Fertility clinics probably aren’t the most comfortable places to “extract” sperm. I haven’t had the pleasure, but being handed a receptacle and led into a room with visual aids and hearing that door close behind you has to be a bit awkward. More awkward is the thought that everyone outside this room knows the dirty things I’m about to do to this cup in the name of science.
A new product, ‘YO Sperm Test,’ lets you skip all that. The at-home test kit uses a mini-microscope that clips on to your smartphone and allows you to not only test your sperm’s motility — the rate at which they move — and the count, but to view your little swimmers on the screen of your smart device.
The device is developed by a commercial-grade solution for semen analysis, and was found to be 97 percent accurate. It’s approved by the FDA and you can pre-order yours for a January 1 launch at the website for $50.
This isn’t a thing, yet, but if I could make a suggestion it would be social integration so I can share status updates to friends, family, and followers about how my little guys are doing.