If you’re like me, you want to take care of your little swimmers right? Sperm cells are the key to new life, so unless you don’t want children for whatever reason, it pays to look after them. It appears that smoking cannabis isn’t just bad for your lungs, brain and body odour, it’s also pretty bad for you sperm too!
A study conducted at the University of Sheffield found that young men who used cannabis may be reducing their fertility because of changes in sperm shape and size following cannabis use. This was the world’s largest study on this subject matter, it found that sperm size and shape was worse in summer months, but better after 6 days of abstinence from sexual activity. So it isn’t all on cannabis use, but there appears to be a significant relationship in reduced sperm counts (less than 4%), smaller sperm cells and shape if the adult had smoked cannabis within the 3 month period prior to producing the sperm sample.
It is of course nobodies business but yours what you do in your private life, but I never have, and NEVER will be smoking cannabis…it just isn’t worth the risk!
ScienceDaily, (2014). Sperm size, shape in young men affected by cannabis use. Retrieved 5th June, 2014, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140604202946.htm