A 33-year-old member asked:
Please help docs! is nylon fabric similar to polyester in that it also reduces sperm count?
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Yes,...: Nylon ; poluester fabric are all made of oil, carrying strong electrostatic potential. Studies on their affecting sperm production in animals (dogs) ; humans showed significant negative impact on sperm production, but the # of study subjects was low. With all available information with no 100% certainty, i would recommend not wearing nylon/polyester fabric clothes if low sperm/infertility is conce.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2014
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