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    For those who use laptops on their laps

    Thursday December 9, 01:46 AM

    Hot laptops could cook men's fertility
    By Patricia Reaney


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    LONDON (Reuters) - Teenagers and young men should keep their laptops off their laps because they could damage fertility, an expert says.


    Laptops, which reach high internal operating temperatures, can heat up the scrotum which could affect the quality and quantity of men's sperm.


    "The increase in scrotal temperature is significant enough to cause changes in sperm parameters," said Dr Yefim Sheynkin, an associate professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, on Thursday.


    "It is very difficult to predict how long the computer can be used safely," he told Reuters. "It may not be at all, if the testicular temperature goes up high within a very short period of time."


    Adolescents and young men who use laptops several times a day over many years face the greatest risk. Sheynkin fears that if laptop use is not curtailed, in 15-20 years when they want to start a family the men could face problems.


    "Long-term use may have a detrimental effect on their reproductive health," he said.


    Sheynkin and his team studied the impact of using a laptop on 29 healthy volunteers between the age of 21-35 by measuring scrotal temperature before and after they used a computer on their lap.


    The research is reported in the journal Human Reproduction.


    Even without turning the laptop on, the scrotal temperature rose by 2.1 degrees Centigrade when the young men sat with their thighs together to balance the computer on their lap.


    When they switched it on the temperature rose -- by 2.8 degrees C on the right side and 2.6 degrees C on the left.


    "It shows that scrotal hyperthermia is produced by both special body posture and the local heating effect of laptop computers," Sheynkin said.


    A serious case of laptop burn was reported in a letter published in a medical journal two years ago after a 50-year-old man burned his penis while using a laptop balanced on his legs for an hour, despite wearing trousers and underpants.


    The researchers used two different brands of computers in the study.


    "All laptop computers generate significant heat due to the increasing power requirements of computer chips. New laptops with higher power requirements may produce even more heat," Sheynkin added.
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    Repeated porn laptopping?

    Permanent glow-in-the-dark condom effect.
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    So I if I use a Laptop all day, I dont need a condom ?
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    Originally posted by Panamark
    So I if I use a Laptop all day, I dont need a condom ?
    If you're on it all day, then youd have no need for a condom. Therefore, no.

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    Contraceptive Computers !

    Is there anything they cant do ?

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    Originally posted by Panamark
    Contraceptive Computers !

    Is there anything they cant do ?
    Work?

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    This is such a fucking bulshit story.

    Noone uses laptops on their laps.
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    I'm inclined to agree with Sesh on this one. If it would burn the third leg, then it would just as easily burn the other 2, which are neccessary to form a "lap" in the first place. Laptops DO get hot after extended use, as any electronic component would, especially in a compact case that doesn't allow for much ventilation as a desktop or tower case does.

    Those who use laptops extensively enough to worry about this sort of thing may want to click here and do something about it, instead of dreaming about creative ways to avoid sexual responsibility
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    haha
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    I emailed my local paper about this article last week but they never published it, probably because I was too abusive..

    It's totally impractical to use a laptop on your lap.

    I use one maybe 70 hours a week, travel a lot and never see people using them like that except for a few minutes.

    In any case the Seshmistress is expecting twins so that kind of debunks it.

    And the fertility issues with alcohol and smoking for that matter...

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