Male sperm count decreases with 60 percent since 1973: a reproductive crisis is looming


Male sperm count has decreased with 60 percent since 1973. If this trend continues (it is decreasing by ~1.25 percent per year) we will hit the zero mark in 2045. The stated causes are chemicals found in plastics, shampoo, electronics, dust and adhesives (+ radiation from devices although it's not mentioned in the article). It affects our hormonal balance which in turn greatly affects fertility

Other effects are shrinking penis sizes, a loss of female fertility and the loss of sexual appetite amongst females

Men's penis size and women's sexual desires are shrinking due to environmental pollution

A study conducted by Dr. Shanna Swan reveals that toxicants present in the environment have been adversely affecting human beings’ ability to reproduce.

Dr. Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at Icahn School of Medicine in New York, in her latest book "Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race," revealed that drastic increase in the environmental pollution is causing a drop in humans’ fertility rates. She uses her research to explain how the phenomenon has also caused a shrinkage in penis sizes and women's sexual desires.

According to Dr. Swan’s research, invisible chemicals present in dust, plastics, and adhesives are dangerously responsible for disrupting human beings’ hormone balance. It is causing a drop in sperm counts, plummeting reproductive ability in grownups, children, and babies to be born, and also smaller penises.

The sperm counts have dropped almost 60% since 1973 or at an average of 1.25% drop per year, her research explains.

"If you look at the curve on sperm count and project it forward — which is always risky — it reaches zero in 2045," Swan told Axios. "That's a little concerning, to say the least," she added.

Dr. Swan found that the responsible pollutants called the Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can be found in items that we use in our day-to-day life. Household products such as cleaning products, electronics, plastic containers, shampoos, and skincare products contain these disruptive chemicals. The PFAS found in these items do not degrade and have the ability to build up in one’s body and persist over time causing harms that can be irreparable.

"Scientists have found these substances in the blood of nearly all the people they tested in the US," The Guardian stated. "It is virtually present in the bodies of every human. It’s found in fish deep in the sea, and birds flying high in the sky," the outlet reported.

This pollution is not just limited to affect men’s sperm counts and penis sizes, women’s sexual desires are also deeply impacted by this phenomenon, Dr. Swan explains in the book. She points out research conducted on workers in China which revealed the presence of higher levels of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in their blood which will more likely result in sexual problems, including reduced desire.

The pollution is also causing a significant drop in fertility rates, Dr. Swan writes.

"In some parts of the world, the average twentysomething woman today is less fertile than her grandmother was at 35," she said.

In order to curb the effects of these pollutants on human beings, Dr. Swan urges people to reduce the usage of plastics and switch to organic products. Avoiding packaged food and buying antibiotic-free meat and eating home-cooked food can reduce chemical exposure, she says. Using homemade cleaning products can make a big difference to help bring down the level of these harmful chemicals from our environment.

The FDA has not yet set a ban or restriction on the use of phthalates in food and cosmetic plants. So, Dr. Swan says it is up to the consumers to choose what is right for them.

"What we really need is for the chemical industry to adopt its own version of the Hippocratic oath - 'first, do no harm,'" Swan writes.

Swan also hopes the governmental agencies to consider the exposure as a crisis to human existence and take necessary actions to save the planet from possible extinction.

"The current state of reproductive affairs can’t continue much longer without threatening human survival. It’s a global existential crisis," she says.
 

DanielH

Ostrich
Orthodox
The continuing usage of plastics is one of the wildest real conspiracy theories. Almost 100% of the food and drink we consume comes into contact with plastic. And then when we shower we rub our scalps and bodies with petroleum based detergents, which inevitably come into contact with our mucous membranes and enter our bloodstream. Then you have them putting fluoride in the water supply - confirmed to lower IQ, on top of women expelling their birth control, plan B, and antidepressants into the water supply. This is an almost unfathomably toxic society. And now they want to inject you with aluminum, formaldehyde, neomycin, preservatives, and hexane, a petroleum product used in gasoline and cooking oils, to keep you from maybe getting the flu.

In order to live in the beast system you will have to agree to sterilize yourself.

