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Does masterbating reduce your sperm count?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It only temporarily: Drops and then goes back up because the body keeps creating new sperm.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I am masterbating so my sperm count gets reduce?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Varies: There are some men with sperm counts that do not change with even frequent masturbation. What does change is the volume of the ejaculate but the concentration per cc of you ejaculate doesn't change much.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If i masterbate to much will sperm count go down?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Short term only: Very frequent ejaculation may lower the sperm count for the next couple days, whether it is from intercourse or masturbation. Sometimes it has no effect. Regardless, it will not have any lasting effect on the count. Sperm is continually being produced.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How would it be possible to reduce sperm count?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Varies: Sperm count is decreased with more frequent ejaculations and also increase in scrotal temperatures such as sitting in a hot jacuzzi, hot sauna, and hot steam bath.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How to reduce sperm count?

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Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
Vasectomy: Not sure I understand the question. Reduced sperm count usually comes from illness and I can't recommend that. Surgeries to reduce sperm: Vasectomy (permanent) Testosterone will make you sterile (temporarily). Prevent pregnancy: Condom. Some new meds are coming that will cause temporary low counts, but they are not approved yet.

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