Question: I have heard from
a few people that when a man masturbates a lot it will cause his sperm
to perform poorly when the time comes to try to have a baby and can
take up to 5 years for the sperm to right itself. I have looked for
this info on line and i have not seen this anywhere. Is this true?
Answer: Dear Nathan,
Masturbation will not affect the
sperm count or quality in the long term when trying to have a baby.
When trying to get pregnant, masturbation
should not be practiced around the time of the wife's fertile period.
Theoretically, this can decrease the sperm reserve in an individual
with a low or low-normal count and thus reduce semen quality at the
time that the highest quality is needed - when the wife is ovulating.