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Do Nerds Have Better Sperm?

samzenpus posted about 6 years ago | from the better-how dept.

Science 178

mcgrew writes "The question of how we loveless nerds managed to not be bred out of the species genome may have been answered. According to New Scientist, we have better sperm. According to the article, men who scored high on a battery of intelligence tests boasted high counts of healthy sperm, while low scorers tended to have fewer and more sickly little guys. ... Though the connections between brains and sperm were 'not awesome, they're there and highly significant.' All things held equal, good sperm and good brains go together." Don't start gloating yet. Another recent study found that the gene that makes you good at Halo also makes you a premature ejaculator. A study of 200 Dutch men found that those with a premature ejaculation problem all had a version of a gene that controls the release of serotonin. These men seem to "have very quick reflexes. They may be excellent at playing tennis or computer games." Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.

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Up next... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372263)

The taste test!

Re:Up next... (2, Funny)

winkydink (650484) | about 6 years ago | (#25372313)

Be sure and write back to let us know how it tasted.

Re:Up next... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372737)

little bit fishy to be honest....

Re:Up next... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25373681)

Usually pretty good... but people aren't all the same in that regard though. Some psych meds can make it taste really bitter.

Adding cranberry juice to the diet seems to increase fluid produced. Get the full strength juice with no corn syrup, then dilute it to taste with apple juice (check labels to make sure it isn't from China).
Avocados seem to help make things more creamy. Get sunshine and exercise. Keep your weight fairly close to normal. Eat a varied diet. Some fats in moderation do help as there are precursor compounds involved. Get regular deep sleep at night (much hormone production goes on then).

Try a little prostate massage during sex (even if alone).
Males may actually absorb hormones from taking releases of other males near the prostate and get a boost in libido (sort of an afterglow effect) for days afterwards. That's not an available/attractive option for some obviously, but those into it tend to really enjoy it. Use due caution when picking partners for that sort of thing. Some bi males do better at home with a buddy on the side too. Between the stress relief and hormone boost, it can work wonders.

Useless (5, Funny)

NuclearError (1256172) | about 6 years ago | (#25372269)

What good is this if nerds never get a chance to use sperm?

Re:Useless (1)

zzsmirkzz (974536) | about 6 years ago | (#25372321)

I guess that's why geeks outnumber nerds 2-to-1 and dorks 4-to-1. :)

Re:Useless (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372481)

Nerds use sperm all the time. It's where they use the sperm that is the problem. Although given they have more, healthier sperm, perhaps that explains how they manage to reproduce. Their sperm simply survive longer "in the wild" and when the next hapless female uses the bathroom...

Re:Useless (1)

lorenzino (1130749) | about 6 years ago | (#25374097)

Isn't that how Jesus was born ?

No. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374525)

It was written, explicitly, that he was born into a virgin. To relate this by alien autopsy measure, he was an implant! The beast puts the implant in the hand(nazis) and forehead(hindis and sauron budhists), while God sneaks up on you when you are married and perhaps asleep and sticks it in your womb -- gayyyrrrreeattt! Except rather than letting your husband beat you to death in accusations of sexual immorality, Anglos appear out of nowhere to reason why you should not abort the phoetus, and while three saxony-Fifth Avenue-macemen law merchants arrive at the Holiday Inn garage to give you some gifts of U.S. Government bonds, Woodford Reserve, Goji Berries, and about 10 pounds in Amero bank notes that obviously have no value.

Re:No. (1)

renegadesx (977007) | about 6 years ago | (#25374905)

And Joseph said unto Mary "Now that I think about it, you have been hanging around the Nazarath Football Club alot latley."

Re:Useless (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25375275)

Jesus himself never claimed to have been a case of immaculate conception.

Re:Useless (1)

MrMr (219533) | about 6 years ago | (#25372585)

Probably the reason why it's of better quality (mediaeval folklore has it that monks were efficient breeders...).

Re:Useless (1)

Fred_A (10934) | about 6 years ago | (#25373007)

Not to mention that a number of nerds don't *have* sperm because their ovaries don't produce any.

