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(Daily Mail)   Study from the Institute of Henpecked Husbands shows that household chores could reduce a man's sperm count, thereby giving men the perfect escape clause from housework   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 80
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2009-11-15 07:32:51 AM
Not mine. We are done haing kids. Now if it caused erectile dysfunction I would hire a maid. Maybe two or three.
 
2009-11-15 09:23:02 AM
Yeah, well.....the other day my wife told me to dust the house, so I brought in the leaf blower dusted walls, ceilings, curtains, ceiling fans...everything that was nailed down.

Worked like a charm. I highly recommend it.
 
2009-11-15 09:42:58 AM
Husbands doing household chores? I thought that's what kids are for.
 
2009-11-15 11:12:45 AM
camelclub: Yeah, well.....the other day my wife told me to dust the house, so I brought in the leaf blower dusted walls, ceilings, curtains, ceiling fans...everything that was nailed down.

Don't you love it when they give you a chore that you seriously don't want to do -- and you do it really half-assed or ridiculously inappropriately and then they take the chore away from you as if that's some sort of punishment?

Maybe that only happens to me.
 
2009-11-15 11:12:49 AM
camelclub: Yeah, well.....the other day my wife told me to dust the house, so I brought in the leaf blower dusted walls, ceilings, curtains, ceiling fans...everything that was nailed down.

Worked like a charm. I highly recommend it.


How about using the weedwhacker to trim the houseplants?
 
2009-11-15 11:14:55 AM
lesser sperm count translates into less child support paid.
 
2009-11-15 11:15:52 AM
That's cool, doing housechores just means there's even less of a chance I'll get my mistress pregnant.
 
2009-11-15 11:16:00 AM
eraser8: Don't you love it when they give you a chore that you seriously don't want to do -- and you do it really half-assed or ridiculously inappropriately and then they take the chore away from you as if that's some sort of punishment?

Maybe that only happens to me.


UnfortunatIy, that "chore" was sex.
 
2009-11-15 11:16:05 AM
Yeah, but sitting infront of a 50" plasma TV and surrounded by speakers is still fine.
 
2009-11-15 11:16:47 AM
I do the household stuff because my girlfriend is a god damned slob.
 
2009-11-15 11:16:55 AM
Glad Im not one of those hen peckers!

i777.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-15 11:21:42 AM
That should encourage you to do housework. Less chance of having kids means less chance of child support WHEN you get the divorce.
 
2009-11-15 11:22:00 AM
"We need to start thinking seriously about promoting advice about avoiding exposure."

I can see it now...labels a la those nasty cigarette ones on vacuums and microwaves...a whole public education campaign. "Free Willy - Stop Household Chores".
 
2009-11-15 11:22:04 AM
Sounds like guys should be the one in the kitchen making dinners from scratch then.
 
2009-11-15 11:22:09 AM
When the wife doesn't want any more kids, it's the perfect solution.
 
2009-11-15 11:26:26 AM
Awesome, 'cause the last thing we need is for me to get knocked up again. Wash those dishes, hon! Oh, and take out the garbage while you're at it.
 
2009-11-15 11:27:33 AM
Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.
 
2009-11-15 11:28:48 AM
i've got to go do the dishes. coming honey.
 
2009-11-15 11:32:20 AM
eraser8: camelclub: Yeah, well.....the other day my wife told me to dust the house, so I brought in the leaf blower dusted walls, ceilings, curtains, ceiling fans...everything that was nailed down.

Don't you love it when they give you a chore that you seriously don't want to do -- and you do it really half-assed or ridiculously inappropriately and then they take the chore away from you as if that's some sort of punishment?

Maybe that only happens to me.


My ten year old tries that tactic... It doesn't work for him, I can't imagine my husband trying it. If that actually works your wife is either a neat freak, or kinda dumb.
 
2009-11-15 11:32:47 AM
johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided
 
2009-11-15 11:34:48 AM
moralpanic: Yeah, but sitting infront of a 50" plasma TV and surrounded by speakers is still fine.

Yeah, neither the researcher nor the author understand the electromagnetic spectrum.

"Although the study did not look at what was producing the magnetic fields, electrical appliances - especially those containing motors such as hairdryers - produce high frequencies and therefore strong magnetic fields."

These appliances do not produce high-energy frequencies.
If they had frequencies higher than microwaves, you would either see visible light or be burned by UV, X-ray or gamma rays during use.

