A man’s fertility comes down to the quality of his sperm. As described in our section on Causes, there are many reasons why a man may have sub-optimal fertility. Many of the issues require medical intervention, and it’s always best to consult with a physician if you and your partner are struggling with infertility. However, there are many lifestyle changes that you can start today that the experts have shown help men boost their fertility. Take our online risk assessment to get personalized recommendations
2. Don’t cook your balls. Reducing the temperature of your testicles is known to boost sperm production
- Wear loose-fitting underwear
- Avoid hot tubs and hot baths
- Don’t place your laptop directly on your lap
- Avoid biking or sitting for long periods of time
- Avoid cooking over a hot stove for long periods of time
- Train your pets to nap in places other than directly on your crotch.
3. Eat less crap Diets that reduce fat intake and are high in protein, whole grains, and vegetables have been shown to improve semen quality.
8. Take your vitamins. A number of substances are needed for optimal sperm production. If you have a nutrient deficiency, supplements have been shown to improve sperm quality.
- Folic acid
- Vitamin E
- Co-enzyme Q10
9. Get her going. Avoid lubricants – the use of certain lubricants during intercourse (including K-Y jelly and skin lotions) can diminish sperm movement and your chances of conception. Recently, new lubricants that are sperm-friendly, such as Pre-Seed, are being made available.