I'm a double hermaphrodite. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374721)

Somewhat of a blend between masculine and feminine body build, yet that all is determined how I shave or grow my hair. I don't use any "make-up" and never had any bouts with the puberties that other one-gender people have fought with. My voice is neither masculine or feminine, which makes it easier to pronounce words without problem, etc.

Now, in terms of gender physiology that is odd and explainable:
I have a penis and under-developed testes, just off from a clitoris and vagina leading to a womb with fertile ovaries. This is a verry rare condition, where there are in-fact women born with two wombs, and men born with two or more testicles and pens. I am lucky however, because my testicles are inactive -- if they were, the chemical imbalance would have seriously hurt my young development. So to this day, I meditate and focus my mind, anticipating when if my testicles descend and become active in parallel with my ovaries and womb.

The doctors said that I have stunted gondads/male-testes that will only be fertile if corrective surgery allowed them to descend out of my body cavity. They are currently lodged in the walls of my vagina.

Don't laugh that I was born a woman first, because some people that have these extra organs may have had an incomplete twin attached to them. I was evaluated and found not to have overtaken a twin -- I'm a double hermaphrodite. I don't buy a Mac and Turtle-neck shirt, I don't watch Furry movies, and don't like your jests. I am lucky to be alive.

Re:Useless (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25375637)

Pointless observation. There's no need to point out that there are female nerds. We know this. The article is obviously about male nerds since it's about sperm.

Re:Useless (1)

Ogive17 (691899) | about 6 years ago | (#25373049)

Well that's the point. The few times nerds do score the chance of fertilization is much higher.

Re:Useless (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 6 years ago | (#25375963)

Mac fan boys can use it to get a matte finish on their new Macbook [slashdot.org] displays.

Get out (1)

omfglearntoplay (1163771) | about 6 years ago | (#25372289)

Those are some funny statistics. Let's not forget that you might be smart, have a gene that gives quick response times (reflexes is popularly used incorrectly... that's only for stuff like how fast you blink when you are poked in the eye), and be good at a game much better than Halo. Let's go with Team Fortress 2, despite it not being the most "competitive" RTS around, it's still the most fun for 99% of players... human or not.

Re:Get out (1)

natedubbya (645990) | about 6 years ago | (#25372679)

You must have really really good sperm.

Re:Get out (2, Insightful)

DanTheStone (1212500) | about 6 years ago | (#25372899)

Team Fortress 2? An RTS? I'm guessing you mean FPS. Real-Time Strategy games don't tend to require lightening-fast "reflexes", at least for the skill levels of those 99% of players.

Re:Get out (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374055)

Played Starcraft lately? :-)

Re:Get out (1)

sexconker (1179573) | about 6 years ago | (#25375491)

Oh please, those losers use more exploits than they do strategy, and the "APM" (actions per minute) bullshit is pointless.

StarCraft is strategically a simple game, especially when you factor in the unit caps.
The interface is the main obstacle.

I don't mind people in Korea playing the game and ignoring all other games (for an entire decade) that have done new things and improved the interface..
I don't mind people in Korea getting attention for playing the game.

I DO mind the fact that people in Korea have been bitching and moaning non stop since StarCraft II was announced.
They don't like any of the changes, and they're holding back the game as a result.

Blizzard is even hacking away at their new engine to make sure some of th eold exploits still work (such as mutalisk stacking).

Whawhawhat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372329)

... while low scorers tended to have fewer and more sickly little guys

When I first read that, did anyone else read

... while low scorers tended to have fewer and more sticky little guys

Re:Whawhawhat? (1)

silent_artichoke (973182) | about 6 years ago | (#25372983)

I don't know. When did you first read that?

Sounds like darwin... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372339)

Was right, Survival of the fittest. The Low IQers get low sperm, and we got more :D

Further testing is required (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372379)

The only thing conclusively proven is nerd sperm makes a great palm moisturizer.

