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ExSeed in partnership with TwoDads UK to put focus on male fertility within LGBTQ!

ExSeed In Partnership With TwoDads UK To Put Focus On Male Fertility Within LGBTQ!

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We believe that the fertility conversation should be equal for all. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we have joined forces with TwoDads UK! This partnership puts focus on male fertility and health within the LGBTQ+ community.

This year has been a challenging time for all of us in different ways due to COVID-19. Couples in fertility treatment have had their fertility journeys put on hold, further complicating an already stressful and emotional experience. This has not only made us reflect on what we do to empower men to make informed decisions about their health and fertility. It has also made us think about what more we can do to continue the support and education on male fertility.


The LGBTQ+ community is part of the fertility conversation

The fertility conversation should apply to all couples. Infertility does not discriminate and there exists a wide variety of couples who may experience fertility issues or need fertility treatment.

While the political landscape unfortunately can look different for LGBTQ+ couples, the fertility conversation, and in particular, sperm health, is the same. Tracking sperm can be valuable for sperm donation, surrogacy, or simply if you want to find out more about your health in general.

We believe that the fertility conversation should be equal for all. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we have joined forces with TwoDads UK! This partnership puts focus on male fertility and health within the LGBTQ+ community.


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Wes and Michael are on a mission to help raise awareness and normalize same-sex parenting, ensuring fair and equal treatment to Surrogates and Intended Parents. They engage in several activities to be part in creating a better, safer, and more equal UK Gay Parenting Space. We love all of the work Wes and Michael are doing and we want to give a particular shout-out to The Modern Family Show, an event exclusively designed for the LGBTQ+ community.

Our partnership is not only a way to further address infertility and male health; it marks the beginning of a very exciting chapter for ExSeed together with Michael and Wes from TwoDads UK. Michael is equally excited about the partnership:

“The partnership highlights the synergy between ExSeed and TwoDads and the good we can do to support men with their fertility issues.”


A comprehensive and inclusive approach to fertility

Our goal with this partnership is to empower LGBTQ+ couples to take control over their family planning and fertility journey. ExSeed and TwoDads UK will work together to give relevant information around male fertility and family planning. The focus will be to inform, educate, and support LGBTQ+ couples to realize their dream of becoming parents.

Together with TwoDads UK we will host a livestream on Instagram 17th of September at 8.00 pm (GMT+1). It will focus on how home sperm testing can be a way to start your fertility journey. Together we will guide you through everything you need to know about testing your sperm from home:

  • How it works
  • What is measured
  • What the results tell you
  • How your general health and wellbeing influences sperm quality
  • What you can do yourself to improve your sperm quality


Benefits for the LGBTQ+ community

Empowerment: There’s much you can do yourself before going to a clinic! We want to make the topic of sperm health easier to understand, so that you can make informed decisions about your health and take control over your fertility journey.

Destigmatization: Both male fertility and same-sex family planning are not talked about enough. Honestly, that needs to change!

Easier fertility journey: How fun is it to cum in a cup at a clinic? Not exactly the greatest experience! Test comfortably from home and use the results to plan your fertility journey.


If you and your partner are thinking about starting a family, make sure to tune in to our livestream here on September 17 at 8.00 pm!

We’re looking forward seeing you there!

The ExSeed Health team & TwoDads UK

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Wearing tight pants and underwear

Studies show that men who wear looser underwear have higher sperm concentration and total sperm count compared to men who wear tighter underwear. So, lose the tight clothes and wear something loose to give your testicles some air.

CONCLUSION: learn more about how heat can affect sperm quality here.


Besides higher mortality rate and various diseases, stress is associated with low sperm quality. Stress is known to be associated with lower testosterone levels and oxidative stress with both playing an essential role in producing and maintaining healthy sperm cells.

CONCLUSION: If you feel stressed, we recommend you get some help so you can have a balanced mental health. For a stress management guide, download the ExSeed app for free and start your personalized action plan today.

Physical activity

Scientific studies show that men who are physically active have better semen parameters than men who are inactive. Fertility specialists also state that regular physical activity has beneficial impact on sperm fertility parameters and such a lifestyle can enhance the fertility status of men.

