Size Does Matter….

Men’s obsession with size in their nether region may be justified after all. New research indicates size — of a sort — does matter when it comes to male fertility.

It turns out it’s not penis size that’s significant, but the length as measured from the anus to underneath the scrotum, known as anogenital distance, or AGD, according to research published this month in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. (More on Is Coverage of Infertility Treatment an Essential Benefit?)

Fertility testing is nothing if not invasive, but the research, from the University of Rochester Medical Center, means that the latest tool in the fertility arsenal might soon be a lowly tape measure.

AGD is associated with semen volume and sperm count, according to study author Shanna Swan, a reproductive epidemiologist and professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester.

The median AGD length is about 2 inches; men with a shorter measurement stand a seven-times greater risk of having fertility problems as opposed to men with a longer AGD. They are more likely to be sub-fertile, which generally indicates a sperm count of less than 20 million per milliliter. Men with sperm counts in this range are only half as likely to succeed in getting a partner pregnant as men with more typical sperm counts in the range of 50 to 60 million sperm per milliliter. (More on Sperm on Steroids: 6 Inches Long and Raring to Fertilize)  deets here

The researchers, measured the AGDs of 126 college students. Damn what a hot study…

Since i am sure you are dying to know, i pulled out my John Holmes ruler and great news, i am as fertile as Daddy (and i dont mean DILF) Jim Bob Duggar….But kids? Hellz to the no!

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