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2013-09-10 05:58:09 AM  
That's why I beat my kids with an old chain while in a meth fuelled rage so they'd know their dad was well hung.
 
2013-09-10 06:16:31 AM  
Is that why I'm a terrible father around August after a good run?
 
2013-09-10 06:19:13 AM  
Just because they are more involved does not make them better parents.

That's just idiot talk there...
 
2013-09-10 06:39:45 AM  
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"Man Getting Hit in Groin by Football," starring George C. Scott....
 
2013-09-10 06:39:52 AM  
So winter time is when dad's do a better job with their kids, since the balls hibernate because of the cold?
 
2013-09-10 07:55:43 AM  
When will science ever stop catching up with old wives' tales?
 
2013-09-10 08:07:58 AM  
 
2013-09-10 08:09:07 AM  

filter: To further complicate matters, it would be interesting to know more about how hormone-based birth control impacts a woman's partner selection.  Basically, her body is tricked into thinking it is pregnant all the time.  I have wondered if women on the pill are more likely to select 'better' life partners as a result.  Ironically, these same hormones tend to reduce the female libido.


There's actually some science to back this up, depending on how you feel about the influence of pheremones on human behavior. The idea, as I understand it, is that pregnant women tend to surround themselves with (immunogenetically) related men because family helps care for the children, while the opposite holds true when not pregnant so as to find the most suitable (and genetically dissimilar) mate.

A study was done where men were asked to go days without using scented deodorants or soaps, during which they were to wear the same t-shirt to bed without washing it. Afterwards, the shirts were presented to women, who smelled the shirts and rated the owners of the shirts according to attractiveness (without seeing them.) All of the participants were immunogentically profiled as well. The conclusion was that women who were on the pill determined that men immunogenetically similar to them were the most attractive, while women not on the pill found men immunogenetically dissimilar to them more desirable.

Of course, there's a lot of debate over how much, if any, influence these factors have over actual human decisions when it comes to mating. Still, the study authors above had an interesting hypothesis about the effect of the pill on modern divorce rate. Women on the pill choose men they're attracted to, and then marry. Once married, they go off the pill in order to have children. Their hormonal profile changed, suddenly they're not attracted to their husband anymore. As I said, interesting depending on how much weight you put on such things.
 
2013-09-10 08:12:25 AM  

Flragnararch: Well I guess me and my giant balls will just never have children.

/seems like a win to me.


Apparently your brain is in there too. Men with big balls will have children, they just won't be around to take care of them.

/'cause they're busy making more elsewhere
 
2013-09-10 08:24:29 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: There is a grain of truth in the truism that women seek out alpha males for sex but prefer beta males for life partners.


But, what about the omega males?

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2013-09-10 08:33:30 AM  

RobSeace: AverageAmericanGuy: There is a grain of truth in the truism that women seek out alpha males for sex but prefer beta males for life partners.

But, what about the omega males?

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They somehow end up like this:

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2013-09-10 08:45:13 AM  
So what if I hang some big rubber balls under my truck? Will that make me a better parent?
 
2013-09-10 10:04:42 AM  

filter: AverageAmericanGuy: Men with small testes are more likely to be cuckolded. Women look for affectionate men for life partners because they are more likely to be better parents. However, they are also less likely to actually fertilize their partners, a role that falls primarily on men with larger testes.

There is a grain of truth in the truism that women seek out alpha males for sex but prefer beta males for life partners.

There really is no such thing as an 'alpha male' in modern humans, despite what you might like to think.  More men like to believe in this myth than women.  Sure, self-confidence is highly attractive, but that has nothing to do with humans living like they are pack animals.  The self-professed alpha male jocks of my high school are fat and balding middle aged men working at the auto parts store today-- divorced and alcoholic.  This 'alpha' concept that some people want to believe (and there are hilarious write-ups about it on 'how to pick up women'), is a byproduct of living as a male in a post-feminist world, where gender roles and expectations are all messed up.  Women only want to be treated as 'equals' when they want to be treated as equals-- not all the time.

If anything, and if true, the article is interesting for exploring the role of testosterone on behavior, and the role of life's circumstances on testosterone production.  Fatherhood, in its true diaper-changing glory is more than a bit emasculating, and parents of young kids generally don't fark like rabbits anymore.  They are exhausted, and if they are first-time parents, their entire lives and identities have changed.  It would be interesting to explore how this affects testosterone production.

