Cycling causes dodgy sperm?

phreak
phreak Posts: 2,932
edited July 2009 in Road beginners
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8124458.stm
In those who managed more than 186 miles a week on their bikes, the proportion of sperm that was the correct size and shape had fallen to 4%, the point at which men may struggle to conceive without fertility treatment.

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  • sicknote
    sicknote Posts: 901
    Did not stop me as I used to ride a lot before my daughter was born. :wink:
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    Been snipped anyhow. Bring on the miles.
  • passout
    passout Posts: 4,425
    It's OK, I ride below 186 miles a week, about 100 miles below.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • Surely it's just a case of the weaker sperm getting dropped whilst the stronger one's get ready for a sprint finish?
    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    Or you could eat more wholegrains and seafood, that apprently produces more semen :P
  • nolf
    nolf Posts: 1,287
    Makes me glad I'm single! :cry:
    "I hold it true, what'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

    Alfred Tennyson
  • its aload of rubbish
    stop worrying
    My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you.
  • rogerthecat
    rogerthecat Posts: 669
    @ KiNgOfThEmOuNtAiN

    Everything on the News is true though :wink:
  • Homer J
    Homer J Posts: 920
    An alternative to the male pill :)
  • Garz
    Garz Posts: 1,155
    Been snipped anyhow. Bring on the miles.

    Pmsl.
  • innocenti
    innocenti Posts: 33
    I'm so fertile cycling probably limits my sperm production to that of normal folk.
  • @ KiNgOfThEmOuNtAiN

    Everything on the News is true though :wink:


    Seriously if you do it 9 hours every day..then you are screwed..
    My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you.
  • Mark Alexander
    Mark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    Our club's members list seem to be increasing by the week 8)
    http://twitter.com/mgalex
    www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
  • Yeah, I think it's well known that raised temperatures in that region do your sperm count no good - that's why they are outside! I think it's not only cycling, but any sport where they're squashed together and you're making them hotter by exercising for long periods of time will affect your sperm count. Maybe if you're overly worried you could take a "b@#$s bottle" with some spare water for...... well.....you know.....splashing around ;)
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    Had mines checked and my little swimmers are fine and dandy despite many miles in the saddle. Its a load of b*ll*cks if you pardon the pun.
    Brian B.
  • passout
    passout Posts: 4,425
    Agree with above. From what I know of this subject (nought really), they key thing is the temperature of your gonads - that's why they are external after all. Maybe....
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • sampras38
    sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    I had 5 people send me that article the day it appeared on the website. What are people trying to tell me?

    It's a good job I've got a couple of kids and don't want anymore... :lol:
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    It is a load of rubbish definitely. Had children and want more, and will be possible.
  • on the road
    on the road Posts: 5,631
    It's just some silly woman trying to get her own back on all men. Maybe she was dumped for a beautiful blond so is taking it out on all men.