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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: sex drive/fertility


 Dany16 - Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:10 pm

I am a 30 year old male and am going to the antactic for 5 months spanning late october to early march. Does the antarctic temperature/climate/environment result in infertility or loss of sex drive or erectile dysfunction.
 dlugose - Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:07 pm

It would not make any sense for there to be a direct connection between the climate at Antarctica, and impotence. Your body core temperature and clothing should protect all except exposed parts like your face during the conditions you can expect.

However, prolonged lack of sex can diminish the amount of fluid the prostate is making, decreasing the amount of ejaculate. This can be avoided by masturbation occasionally. Also consider the psychological conditions of wintering over and the amount of socialization etc. you can expect, and ask whether there is a high incidence of psychological effects. In Scandinavia long winters are associated with higher rates of depression and suicide. If you consider yourself to have a hardy personality that can deal with unusual conditions and limited choices of who to socialize with then it is perhaps safe to guess that conditions there will not affect your sex drive in the long run.

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