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Can Prolonged Sitting in a Hot Saddle Impact Male Physiology?


Apr 3, 2024

I work as a motorbike taxi driver in Ho Chi Minh City. Due to the hot weather, the seat of the motorbike gets very hot from being in the sun. I am concerned about whether sitting for a long time in this hot seat can affect sperm quality.

The ideal temperature for the testicles to produce sperm is 34 degrees Celsius, which is 3 degrees lower than the average body temperature. However, the testicle temperature should generally be 1 degree lower than the body temperature. In the current hot weather in Southern Vietnam, the motorbike saddles quickly absorb heat from the sun, which can cause damage and burns to the sensitive skin of the testicles.

Regularly sitting in a hot saddle for extended periods can lead to heat stress on the testicles, which can impact sperm quality by reducing concentration, motility, and quantity. While sitting in a hot saddle for a short time may not be harmful, it is advisable for men to avoid prolonged exposure to hot environments and direct contact with hot saddles.

To lower scrotal temperature, individuals who ride motorbikes in the sun frequently should wear protective pads, avoid direct contact with hot saddles, wear breathable underwear, and maintain genital hygiene to prevent bacterial growth in hot and humid conditions. It is essential to take precautions to protect the delicate skin of the testicles and maintain sperm quality.

By editor

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