Determining the sperm quality can be done through three parameters. The first and most important one is the number of sperm in around two cubic centimeters of sperm. There are usually around 35 million sperms in this amount of sperm. If the number is 50% lower, it can cause a lot of problems in male fertility. The second parameter is the mobility of those sperms. Even if someone has 35 million sperms it doesn’t mean that they are healthy. They can be exposed to mechanical damages, abnormal heat or other risk factors that can cause damage. Sperms can be damages while they are in the testicles but they can also be damages while they are on their way from the testicles to the glans penis. If more than half of the sperms are mobile this means that the man is perfectly fertile. This amount of sperms is more than enough for successful conception. The third parameter is used to test and determine the shape of the sperms. Sperms have standard form that allows them to easily fertilize eggs. According to some experts if there are around 15% of sperms with standard shape than the conception should be successful. These numbers are slowly decreasing in the recent years.
There are few ways that can help men keep their sperm healthy. For example, wearing proper underwear is very important. By proper we mean underwear that is not very tight and preferably made of natural materials especially if the weather is hot. Wearing synthetic underwear in hot places can have negative impact on the development of new sperms and the health of the ones that we already have. Try to wear clothes that allow as much air flow as possible. Even in places where it is cold try to wear the minimal amount of clothes. Boxer shorts are probably the best choice for men.
Things such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs have strong influence on the quality of sperm. Besides that they are bad for your overall health and your sex life too (they often cause decrease in sexual desire, erectile dysfunctions etc.). These substances can lower the number of sperms.
Sperm is collected in the testicles and if you don’t have sexual intercourse for a longer period, the sperm is excreted on its own mostly during the night when you are asleep. This is a completely natural way of our body to get rid of the excessive amount of sperm. Of course, it is always better to help our body by having sex or with masturbation because we speed up the process of secretion of “stagnant” seminal fluid. Keep in mind that abnormally frequent masturbation or sex can also affect the development of sperm quality in a negative way. Secretion of sperm once a day is an optimal frequency.
As we have mentioned before a good diet can keep your sperm healthy. A good diet that is consumed regularly will definitely boost your sperm quality.