It brings to mind... (5, Interesting)

tragedy in chaos (1382095) | about 6 years ago | (#25372389)

The movie "Idiocracy". Admittedly it's not exactly like the movie, however I can see this as going in a much similar fashion (It does explain the current state of things a bit).

It's Natural Selection at it's finest.

The women, while trying to subconsciously pick the best mate, inadvertently shoot themselves in the foot, as Mr. Cage Fighter is packing sickly soldiers, with a mission to degrade the gene pool.

Meanwhile Mr. Physicist is in possession of a load that may one day help save humanity. But alas, it may never be used...

Oh, Irony.

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

Culture20 (968837) | about 6 years ago | (#25372845)

From a Natural Selection standpoint, I wonder if this means stupid humans were not common until we started farming. If smart guys with better reflexes tend to have healthier sperm and ejaculate sooner, you'd think that their brood would outpace the stupid brood (until the smart ones started farming, and using[paying] the stupid ones for farm labor).

Fellow nerds, we need to get back to basics. Anyone know how to start a fire?

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

Anarke_Incarnate (733529) | about 6 years ago | (#25373005)

I have to level my camping skill first

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

tenton (181778) | about 6 years ago | (#25373279)

Anyone know how to start a fire?

Move to Southern California and wait for the Santa Ana winds.

(I smell smoke outside)

The Lake Forest cities too. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374413)

I smell smoke, every once in an hour there might be somthing that comes to the ground that looks like a scratch of ash, and the wind has stopped. Yesterday, there were no less than 10 hours of 50 mph wind. How are the cholos doing over in Santy Annie?

Re:It brings to mind... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25376867)

Natural selection was dealt its deathblow by welfare, not by farming. We live in a society where nobody is allowed to fail and everybody is allowed to reproduce, no matter how stupid or lazy they are. So you get more and more lazy stupid people with each generation. How the hell do you think Obama plans on being elected? Certainly not by people who can think!

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

sick197666 (974586) | about 6 years ago | (#25373625)

Or, nerdy girls (like me and the -only- one other girl that is a Computer Science major at my college) will only breed with nerdy boys with good sperm, while blonds will only breed with the body builders with crappy sperm. ... pause for evolution ... Eventually blonds & body builders die off from not being able to reproduce due to generations of crappy sperm, and the nerds are left over to take over the world. The only thing standing in the way of world domination is premature ejaculation.

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

kahizonaki (1226692) | about 6 years ago | (#25374421)

I dunno, it seems to me that a lot of the time the 'people in charge' are not necessarily the smartest of the bunch :P
If they were, oh what a different world it might be!
No, it's the 'dummy farmers' who we usually find in power--especially after the first generation...orz
any guesses as to why this is the case? :P

Re:It brings to mind... (1)

telbij (465356) | about 6 years ago | (#25376111)

Even if the physicist "saves" humanity 99 times out of 100, the other 1% of the time he destroys us all. I think the cage fighter is the lower risk investment.

Re:It brings to mind... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25376911)

Meanwhile Mr. Physicist is in possession of a load that may one day help save humanity. But alas, it may never be used...

This explains why we have such a good model of projectile motion.

grr (4, Funny)

Kingrames (858416) | about 6 years ago | (#25372393)

Okay seriously I read that as SPAM.

I'm all freaked out now. My freudian slips are working in reverse.

Re:grr (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372729)

Your sperm must be superb!

Re:grr (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25373081)

Weird, me too. Must be due to the fact that I don't take any Idle headlines seriously, and just assume the worst.

Re:grr (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25376289)

Okay seriously I read that as SPAM.

Yeah I read it as SPAM too!

Re:grr (1)

Phroggy (441) | about 6 years ago | (#25376925)

<aol>Me too.</aol>

Re:grr (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25376987)

heh, so did i...

And I thought ... (1)

Devir (671031) | about 6 years ago | (#25372397)

...that it was a bad thing that I sucked at Halo.

