Myth busting the Mountain Dew Mystery
Investigating the Middle School Rumor that Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count - VICE
Pay the extra money! I always love a good urban legend. I once got a co-worker to believe coffee shrank his penis. All I needed to do was use a bunch of big words in a meaningful way. It also helps being a paramedic, as people tend to take your medically protestations more seriously and you have a bigger store of medical terms on hand. It provides quite a bit of fun, I can tell you.
Investigating the Middle School Rumor that Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count
Sperm is a reproductive cell found in semen, a fluid that males produce and release during sexual relations. Sperm cells play a vital role in pregnancy. Some men experience infertility because of a low sperm count. Motility, however, slows down when a male consumes too much caffeine, typically after four cups of coffee a day.
A shocking bit of misinformation has captured the hearts and minds of high school and college students of late — the notion that the popular caffeinated soft drink Mountain Dew can be used as a contraceptive. If Internet chatter is any indication, it is widely believed among people that drinking Mountain Dew "kills sperm cells" or, at minimum, drastically lowers a male's sperm count. There are some who fear it may cause impotency, while others seem to view it as a cheap and easy method of birth control. He likens it people believing Elvis is still alive and claiming to have bumped into him in a convenience store — i.