According to some researchers, sperm counts among Western men have dropped more than 50 percent in the past 40 years.
While scientists can’t pinpoint an exact explanation, studies have shown that certain lifestyle factors play a large role in a man’s sperm count.
Normal sperm production takes 60 to 90 days. That means the effects of poor lifestyle choices can be reversed in just two or three months.
Below are some of the most common behaviors responsible for lowering sperm count in men:
1.) Smoking Either Tobacco Or Marijuana
Men who smoke very regularly, either tobacco or marijuana tend to suffer from a low sperm count.
Toxins and contaminants make their way from the lungs through the circulatory system to the testicles.
2.) Wearing Tight Pants, Briefs
Men who wear tight pants, briefs are at risk of experiencing low sperm count.
The ideal temperature for sperm production is a few degrees lower than body temperature, which is why the testicles sit where they do. When they’re held too close to the body, the testicles can’t regulate temperature to allow for healthy sperm production.
3.) Lack Of Frequent Ejaculation
Frequent sexual activity is important for sperm health. If the body isn’t getting the message to produce sperm, it won’t produce as much.
Essentially, use it or lose it. Health experts recommend that males ejaculate once or twice a week to maintain production.