Re:And I thought ... (1)

Killer Orca (1373645) | about 6 years ago | (#25372535)

Yeah, try lording it over the 13-year-olds on XBL who kick your ass next time that they'll be pleasing the ladies too quick in the future

Now I have something to brag about (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | about 6 years ago | (#25372409)

.... I really suck at Halo!

Re:Now I have something to brag about (1)

Windows_NT (1353809) | about 6 years ago | (#25373857)

I might suck at halo, but I can program, and there is one fact for sure:
Im emailing this article to my girlfriend, and im getting laid tonight!

Re:Now I have something to brag about (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25377303)

what if im decent at halo?

like not great but i dont get last place?

two times... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372437)

...I've had sex two times. I have two kids. You tell me.

Re:two times... (1)

lorenzino (1130749) | about 6 years ago | (#25374147)

You Sir, never heard of protections.
Lord Gold One

Worthless study, won't change a thing (5, Funny)

Captain Spam (66120) | about 6 years ago | (#25372447)

All right, look, ladies. There's been studies showing that nerds are better lovers, care more about you, we're rich, and now we've got better sperm and will get you better kids, plus we're really interesting to boot. Now would somebody finally go out with me already, damnit?!?

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (5, Insightful)

gweihir (88907) | about 6 years ago | (#25372565)

If females were better at choosing, the human race would not be in the sorry state it is in....

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (3, Funny)

xstonedogx (814876) | about 6 years ago | (#25372859)

Hey! A woman choose me you insensitive clod!

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Funny)

nameendingwith (1272536) | about 6 years ago | (#25373335)

I can't tell with your spelling and all...Are you trying to refute what gweihir said or agree with him?

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25377419)

Well, there goes the part about intelligence.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (1)

Progman3K (515744) | about 6 years ago | (#25374049)

It's easy to glum but let me remind you; the dinosaurs had 150 million years to rule the planet and are now extinct.
Humans have been around for about 2 million and have already gone to the moon.
Granted things could be better, but don't give up just because things are a little grim now.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (1)

pla (258480) | about 6 years ago | (#25373033)

All right, look, ladies.

<Chirp chirp>
<Chirp chirp>
<Chirp chirp>

You don't really know your audience very well, do you?

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Insightful)

Atrox666 (957601) | about 6 years ago | (#25373649)

Nope the screwed up a**hole still gets the girl. These women cry on your shoulder and complain, about how bad they are treated but they'll still end up with the loser. It took me a while to figure this out. Women have their rules now I have the 3rd date rule, put out or get out. Chances are if she hasn't screwed you by then she's not that interested in you or she lacks any real sex drive. Either way I've got better things to do with my time. I think from an evolutionary stand point our species has traditionally rewarded and elevated the a**hole. This is why we are mostly a worthless species that is becoming more worthless by the day. Who's the richest most famous geek in the world? Gates the guy who invented basically nothing just ripped it all off. Who runs our countries, the best people we have to offer or a bunch of thieving parasites? Who runs our giant corporations the pillars of our community or money grubbing scum who maim and kill for the next quarter's numbers? None of this is new, our behaviors change our genetics just as our genetics change our behavior. Women are programmed to gold dig the best target. The women who historically didn't did not pass their genetics on to successful progeny. Trust me the women who get stuck on the screwed up men are just following their animal instincts honed over centuries. They should be avoided like the plague.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (1)

Eli Gottlieb (917758) | about 6 years ago | (#25375013)

You do realize that not all women are... how shall I put this subtly... white Americans?

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Insightful)

Fyz (581804) | about 6 years ago | (#25375419)

Wow dude, that's a pretty bleak outlook. Those who are chosen to reproduce from an evolutionary standpoint are those with the best ability to survive. And the reason why we geeks have brains that are like this is because being smart is an important fitness parameter.

Also, blaming it on evolution is only half the answer and a pretty weak one IMHO. Natural selection didn't create skyscrapers and sonnets, societies did.

Having value and being able to communicate that fact is what attract women. The assholes are good at communicating value. But those who are the happiest in their relationships are probably not the assholes. It's just the people who have become good at something and also good at communicating it.

