Male Reproductive Health and Laptop Use – Is His Fertility at Stake?

As the name implies, laptop computers are intended for an individual to use on his or her lap, right?  When purchasing a computer for work or personal use, it is assumed by the consumer that it is safe to use, whether it is placed on the lap, table, or desk.  However, researchers have recently raised concerns about whether or not this is actually true, and there are indications that a man’s reproductive health may even be at risk.  Learn more about the safety of using a laptop on the lap and how it may impact a man’s male organ health

Will a laptop harm the manhood? 

As it turns out, some people are saying it can.  But are these opinions merely held by alarmists and whistleblowers looking to create controversy, or is it based in real, hard evidence?  One study published in Fertility and Sterility, a research journal, found that seed may be damaged by the use of a Wi-Fi enabled laptop.  The study exposed several samples of seed to the radiation emitted by a laptop for 4 hours and compared it to several samples of seed that were not exposed to laptop radiation.  

They found that exposing the seed to the laptop decreased seed motility – in other words the ability to swim properly – and increased DNA fragmentation or molecular damage.  The researchers are attributing the damage to the exposure to laptop radiation, and they feel it is possible the same happens to seed held within the sack when exposed to prolonged laptop use. Scientific mumbo-jumbo aside, the study suggests that resting one’s laptop – while it is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi -- on the junk may harm a man’s fertility by causing seed damage.  

So does that mean all laptop users will eventually become infertile? 

Not in the least.  While studies like this may hit the media and explode, causing people to ban laptops from their homes – or at least their laps -- forever, it is just one study.  The authors believe it to be the first research conducted on the subject, which means much, much more research needs to be conducted before this evidence is accepted as fact.  In fact, if a man asked his doctor whether laptops pose a significant risk, his doctor would likely say no, because there simply is not enough evidence right now to indicate this is a serious risk. 

Should a guy ditch his laptop just to be safe? 

That is a decision that is best left up to every individual man.  Though men who already struggle with fertility issues, or are trying to get their partner pregnant may want to abide by the rule: better safe than sorry. Before ditching a laptop altogether, there are some protective measures a man can take if he is concerned about the radiation.

1) Do not place the laptop on the lap when it is using Wi-Fi; rather, connect to the Internet the old-fashioned way using an Ethernet cable.

2) Get a laptop rest to go on the lap; this will elevate the computer and reduce exposure to the sack. In fact, it might actually improve posture and reduce neck or arm strain!

 3) Use the laptop only on a desk.

4) Place the laptop on a nearby desk or table, but use a wireless keyboard on the lap.  This allows the convenience of a laptop but the device that is emitting the radiation is safely away from the reproductive organs.  Studies indicate the radiation field is about one foot in all directions, so simply moving the laptop 12 inches away may be safer. 

Keeping the male organ healthy 

Men who are waiting for more evidence that there is a serious risk before changing their laptop habits can still take other measures to ensure their male organ is as healthy as can be.  Using a male organ nutrient formula (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) containing male organ specific vitamins and nutrients can help keep the manhood healthy and active.  Selecting one with ingredients like alpha lipoic acid and acetyl l carnitine can help enhance the sensitivity of the male organ, while improving the health of the manhood on a cellular level.  Apply after the daily shower for a fast and easy boost to the male organ health routine.

Visit for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.