static electricity and the testicles

belowav

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i was searching for info on what the effects of an electric current would do to your balls if one was placed upon them, as in what the ROP is supposed to do and i found this article, on a mens health and fitness site, it is about the effects of static electricity on sperm and after reading it i don't think i'd put any kinda current on my sac. Heres a bit of the article.


Tight underwear containing man-made fibres (e.g. polyester) generates electrostatic electricity from friction between the scrotal skin and the synthetic material. These create an electrostatic field across the scrotum, with the skin covering the lower scrotum acquiring a positive charge and the skin covering the upper scrotum acquiring a negative charge. The testes lie between these two electrical poles, and spermatogenesis is adversely affected.



Figure 12: Electrostatic field across scrotum

Several studies have looked at the electrostatic potentials generated across the scrotum from different materials. Men who wear underpants made from 100 per cent polyester generate the greatest electrostatic fields around their testes. Men wearing 50:50 per cent polyester:cotton mix underpants generate a field that is half as strong, while men wearing 100 per cent cotton pants remain free of any significant electrostatic potential. When volunteer males wore a particular type of underpants for 18 months:

• 4 out of 11 men wearing polyester underwear showed evidence of a significant reduction in sperm count plus testicular degeneration by the 14th month. These changes were reversible once the pants were discarded.

• only 1 out of 11 men wearing polyester-cotton mix underwear showed a lowered sperm count after 16 months. This change was also reversible.

• None of the 11 men wearing pure cotton underpants showed any significant change in sperm quality or quantity.

Investigation showed that these changes were directly related to the electrostatic fields generated, and no significant changes in testicular temperature or blood hormone levels were found.

Temperature and Electrostatic Forces Combined

Egyptian doctors have designed a male method of contraception based on the combined effects of raised scrotal temperature and electrostatic electricity.

A polyester scrotal sling * nicknamed the Jockstrap * was tailor-made to hug the testicles closely while allowing the penis to poke through. The sling was attached to a waist belt designed to pull the testicles up close to the abdomen. This automatically raised testicular temperature due to the effects of increased body warmth. Fourteen volunteer males wore the sling day and night for a year, only changing it when soiled.

During the experiment, sperm counts of all 14 volunteers dropped to an amazing zero, and remained at zero after wearing the sling for an average of 140 days. Their testicles decreased in size from an average of 22.2 ml to 18.6 ml and the volume of semen they produced fell significantly. Biopsies of the tes- ticles showed that after wearing the sling for 6 months, there was degeneration and loss of some of the germ cells lining the seminiferous tubules.

At the end of the 12-month experiment, the slings were discarded and the men's sperm counts slowly climbed back up to their previously normal levels within an average of 157 days.

These experiments show the fertility dangers of wearing tight, polyester bikini-style briefs or athletic supports for prolonged periods of time.

As there may be a link between overheated testes, testicular degeneration and the eventual development of testicular cancer (as has been noted in undescended testicles), it might be sensible for all males to wear loose, boxer style underpants made from 100 per cent cotton rather then bikini-style briefs made from artificial fibres
 

derringer57

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Lol no offense, but this is bullshit.

A study is not acceptable in the scientific community unless there are at least 100 testers. This had 33, it seems. 11 in each category. With less than 50% of the most affected group having any affect. 4 People.

I just think a bigger study is needed, to change my view.
 

redShift

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I agree it is speculative, at best, stephin. I can see how wearing restrictive underwear might have very slight negative effects on testicle health, but an electrostatic potential generated across the testicles? Come on... ?:(

I'd love to see the ammeter they use for that one.
 
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Uh...this doesn't even have anything to DO with the ROP. This test is static electricity. The ROP is not.
 

belowav

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9cyclops9 said:
Uh...this doesn't even have anything to DO with the ROP. This test is static electricity. The ROP is not.
Why not? static electricity is electricity but in a static state,(not moving, much) and the rop clams to produce an electric current .7 to .8 volts (its moving) . If the study is correct (not saying it is) then maybe putting an electric field around your package may not be a wise idea weather it be from polyester underware or a battery device such as the ROP. I just thought it was interesting, thats all.
 
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