If you have had many failed relationships, and find yourself frustrated over the fact that they never seem to pan out, maybe it's time to look if you're doing it wrong from a strategic perspective.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Insightful)

telbij (465356) | about 6 years ago | (#25376329)

First of all, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Girls do not prefer assholes, they just don't like sniveling self-loathing weaklings. Get some real self esteem and make something of yourself and the girls will come.

Something else I should point out too. A lot of "nerds" like to think they're smarter than other people and constantly set up all kinds of straw man logic in their head to maintain this illusion. It may take intelligence to be a good nerd, but it doesn't take a nerd to be intelligent. Basing your self-worth on your intelligence is a good way to come off as an asshole yourself as you subconsciously attempt to demonstrate it to everyone. The truly smart know how to use it to their advantage and don't care if anyone knows it.

As for world leadership, well, of course you are right there, but it can not be any different. Only the power hungry and greedy have the drive to get there, so it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (3, Funny)

norminator (784674) | about 6 years ago | (#25373927)

...plus we're really interesting to boot.

And that's where you lose them. Mad CLI skills and a working knowledge of BSD doesn't count as interesting to most of the ladies out there.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Funny)

Translation Error (1176675) | about 6 years ago | (#25374321)

Yeah! Who wouldn't want a prize catch like Hans Reiser?

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374757)

It's trivial for nearly anyone to get sex, and not too much harder to get an at least quasi-functional relationship. Where most guys go wrong is in being timid. This is fixable the same way as fear of heights: do the thing you're afraid of, repeatedly, until it doesn't scare you anymore.

Re:Worthless study, won't change a thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374783)

Except the kids we produce have a greater chance of having autism.

Spam! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372541)

Hehe, I first read "Do nerds have better spam?" and just had to see which spam could possibly be better.

Total BS! (4, Informative)

Nef (46782) | about 6 years ago | (#25372593)

While I usually refer to myself as a geek, rather than a nerd (geek = nerd + personality [IMHO]) this is one that hits home with me. I've been married 2 years now and been trying to conceive for 3+ with no luck. Testing has determined that I have an abnormally low count (healthy in all other respects) and no current cause has been identified.

So no, being a geek/nerd DOESN'T mean you have better sperm, you INSENSITIVE CLOD!

Re:Total BS! (1)

8282now (583198) | about 6 years ago | (#25372797)

Maybe it's time to turn in your geek/nerd card....

Should sperm count/ fertility be a part of the entrance exam for CS and other science degrees??

... just a thought....

 

While I usually refer to myself as a geek, rather than a nerd (geek = nerd + personality [IMHO]) this is one that hits home with me. I've been married 2 years now and been trying to conceive for 3+ with no luck. Testing has determined that I have an abnormally low count (healthy in all other respects) and no current cause has been identified.

So no, being a geek/nerd DOESN'T mean you have better sperm, you INSENSITIVE CLOD!

Re:Total BS! (1)

techess (1322623) | about 6 years ago | (#25372897)

My theory on the whole geek/nerd difference is that geeks shower.

Re:Total BS! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372985)

Dude, take off the cock-ring. That'll help the counts, and motility. I know it might leave you flaccid, looking at your fat overweight wife, but hey, it'll get 'er knocked up.

Re:Total BS! (1)

PachmanP (881352) | about 6 years ago | (#25373697)

Well see there's your problem! I tended to think the General Grand Unifying Geek Nerd Dork Theory (GGUGNDT) equation simplifies to geek = nerd - smarts. In which case you need to try and be more nerdy to increase your "abilities".

Re:Total BS! (1)

lorenzino (1130749) | about 6 years ago | (#25374197)

...and no current cause has been identified.

Sure thing, how about you finished most of it during school age ?
I didn't say with other people ..

Re:Total BS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374827)

Quite simple. Any real geek/nerd/hacker/whateveryouwanttocallus would realize that this is at best a statistical inclination. Turn your geek card in at the door.