Perhaps they meant to say that the intensity (wave amplitude) is high. Since intensity is independent of wavelength or frequency, this could be true.

Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

God, I hate dumb scientists and even dumber reporters.
 
2009-11-15 11:35:19 AM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided


Not getting any either way.
 
2009-11-15 11:35:29 AM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided


My vote for dick.
 
2009-11-15 11:36:31 AM
complimentary OCD personalities are nice.

My girlfriend can't stand it when something (clothes, books, etc.) isn't in it's proper place.
I can't stand it when dirty dishes are in the sink, or food is left out.

How people can fall asleep when they have uncleaned dishes in the sink is crazy weird. You guys are nuts.
 
2009-11-15 11:37:05 AM
To subby I say, "HA!"

Hubby prefers to load the dishwasher because he claims I can't do it right, even though you can pretty much cram them in any position without them breaking....so I just let him be his anal self...until he starts criticizing the way the silverware is STACKED, not just positioned, in the drawer. He has to have THAT perfect.

/Well, he used to...until I lovingly threatened to get stabby :P
 
2009-11-15 11:39:49 AM
Xenolith: moralpanic: Yeah, but sitting infront of a 50" plasma TV and surrounded by speakers is still fine.

Yeah, neither the researcher nor the author understand the electromagnetic spectrum.

"Although the study did not look at what was producing the magnetic fields, electrical appliances - especially those containing motors such as hairdryers - produce high frequencies and therefore strong magnetic fields."

These appliances do not produce high-energy frequencies.
If they had frequencies higher than microwaves, you would either see visible light or be burned by UV, X-ray or gamma rays during use.

Perhaps they meant to say that the intensity (wave amplitude) is high. Since intensity is independent of wavelength or frequency, this could be true.

Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

God, I hate dumb scientists and even dumber reporters.


Just because your hairdryer isn't infused with Americium, doesn't mean the rest of us are using your lame-ass non-gamma-emitting weak-sauce appliances.
 
2009-11-15 11:40:17 AM
Xenolith: moralpanic: Yeah, but sitting infront of a 50" plasma TV and surrounded by speakers is still fine.

Yeah, neither the researcher nor the author understand the electromagnetic spectrum.

"Although the study did not look at what was producing the magnetic fields, electrical appliances - especially those containing motors such as hairdryers - produce high frequencies and therefore strong magnetic fields."

These appliances do not produce high-energy frequencies.
If they had frequencies higher than microwaves, you would either see visible light or be burned by UV, X-ray or gamma rays during use.

Perhaps they meant to say that the intensity (wave amplitude) is high. Since intensity is independent of wavelength or frequency, this could be true.

Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

God, I hate dumb scientists and even dumber reporters.


It's not called the Daily Fail for nothing, you know.
 
2009-11-15 11:40:48 AM
Xenolith: Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

That just made me wonder about carrying my cell phone in my pocket near my balls.

But I suspect that research is bunk anyway.
 
2009-11-15 11:41:21 AM
 
2009-11-15 11:44:12 AM
johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

I hope her water breaks and you slip on it and bust your tail bone.
 
2009-11-15 11:45:41 AM
According to the article, it's ANY electrical appliance. Therefore men should no longer be allowed to fly planes, ride in tanks, submarines, use computers, or any other things that involves electricity.

Dur.
 
2009-11-15 11:49:58 AM
Typhoid: According to the article, it's ANY electrical appliance. Therefore men should no longer be allowed to fly planes, ride in tanks, submarines, use computers, or any other things that involves electricity.

Dur.



Of course, everyone knows internet porn causes a lower sperm count.

/at least momentarily
//slashies!
 
2009-11-15 11:52:17 AM
Typhoid: According to the article, it's ANY electrical appliance. Therefore men should no longer be allowed to fly planes, ride in tanks, submarines, use computers, or any other things that involves electricity.

Dur.


MrS is a geek and does dishes. Who cares about sperm count? I have 1 child, that's enough.

/and 2 dogs
 
2009-11-15 11:54:50 AM
FTFA: "Those volunteers whose job involved ..."

A job is hours a day, every day. Chores are a few minutes here and there.

/ study fails by an order of magnitude
 
2009-11-15 12:04:23 PM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided


Could be the round-faced "sharp-knees" guy...
 