To further complicate matters, it would be interesting to know more about how hormone-based birth control impacts a woman's partner selection.  Basically, her body is tricked into thinking it is pregnant all the time.  I have wondered if women on the pill are more likely to select 'better' lif ...


From what my GF and female friends have told me, the pill will completely change what kind of guy they're attracted to; on the pill they go for the nesting types.
 
2013-09-10 10:29:29 AM  

eyemarten: Is that because small balls fit better in purses?


Ooh, snap.
 
2013-09-10 10:36:28 AM  
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Outstanding parent
 
2013-09-10 11:26:52 AM  
In studies of primates, relative testicle size does tend to predict social order.  That is, gorillas which have very small testicles tend to have stable mating relationships where chimps have very large testicles and are promiscuous.  On average human testicles fall in the midrange.  It would be interesting if there was an intraspecies correlation between testicle size and social structure as well as the interspecies correlation.
 
2013-09-10 11:29:20 AM  

juvandy: Rik01: Look at General Patton. He dreamed of being a great battle hero. He charged headlong into battle dragging his troops along, using the poorly designed and very vulnerable Sherman Tank and considered anyone without his drive to fight to be a coward.

In Patton's defense, the Sherman was not at all poorly designed and not nearly as vulnerable as it has been made out to be. It was easier to produce in large numbers, more reliable, faster, and easier to fix than almost any tank of its day (except maybe the t-34). No, it couldn't go toe-to-toe with a Tiger and expect to win, but tactics that suited its strengths easily negated the Tiger's superiority.

Later models (esp. the A3E8) also regularly took on T-34/85s in Korea and won.



Patton also quietly ordered his armored division commanders to lead all assaults with the "Jumbo" Sherman version that had 6" of armor on the front, and leave the lighter, faster variants in the back to exploit any breakthroughs. His reputation of charging straight ahead over the defenses isn't really warranted.
 
2013-09-10 12:32:19 PM  

misanthropic1: filter: AverageAmericanGuy: Men with small testes are more likely to be cuckolded. Women look for affectionate men for life partners because they are more likely to be better parents. However, they are also less likely to actually fertilize their partners, a role that falls primarily on men with larger testes.

There is a grain of truth in the truism that women seek out alpha males for sex but prefer beta males for life partners.

There really is no such thing as an 'alpha male' in modern humans, despite what you might like to think.  More men like to believe in this myth than women.  Sure, self-confidence is highly attractive, but that has nothing to do with humans living like they are pack animals.  The self-professed alpha male jocks of my high school are fat and balding middle aged men working at the auto parts store today-- divorced and alcoholic.  This 'alpha' concept that some people want to believe (and there are hilarious write-ups about it on 'how to pick up women'), is a byproduct of living as a male in a post-feminist world, where gender roles and expectations are all messed up.  Women only want to be treated as 'equals' when they want to be treated as equals-- not all the time.

If anything, and if true, the article is interesting for exploring the role of testosterone on behavior, and the role of life's circumstances on testosterone production.  Fatherhood, in its true diaper-changing glory is more than a bit emasculating, and parents of young kids generally don't fark like rabbits anymore.  They are exhausted, and if they are first-time parents, their entire lives and identities have changed.  It would be interesting to explore how this affects testosterone production.

To further complicate matters, it would be interesting to know more about how hormone-based birth control impacts a woman's partner selection.  Basically, her body is tricked into thinking it is pregnant all the time.  I have wondered if women on the pill are more likely to select 'better' lif ...

From what my GF and female friends have told me, the pill will completely change what kind of guy they're attracted to; on the pill they go for the nesting types.


On the other hand, maybe they don't like the risks of unprotected sex with 'non-nesting' types.

Correlation? Causation? Who knows?
 
2013-09-10 02:24:51 PM  
filter: On the other hand, maybe they don't like the risks of unprotected sex with 'non-nesting' types.

Correlation? Causation? Who knows?


Meh; I'm a non-nesting type and it hasn't been a problem.  I realize the plural of anecdote is not data; just saying that a number of women I've talked to say they are attracted to more androgynous/skinny/less-masculine guys when on the pill, more rugged/muscular/masculine guys when not.  This phenomenon could also in part explain the rise of the metrosexual as a sexual ideal over the last half century.
 
2013-09-10 04:21:32 PM  
how does one measure their balls for this?
 
2013-09-10 07:39:20 PM  
....of other men's children.
 
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