A new scientific study is sure to upset sugar addicts who also enjoy having a penis—apparently consuming large quantities of soda (or pop, if you're from an area where people speak incorrectly) may affect men's sexual potency. Men who drink a liter of carbonated sugar water a day could see their sperm count reduced by 30%, and put themselves at greater risk of erectile dysfunction.
Researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital sampled the semen of 2,554 men and found that heavy soda drinkers had an average sperm count of 35 million per milliliter, as opposed to 56 million for guys who knew when to stop going back for free refills. Meanwhile, a separate study conducted at the Nicolaus Copernicus University and the Professor Franciszek Lukaszczyk Memorial Hospital in Poland (because Europe is obsessed with this, apparently) found that drinking soda was linked to erectile dysfunction. Maybe that's why they're called "soft" drinks.
The scientists who conducted the latter study believe that a sweetener found in cola may damage the arteries of the penis, preventing it from inflating with blood like it's supposed to when you're all horned up. And even if you do manage to get erect, your semen may be as thin and clear as Crystal Pepsi, thanks to your lowered sperm count.
The good news is that the researchers from both studies concluded that there's no danger to enjoying the occasional glass of soda. It's only when men consume excessive quantities on a daily basis that it becomes a problem. And as for women, there doesn't seem to be any sexual danger at all. Just the regular dangers: obesity, cavities, diabetes… but the sex will be fine.