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I know this may sound silly but I am constantly using my notebook computer while sitting on a recliner or couch and thus it rests on my lap. Is there any cause for concern regarding sterility? Thanks in advance!
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Answer:
Not a silly question - the testicles hang where they do so that they are at a lower temperature than the rest of the body (otherwise fertility is impaired: men who have some trouble in that direction are therefore advised to wear boxer shorts instead of Jockey-type underwear). However, while a PIII 650 MHz laptop processor can run very hot indeed, the heat will make you move the laptop onto the table well before the transient effects of such a local warmth could become permanent...
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