Do you ever wonder what your sperm count is, but don’t exactly feel like jerking off into a cup in a clinical setting to find out? Well, today is your lucky day, because there’s now an FDA-approved app that lets you test your sperm using just your phone. How useful!
The app, called YO Home Sperm Test, is available on Amazon for the low price of $59.99 (plus shipping), and turns your phone camera into a relatively low-tech yet mighty microscope that allows you to see the concentration of your sperm from a tiny little cum droplet.
To test your sperm, you still need to unload the contents of your balls into a cup like you would at a fertility clinic (sorry, but there’s no other way), stir in a vial of liquefying powder, and let the batter rest for 10 minutes. Once the cum concoction turns a lovely shade of pink, you use one of the included pipettes to place a small drop onto the test slide, stick it in the YO clip, and attach it to your phone.
Your camera will then take a super zoomed-in video of the sample, and in just a few short moments, you’ll know your sperm concentration and if you’re fertile or not. So simple.
And if you're feeling all sorts of grossed out at the fact that your bodily fluids will come in contact with your cellular device, rest assured that if done right and you're not sloppy, your cum won't touch your phone at all.
But still, if anyone ever asks to use your phone afterwards, it'd be wise not to tell them you analyzed your sperm with it. Ignorance is bliss.
The purpose of the app isn’t just for shits and giggles, though – the creators of the app say it’s an attempt to get more men to test their sperm and detect potential problems early on, especially since there’s a very serious and very real infertility crisis going on at the moment.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 40 percent of infertility in couples is due to poor sperm quality, which is a significant percentage.
“The explosion of apps and wearables dedicated to optimizing the chance of pregnancy is evidenced [by the fact] that people crave more awareness of their fertility status,” CEO of Medical Electronic Systems, Marcia Deutsch, told Digital Trends.
“However, the bulk of these new technology tools cater to women. No other company is tackling male reproductive health in this manner.”
“If a man is producing 100 million sperm and they are all dead or not swimming, it’s useless to know your sperm concentration is ‘normal.’ The key is to assess sperm that are moving, as these are the sperm that will fertilize an egg during normal conception.”
So, if you're thinking of having kids in the future, it might be a good idea to take a peek at your soldiers and see how they're doing.
H/T: New York Post