Does cannabis lower your sperm count?

I came across an article online the other day that said using cannabis may “reduce its sperm numbers.”

This led me to want to find out more about whether this could be true.

As a guy, having a lower sperm count can lead to a variety of problems such as erectile dysfunction and pain in the groin area.

It is just something that we should avoid at all costs.

So, I decided to dig deeper into this topic and share my results about this statement.

Let’s get into it!

Cannabis Use And Sperm Fertility

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According to this article on “How Does Marijuana Affect Male Fertility,” it says:

“Studies have shown that sperm have cannabinoid receptors on them, which suggests that cannabis can disrupt sperm function. Additionally, studies have shown a high correlation of men using marijuana who have reduced sperm counts and concentration.”

Now, this can be concerning for those who use cannabis daily.

What if you want to have kids in the future? What if you want a higher sex drive for your intimate life?

Case Study on Cannabis and Sperm Count

I decided to ask a cannabis Facebook group whether they have experienced a sperm reduction through using marijuana.

Here is what I found (names have been blurred out for privacy reasons). 

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62% of the poll did not think that sperm count will be reduced through using cannabis. 

28.5% of the poll felt that this was not important. They couldn’t care less if sperm count is reduced, especially since the world already has way too many people.

One person even commented that he has twins. He’s been smoking 8th of an oz every single day since he was 14 years old! In his case, I would say that smoking cannabis has helped him if anything.

Another user felt that there would be a higher chance of sperm overproduction, due to a healthy endocannabinoid system and general homeostasis. He is also a father of 4 children!

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While this was a small sample size, it still showed how people viewed this topic.

Even if cannabis does reduce sperm count, it is not drastic enough to cause any major problems. 

What Will Lower Sperm Count?

So what lowers your sperm count?

Well, here are some of the causes:

  • Using too many drugs
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Stress
  • Depression

Final Thoughts on Cannabis and Sperm Count

If you have been worried that you will be less fertile from using cannabis, it is time to stop worrying too much.

We have way too many other stresses in life to be worried about whether smoking weed will cause sperm reduction. 

So while some studies have shown that cannabis can reduce sperm count, it may not be a huge decrease to see a difference in terms of having kids.

However, if you are concerned about this topic, it is always a good idea to seek the help of a medical professional. 

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