Re:Total BS! (1)

Lord Kano (13027) | about 6 years ago | (#25376817)

I've been married 2 years now and been trying to conceive for 3+ with no luck.

No offense is intended, but maybe you're not as smart as you think you are.

Also, maybe it's her problem.

LK

oh god! (1)

Smoke2Joints (915787) | about 6 years ago | (#25372611)

discussion on this topic could fill a small plastic jar.

Definitions (4, Funny)

bobdotorg (598873) | about 6 years ago | (#25372831)

If by "better" you mean having a chance to enter a vagina, then... No.

of course! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25372841)

Condensated and concentrated over years without a proper release, its insemination powers know no bounds!

Of course they have better sperm (3, Informative)

dave562 (969951) | about 6 years ago | (#25372895)

They barely ever get to use it. They probably live longer too. The Taoists have a whole internal mind/body philosophy that involves holding onto the sperm and recycling the energy through the body to reach enlightenment.

Re:Of course they have better sperm (1)

johnlcallaway (165670) | about 6 years ago | (#25373255)

Now we need a the study that correlates healthy sperm with masturbation rates.

I'll bet the correlation is really masturbation rates, and geeks probably masturbate more than any other group.

Re:Of course they have better sperm (1)

PachmanP (881352) | about 6 years ago | (#25373743)

...and geeks probably masturbate more than any other group.

Except for lonely teenage girls(all of whom the documentarys seem to point out are over 18), right?

Re:Of course they have better sperm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374429)

I bet there's a lonely over-18 teenage girls have better sperm joke in there somewhere.

Re:Of course they have better sperm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374749)

Absolutely.

The human immune system sees sperm as alien bodies and dissolves them. So, err, cleaning the gun regularly is absolutely necessary to keep the quality up.

Re:Of course they have better sperm (1)

Jimmy King (828214) | about 6 years ago | (#25374983)

So what you're saying is that I need to find a Taoist chick and convince her that she needs to recycle my sperm's energy through her body.

Re:Of course they have better sperm (1)

dave562 (969951) | about 6 years ago | (#25375129)

Yup, pretty much. Or a chick into tantric yoga. Double cultivation is what you're looking for.

Common Misconception (5, Funny)

pete-classic (75983) | about 6 years ago | (#25373185)

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.

Actually, it means you aren't using enough lube.

-Peter

Evolution wins. (1)

SQLGuru (980662) | about 6 years ago | (#25373401)

Evolution to promote survivial of the "nerd race"....producing more sperm gives a higher chance of pregnancy from limited number of encounters. Jocks will take more encounters to impregnate a woman. Also, from the video's I've seen, premature ejaculation would seem to actually increase the chance of pregnancy.....when the woman reaches climax, the cervix dips into the pool of sperm that has been deposited (book link to keep it safe for work: http://books.google.com/books?id=GuFz4r64ETkC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=woman+orgasm+video+cervix&source=web&ots=icV2hCJ5fk&sig=Nml-3YZGpQ4PZwSDB_jqmZLbPXY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result#PPA74,M1 [google.com] )....so, if you deposit prior to her orgasm, the chance of the sperm being taken up goes up.....as opposed to when she orgasms first. So really, it's all showing the evolutionary traits that has led to the survival of the nerd race.

Layne

Re:Evolution wins. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25373865)

Actually, probably not...

The BBC posted a story (sorry, I do not have a link) a short while ago that Human Evolution has stopped. I propose that this is not true. I believe that Human Evolution is now reversing and we will once again be a society of monkeys in the trees.

While Geeks may have more, better sperm, we are simply being out-competed by the non-geek types:

The (non-geeks) breed more often (like fucking rabbits!) and are less likely to use birth control devices - they are much more likely to pop out sproggs in greater quantities. Add in to that mix the laws (like pedestrians have right of way) and agencies (like OSHA) designed to protect the ones that are in reality too stupid and should not live long enough to procreate. Medicine also plays it's part in keeping alive people who should have long since departed this world without the chance to contribute to the gene pool.

