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    Question bakers sperm?

    Hi hope this is the right place to post this? I am not very good at this yet!
    My husband is a baker and works 6 nights a week, wondering if this can affect his sperm, as he is in front of the hot ovens for 8 to 10 hours a night? Have heard it makes you have girls? Just want to get some straight answers, to know if i should worry!
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    I don't know specifically about baker's sperm but our gyno did tell us that men who work in hot environments (he used examples of taxi drivers cause they sit down all day) often have reduced sperm quality. My husband is a plant mechanic (works on mining equipment etc) and works in very hot conditions so it kinda applied to us too. I don't think it should be a huge deal though, doesn't appear to be for us but if you are concerned enough and can convince your DH, you could always have a sperm analysis done for peace of mind. You can organise this thru your gp.

    Best of luck!

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    on a separate thought - would the kind of underwear he wears affect it too?? Ive always heard that cotton is best, being a natural fibre, I cant imagine how come guys wear those horrible satin boxers all day long. My partner wears them, and being a basketball referee he gets horribly sweaty. Hope its not affecting his 'boys' too much!

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    LOL Gobble gobble, they tend to say boxers are better over briefs as they are cooler!

    I agree with Willow that if you're concerned, talk to your Dr and ask for an SA to be done to find out...

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    If taxi drivers sit down all day and make their sperm too hot, wouldn't that also apply to anyone who works in an office and sits at their desk all day?

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    We already know that DH has bad sperm because of a varicocele, which he will have repaired soon. But he also has a desk job, so I'm wondering whether the repair is really worth it, in that case. I guess that's something he can ask the specialist when he sees him next week.

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    thanks will hopefully convince him to get analyis done! xo

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    Sperm analysis def good idea. But I have heard that even if they sit down, as long as they wear comfortable loose pants and naturally breathing undies then they should be fine. They did an experiment on TV to see if tight pants affected sperm production, and they found that it didn't.

    However, a hot bath or working near something hot might make a difference. The testicles move around alot and distance themselves from the body when they get too hot to cool off. If they can't move away from the body because of tight pants or restricting undies, then they can get too hot.

    So the main thing I would think is freedom of movement. My DH only wears cotton boxers, so his boys are free hanging and cool! I hope this will help when the time comes

    Good luck!

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