Edit: Just decided to look into the ingredients of the flu vaccine, which I've gotten annually in order to maintain my job. If I didn't get the shot I would have to repay a $28,000 grant.
  • Formaldehyde
  • Aluminum
  • Mercury
  • Antibiotics
  • Egg protein
  • Viruses
Welp. I think I'll just say I'm allergic to mercury, formaldehyde, hexane, and polyethylene in my bloodstream, and that should exempt me from every vaccine.
 
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DanielH

Ostrich
Orthodox
Was unaware. What kind of soap do you suggest?
From early January to mid march I didn't use any soaps on my body except to wash my hands. My hair did not get greasy after the first 2 weeks but I have always had a dry scalp and that got worse so I've admittedly gone back to head and shoulders. I'll have to find an alternative. If you don't have a dry scalp you won't need anything in my opinion. In the two months without using soaps/detergents my wife didn't notice until I told her. I just scrub with a washcloth. The soap industry is a complete scam.

For deodorant I use baking soda- apply around a teaspoon after showering. Works better than store bought deodorants but obviously doesn't work as an antiperspirant. Your armpits won't smell like anything.
 

Meraki

Sparrow
Other than using glass for eating or storing drinks.... is there any better option for packaging things than plastic? Such a useful invention, simple, convenient, allows for so many products across the world, and as such, without it, nearly every industry would be affected. Yet, it’s the source of major pollution not just in the ocean but also our own bodies.

In the long term, life will find a way. But, with a population in the billions, limiting plastic (without innovating or finding a better solution) is going to be an extreme challenge.
 

DanielH

Ostrich
Orthodox
Other than using glass for eating or storing drinks.... is there any better option for packaging things than plastic? Such a useful invention, simple, convenient, allows for so many products across the world, and as such, without it, nearly every industry would be affected. Yet, it’s the source of major pollution not just in the ocean but also our own bodies.

In the long term, life will find a way. But, with a population in the billions, limiting plastic (without innovating or finding a better solution) is going to be an extreme challenge.
It could be done if we reused glass and had our own gardens. Think of how many beer bottles and pasta jars you've discarded over the years. We won't be able to maintain our lifestyles, but with plastic we won't be able to maintain our very lives.
 

MtnMan

Kingfisher
I also wonder what effect the constant masturbation that a lot of men engage in has on sperm count.

Also, men have been feminized through media, culture, school etc, and I think epigenetics has a place here. I can see testosterone decreasing because of the state of mind men are raised to have now. I know that my T levels feel much higher after spending a bunch of time doing traditional manly things.
 

Meraki

Sparrow
It could be done if we reused glass and had our own gardens. Think of how many beer bottles and pasta jars you've discarded over the years. We won't be able to maintain our lifestyles, but with plastic we won't be able to maintain our very lives.
I tend to save any glass that gets delivered to me, or give it to people that could use it.

City living, land ownership, and crowded, low-income areas especially in poor countries simply can not grow their own food. The land sucks & the water will kill you. Not everyone can have a garden, or chickens, or cook or whatever, let alone know how to do that stuff. Such is the state of the world, so far removed from necessity.

And if there isn’t huge swaths of people willing & able to allot the majority of their income for discretionary spending, many small scale producers (think restaurants, beverage delivery, chips, etc) would be permanently unemployed.

Plastic is a huge conundrum. I don’t know where to begin other than to limit use. Heck, I’m about to eat dinner delivered in a plastic container. I’ll reuse the container for several months to store things in, that might help the earth, but could hurt the sperm count.
 

Againstallodds

Robin
Orthodox
You have to remember these kids are also on so many drugs. Many are on anti-depressant and ADD meds those will kill your ability to maintain an erection and will cause long term damage. Then you have the most sinister medication ever invented: 5AR Inhibitors like finasteride (propecia) which is pretty much male castration in a pill and it is heavily pushed on teenagers now. Check out companies like HIM and the evil they do. Taking those pills is a hell I wouldnt wish on any male.

Those are the obvious ones but then if you can make a case more broader medications like antibiotic as there are bacteria strains involved in sexual health which could be wiped out...

Drug use is rampant just like Roosh predicted years back when he said the future male will be on steroids to compete in the dating market. That now has become true with every 15 years old ordering SARMS online and those are actually anti-androgens in the mechanism they work. That's not all thought as these kids are on hair loss, attention deficit and mood elevating pills as well.
 

wannable alpha

Woodpecker
John Oliver's latest episode was on plastics. He explains how it is the plastics industry to blame for lack of recycling. The fact is that most of the plastic cannot be recycled because the economics and infrastructure don't support it. But the plastics industry has been successful in blaming the masses for not "doing their bit for the environment".