Geeks tend to breed less often (not by choice, mind you), and are generally much more careful to not produce offspring that they can ill-afford to take care of. Indeed, many geeks have made a choice to not procreate at all.

At the end of the day, it is the jocks and half-wits that will rule the world.

The human race is de-evolving... 'Tis sad, but true.

Re:Evolution wins. (1)

gujo-odori (473191) | about 6 years ago | (#25374105)

You're just working with too small a sample size. In most places in the world, it is the most successful males who get to breed most often and do in fact produce the most children. Often with multiple wives, in some societies (in those societies, the less successful are also more likely to never reproduce at all).

Now, if you restrict your argument to economically advanced countries, there may be something to it. Not only do they have lower birth rates in general, but there is a negative correlation between birthrate and educational level/income.

I'm doing my part - I have three kids - the rest of you geeks need to get with the program :)

Re:Evolution wins. (0)

Hatta (162192) | about 6 years ago | (#25373997)

Also, from the video's I've seen, premature ejaculation would seem to actually increase the chance of pregnancy.....when the woman reaches climax,

If you ejaculate prematurely, she's not going to climax.

to solve this question... (-1, Troll)

Harin_Teb (1005123) | about 6 years ago | (#25373439)

I propose a taste test.

I will provide the materials... but I will need several female volunteers between the ages of 18 and 25.

Confucius say (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | about 6 years ago | (#25373449)

Confucius say "Geeks have better sperm, and hourly samples to prove it."

Does taste pretty good (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25373751)

as long as the nerd gets at least an hour in the pasture every day.

Tank is on "E" (1)

Hellpop (451893) | about 6 years ago | (#25373887)

Actually, the more you empty the tanks, the fresher the boys in the tanks are, so obviously this has always been true. Just most aren't emptying their tanks into any females...

Maybe (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25374003)

they just practice more?

better sperm? (1)

skywiseguy (1347553) | about 6 years ago | (#25374193)

it doesn't matter, since new studies also show that carrying a cell phone in your pocket greatly reduces the fertility rate in men. so maybe nerds have higher quality sperm, but if they carry their cell phones anywhere near their boys it will reduce them back to average...

Of course they are! (1)

pugugly (152978) | about 6 years ago | (#25374241)

Mine do tricks, code, solve NP problems . . . hell it's not like they have anything *else* to do . . .

Pug

The problem is... (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | about 6 years ago | (#25374367)

That most of it ends up on the desk, a bit of cloth or tissue. So not only am I putting it where it should be but I may be wasting above average spunk.

I guess I'll just have to ensure it ends up in a jar to go in a freezer just in case. I'll just have to remember never to make home-made popcicles again.

You mom thought so... (1, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 6 years ago | (#25374563)

Your mom has sampled all varieties, and has upheld the result of this study - saying nerd sperm really is best in terms of flavor, texture, temperature, and its aesthetic qualities when sprayed on her face and chest.

I'm bound to have many offspring... (4, Funny)

SeePage87 (923251) | about 6 years ago | (#25374937)

seeing as how I'm very bright (super sperm) and I'm awesome at halo (they'll be spread everywhere very quickly). Unfortunately my halo skillz aren't going to help me support all my illegitimate children. My brain would, but it's too busy making me feel depressed about my premature ejaculation to do me much good right now.

You're the one to blame for your mistakes.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#25375303)

Hi.

You might know me from publications like Slashdot. I'm your average commenter.

I'm socially inept, whilst very smart. I justify my borderline autistic behaviour when it comes to social norms by postulating that men that are paired with good looking women must be stupid just because they're good looking, and by corollary the women with them are stupid as well.

My roommate freshman year in college was the biggest star wars nerd ever, and i've never seen him ONCE date an ugly girl. The difference is he showered, he was able to talk to people normally and didn't flash his nerd credentials trying to impress people, or to justify when a girl gave him a NO.

Grow up /.

Do nerds have better sperm? (1)

rugatero (1292060) | about 6 years ago | (#25375579)

After being gently broiled by a hot laptop for hour after hour, no, probably not.
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