat exposure and posture-related effects. Long-term exposure to LC-related repetitive transient scrotal hyperthermia is a modern lifestyle feature that may have a negative impact upon spermatogenesis, specifically in teenage boys and young men. Further studies of such thermal effects on male reproductive health are warranted.

C/N: Laptops warm up the boys and kill the swimmers.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Title of the day?
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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What kind of moron uses a laptop on their lap?
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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Wow, that's nuts.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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...great balls o'fire!
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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So what they are saying is if you don't want kids, surf OT for an hour before sex?
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #7
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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I have a program to control the fan speed/temperature thresholds on my laptop.
In fact, my profiles are called "Cool Nads" and "Toasted Nads", depending on how long I want the battery to last. If it's plugged in, it's always on "Cool Nads" mode.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:06 PM   #9
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whats wrong with that?

There is no harm here unless you are trying to make teh babiez...
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