2009-11-15 12:06:09 PM
Johnm : dick or troll?

Hero I say!

...off to clean out the garage before the harpy gets back...
 
2009-11-15 12:07:28 PM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?


Yes.
 
2009-11-15 12:07:36 PM
Brown Sauce: I won't tolerate an idle man! (new window)

LOL! Nice find. The sad part is that I know some women that actually think like that.
 
2009-11-15 12:08:50 PM
There's only one chore that I demand my wife do and that's because I'm not limber enough to do it myself.
 
2009-11-15 12:10:52 PM
My man is neater than me and better at chores. I'm the brain of the operation.
 
2009-11-15 12:10:59 PM
Typhoid: According to the article, it's ANY electrical appliance. Therefore men should no longer be allowed to fly planes, ride in tanks, submarines, use computers, or any other things that involves electricity.

Dur.


Umm, I thought the same thing. How about generators, welding machines, HVAC systems, industrial machinery, server farms ...
 
2009-11-15 12:11:48 PM
So no more bun-making then?

xboxmedia.gamespy.com
 
2009-11-15 12:13:56 PM
smeegle: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

I hope her water breaks and you slip on it and bust your tail bone.

I just ran full on with a visual of said incident and the ensuing consequences; and I enjoyed it.
 
2009-11-15 12:14:58 PM
Verlorenes Metallgeld: Xenolith: Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

That just made me wonder about carrying my cell phone in my pocket near my balls.

But I suspect that research is bunk anyway.


Well, I don't claim to be an expert in this area, but I don't see a problem, especially if you have a basic phone or turn off the transmitter/power to Blackberries or iPhones that are constantly transmitting data. Cell phone transmitters emit non-ionizing radiation, that is, radiation that does not cause harm to biological tissues, while they are in use, syncing applications, etc.

(See this handy electromagnetic frequency chart (new window)for more information.)

Cell phone radiation is slightly more powerful, that is, it has a shorter wavelength and a higher frequency, than radio waves, which we know are harmless. But cell phone radiation less powerful than mid-range microwaves. Therefore, when you're in this range, very prolonged exposure can cause slight internal heating of biological tissues in close contact. The issue is that we do not know what long-term effect heating has on very sensitive tissues. I think the greatest health issue is probably related to the waste created in cell phone parts/battery production, not the actual use of the phones themselves.
 
2009-11-15 12:17:30 PM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided


both.
mostly troll.
 
2009-11-15 12:17:33 PM
Brown Sauce: I won't tolerate an idle man! (new window)

LOL that's awesome. We should make a pool on how long that marriage will last.
 
2009-11-15 12:22:53 PM
fizzix_is_fun: Xenolith: moralpanic: Yeah, but sitting infront of a 50" plasma TV and surrounded by speakers is still fine.

Yeah, neither the researcher nor the author understand the electromagnetic spectrum.

"Although the study did not look at what was producing the magnetic fields, electrical appliances - especially those containing motors such as hairdryers - produce high frequencies and therefore strong magnetic fields."

These appliances do not produce high-energy frequencies.
If they had frequencies higher than microwaves, you would either see visible light or be burned by UV, X-ray or gamma rays during use.

Perhaps they meant to say that the intensity (wave amplitude) is high. Since intensity is independent of wavelength or frequency, this could be true.

Regardless of their ignorance of physics, if there are devices all over the farking house that have electromagnetic fields, dodging chores isn't going to help your sperm count, especially if hubby is playing X-box with a wireless controller in front of a giant screen.

God, I hate dumb scientists and even dumber reporters.

Just because your hairdryer isn't infused with Americium, doesn't mean the rest of us are using your lame-ass non-gamma-emitting weak-sauce appliances.


Microwaved Furby (new window)

I don't know why, but I immediately thought of that video when I read your comment...
 
2009-11-15 12:25:25 PM
So reading Fark with the laptop on the lap is still ok?
 
2009-11-15 12:27:59 PM
AbbeySomeone: johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

Troll?
Dick?

/undecided


Either way, in about 6 weeks his life is going to be upside down.
 
2009-11-15 12:30:38 PM
johm: Men having to do housework? lol. Those men probably get it in the ass from their wives every night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and she is cleaning up the house right now, cause she realizes I am a real man not a sissy like most men.

YEAH! Only sissies do work! Real men sit on their asses! Here's to real men!
 
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