Ever sat on the couch with a laptop on your legs for a long period of time, only to have to move it because things got a little too heated, literally? According to Dr. Andreas Arnold and Dr. Peter Itin from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland you could be at risk for Toasted Skin Syndrome (TSS) -- permanent spots, burns, and rash-like markings and inflammation from laptop overuse. Ouch!
And a warning for your guy: Some fertility experts believe that the heat from a laptop and consequently the increase in scrotal temperature could actually decrease sperm production in men. A 2010 study at the State University of New York at Stony Brook found that males who placed laptops on their laps for 60 minutes or more experienced an average increase in temperature of about 5 degrees, which is enough to affect the healthy production of sperm.
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