About not using plastics on a personal level. This would mean eating only at home and that too making food from scratch as much as possible. Obviously more healthy and wallet friendly as well but needs more time and takes away a good amount of variety. You can make ice cream, butter, buttermilk, yogurt easily although cheese would require more effort and patience.

Raising meat would not be possible for city and apartment dwellers unless someone wants to eat bugs :p and builds a bug farm in the living room.

Eating out should only be in proper dine in restaurants and not in fast food joints since the latter use plastic plates and forks etc.

Herbal and paraben free alternatives for soap and shampoo are available but they come wrapped in plastic. Maybe use a washcloth for scrubbing and use soap on alternate days. Almost no makeup for ladies:cool:. Actually good for the skin but try convincing women to give up lipstick!

No new clothes unless there are holes in your existing ones. Textiles are also a major source of water and soil pollution.

No new gadgets unless the existing ones breakdown beyond repair and the parts are just not available. Again very hard in this disposable age where people change their phones every 2-3 years.

In short, one would have to live like a miser and no-fun guy to avoid plastic completely whether he does it for personal health reasons or for the environment.
 

MKE-Ed

Woodpecker
You have to remember these kids are also on so many drugs. Many are on anti-depressant and ADD meds those will kill your ability to maintain an erection and will cause long term damage. Then you have the most sinister medication ever invented: 5AR Inhibitors like finasteride (propecia) which is pretty much male castration in a pill and it is heavily pushed on teenagers now. Check out companies like HIM and the evil they do. Taking those pills is a hell I wouldnt wish on any male.

Those are the obvious ones but then if you can make a case more broader medications like antibiotic as there are bacteria strains involved in sexual health which could be wiped out...

Drug use is rampant just like Roosh predicted years back when he said the future male will be on steroids to compete in the dating market. That now has become true with every 15 years old ordering SARMS online and those are actually anti-androgens in the mechanism they work. That's not all thought as these kids are on hair loss, attention deficit and mood elevating pills as well.
Today’s generation of guys that are in their early to mid 20s are experiencing male pattern baldness in really high numbers compared to guys from that age group twenty years ago. I see this a lot and one thing that has changed is that a lot of these guys are on various anti depressants and meds for so called behavioral issues. I believe these meds are contributing to the early onslaught of male pattern baldness.
 

Blade Runner

Ostrich
Orthodox
More doom and gloom and for no good reason, as I've said for years.

The average person for 40 years has been lower and lower quality. There is not one aspect of life in which you can show me a trait that on average, has improved. This is a pure numbers play and degeneracy/technology, which go hand and hand.

It always corrects.

By the way, who cares about sperm count if you can't have sex with women who want to procreate when they actually should be?
 

paninaro

Pelican
The average person for 40 years has been lower and lower quality. There is not one aspect of life in which you can show me a trait that on average, has improved. This is a pure numbers play and degeneracy/technology, which go hand and hand.

What about average life expectancy? For example in the US it was 69.77 years in 1960 and it has risen steadily to 78.54 years currently.
 
This is like death by a thousand cuts. Everything from the diet, to how often a man has to make decisions, or take risk, and how often he exerts himself physically.

For example. Automatic doors, escalators, automatic windows, automatic transmission, lighter versions of everything (due to plastic), make the average exertion for things MUCH easier. Also how much more sedentary are we, even when we "work", staring at a retarded screen.

Also we take less risk and make fewer decisions. Technology has taken all of the "manliness" out of driving, where you had to look at a map, figure something out then MAKE A DECISION on how you were going to get there. Also when you got lost, you had to deal with the consequences of said action.

Also look at how patriarchal institutions have been destroyed. A group of young men in an eagle scout troop doing their thing will have a lot more T than a mixed sex group of whatever the hell it is now. Same thing for the military and the workplace on every level. Having a female boss or female coworking doing the exact same shit as you is frankly emasculating.

I do agree that plastics and diet are perhaps the major component, but we need to also look at our lives and what we are doing to make it more difficult, arduous, risky, confrontational, and exertive.
 
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