Cell Phones Might Break Your Sperm!

Nov 27, 2009 • Fertility and Babbys, Health, News


Not only are Bluetooth headsets the ultimate sign of douchebaggery, keeping your phone in talk mode in your pocket while you use your hands’ free device may screw up your sperm, too.

Awesome, now you’re doubly less of a man.

“We found increased oxidative stress and a decrease in sperm motility,” said Dr. Ashok Agarwal, the director of Reproductive Research at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

What that means, basically, is that there’s an overall decrease in quality. How does this happen? A phone in use emits high-power radiofrequency electromagnetic waves, which negatively impact semen production. (Not good enough for you? Go read all the specifics right here).

“At this time I would say excessive use should be avoided,” Agarwal said.

But it’s not like you’re one of those douchebags who wear Bluetooth sets 24/7, are you? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

Information from Renal and Urology News. Image of Brad Pitt from Wired.