Prioritizing exercise can help improve your overall health and result in healthy, fast swimming sperm cells that have good chances of fertilizing an egg.

CONCLUSION: Try incorporating exercise in your weekly schedule to you ensure exercising at least twice weekly. We recommend a combination of cardio training and strength exercise. Read more about exercise and male fertility on our blog.


Fast Food
Processed foods damage the health of sperm-producing cells and cause oxidative stress, which lead to poorer sperm quality. Heavy consumption of junk food (every week) can increase the likelihood of infertility since men who consume vast amounts of unhealthy food are at risk of having poor sperm quality. Besides harming your fertility, junk food enlarges your waistline, harms your cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more.

Eating more fruit and vegetables can increase your sperm concentration and motility. It’s important that you consume a healthy diet filled with antioxidants and that you eat vegetables every day. Foods such as apricots and red bell peppers are high in vitamin A, which improves male fertility by nurturing healthier sperm. Men who are deficient in this vitamin tend to have slow and sluggish sperm.

Sugary snacks/beverages: several times a week Excessive consumption of high sugar items can lead to oxidative stress, which negatively impacts testosterone levels and sperm motility. Sugary snacks and beverages are also highly associated with obesity and low fertility.
CONCLUSION: To boost sperm quality, stay away from fast food, processed food, and sugary snacks or beverages. You need to implement a healthy prudent diet filled with necessary superfoods needed for good sperm production. Check out our guide to Male Fertility Superfoods. For personalized guidance and support on how you can start improving your sperm health, check out the Bootcamp.


Direct heat can inhibit optimal sperm production and cause Sperm DNA damage. Sperm cells like environments that are a couple of degrees lower than body temperature. Avoid overheating from warm blankets, seat warmers, heat from your laptop, hot showers, and saunas.

Cigarette smoking

The exposure to tobacco smoke has significant negative effects on semen quality. The damage of cigarettes and nicotine of course depends on how many cigarettes you smoke per day and for how long, but even low usage (up to 10 cigarettes / day) can inhibit healthy sperm production.  

CONCLUSION: Stay as far away from cigarette smoking as possible if you care about your general health and your fertility. Read more here.

Cell phone

When you have your cell phone in your front pocket, your testicles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation, which studies have shown to damage the sperm cells. Put your phone in the back pocket of your pants or in your jacket pocket.


There is a clear association between obesity and reduced sperm quality. At least part of the reason for this is that obese men may have abnormal reproductive hormonal profiles, which can impair sperm production and lead to infertility. 

A BMI higher than 30 can lead to several processes in the body (overheating, increase in oxidative stress in the testes, sperm DNA damage, erectile dysfunction) that can have a negative impact on male fertility. This can result in problems when trying to conceive.  

CONCLUSION: BMI is one of the risk factors that influence semen quality and, for example, sperm motility.  


A beer or glass of wine now and then do not really harm sperm quality. But excess alcohol drinking (more than 20 units per week) can reduce the production of normally formed sperm needed for a successful pregnancy.

CONCLUSION: If you want to stay safe, stay under 14 units of alcohol per week. For more information on how alcohol can affect male fertility, take a look at our blog: “Alcohol and Sperm Quality”.


Studies show that women younger than 35 and men younger than 40 have a better chance of getting pregnant. Men can produce sperm cells almost through their entire life, but the sperm cell DNA is more fragile and prone to damage after the age of 40.

As men age, their testes tend to get smaller and softer resulting in a decline in sperm quality and production. These changes are partly because of an age-related decrease in testosterone level, which plays a very important role in sperm

production. Higher male age (>40 years) is not only associated with a decline in sperm production but also with increased sperm DNA fragmentation and worsened morphology (shape) and motility (movement). These negative effects make the sperm cells less qualified for egg fertilization.

CONCLUSION: with an age under 40, you shouldn’t have to worry much about age as a factor in itself. However, studies have shown a slow decline after the age of 30-35 years

and if you are above 40 years of age, your sperm quality can be affected due to increased sperm DNA damage resulting in a decrease of sperm motility and concentration. Remember that you cannot evaluate the quality of a sperm sample by just looking at it – this requires a sperm analysis.