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(Daily Mail)   Study: Men with small testicles are better parents. OW MY BALLS   ( divider line
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3957 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Sep 2013 at 1:36 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-10 04:05:10 AM  
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Some of yous guys sound like you really need to be laid...
2013-09-10 03:48:34 AM  
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A 'manly' man tends to be a crappy father, husband and nurturer. He tends to anger quickly and fight almost at the drop of a pin. Usually, he cheats on his spouse and finds nothing wrong with it, though if she cheats on him, he can fly ...

You sound beta.
2013-09-10 02:27:51 AM  
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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' life partners as a result.  Ironically, these same hormones tend to reduce the female libido.
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