Holding a laptop on the knees, though, requires keeping the legs still and closed. After one hour in this position, the researchers found that the men’s testicle temperature had risen by up to 2.5 C.

A lap pad kept the computer cool and meant that less heat was transmitted to the skin, but Sheynkin warned it didn’t do much to cool the testicles and might give a false sense of security.

“I wouldn’t say that if someone starts to use laptops they will become infertile,” Sheynkin told Reuters Health, though he warned that frequent use might contribute to reproductive problems because “the scrotum doesn’t have time to cool down.”




  1. soundwash says:

    “..and might give a false sense of security.”

    um…isn’t that the underlying sales pitch of just about *all* consumer (and govcorp) “products?”

    Expect a new line of “just for men” ultra thin heat pads (er, i mean “shields”) in time for x-mas shopping to shortly follow this “new study”

    -s

    (and its the EMF emissions that are the real issue..)

  2. sargasso_c says:

    Surf “free bird”.

  3. greyangel says:

    Always wondered why nobody ever advocated testicle warmers for birth control…

  4. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    #3 grangle – I tried that one, she didn’t go for it.

  5. McCullough says:

    (and its the EMF emissions that are the real issue..)

    bingo.

  6. Ryan says:

    *puts his laptop on his lap*

    Bare back from now on baby!

  7. CountSmackula says:

    Cheaper than a vasectomy…

  8. Surprised the study was allowed to be done, i mean all those studies about cellphone and cancer have been buried haven’t they. After all the end game is to depopulate us before we catch on, and how better to do it than with voluntary use of “needed” technology.

    I hate my phone and try to only ever send messages if not near a landline.

    Is your phone and ISP simply volunteer based tracking devices with a communication option, or even the mark of the beast? it will be when we can buy stuff with it

  9. Mr. Show says:

    Ah so THAT’S how “Idiocracy” happens. The smarties are frying their huevos! Yikes!

  10. Cursor_ says:

    And a simple device called a table, of which they have portable ones, can negate this effect.

    Wow tables. Who would have thought?

    Of course Steve Jobby Jobs would say you need a tablet.

    Cursor_

  11. JimD says:

    Use a Laptop and get FRESH, ROASTED NUTS !!! Use a table !!!

  12. Benjamin says:

    I call bs on this story. No one holds a laptop like that. Then again, I don’t normally sit in positions that cause me pain for more than a minute or two.