IF like me, you love your eggs boiled to perfection, just as your testicles and 4-5 may feel good in hot water in the bath or shower, but be warned that experts say soaking them in hot water is a bad idea.
The testicles are located in the scrotal sac which hangs outside of the male’s body to ensure they are maintained at a temperature two-three degrees lower than body temperature. It’s also true that high temperatures affect spermiogenesis, the maturation of sperm.
According to a medical expert, that spoke to Health24, there is a significant body of evidence to suggest that the scrotal temperature needs to be somewhat below the normal core body temperature for adequate spermatogenesis to occur (for adequate sperm quality).
Factors which alter this temperature gradient will consequently impair sperm production and quality and hence fertility. Such factors include wearing of very tight clothing, taking frequent hot baths and also, in certain cases where there is an abnormal proliferation of veins around the scrotum (varicocele) the temperature gradient is affected adversely.
The level of temperature and duration of exposure play a huge role as well. Also, hot water can damage the acid mantle of your skin. Toppled with the use of soap, this can reduce your ability to have an orgasm.
Experts also warn that hitting your 4-5 with hot water will hurt and can even cause blisters, making you prone to infection.
The moral of the story is to keep a good balance between hot and cold water, because you definitely don’t want to find yourself in hot water!
* The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice.