Tuesday, September 13, 2011

That testosterone study

In Study, Fatherhood Leads to Drop in Testosterone - NYTimes.com: "Testosterone, that most male of hormones, takes a dive after a man becomes a parent. And the more he gets involved in caring for his children — changing diapers, jiggling the boy or girl on his knee, reading “Goodnight Moon” for the umpteenth time — the lower his testosterone drops."

'via Blog this'

Well. Maybe for those other guys.


emawkc said...

Now on year two of our second girl, I'm sure I could recite Goodnight Moon from memory... in my sleep.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

(Obligatory feminist intervention beginning with "If this were a study about women..")


If this were a study about women, it would be analyzed as scientific proof-positive that biology is compelling us to breed, so all that silly sexual drive and gender behavior is natural and biologically driven.

Because it's about men, the message seems to be "Men, stop being such doormats. Once a woman has your sperm, she also has the sack they came in."


Joel said...

@Notorious: Actually I've had a similar thought about recent stories that express such evolutionary befuddlement over the existence of the female orgasm. Why DOES it exist? As though sexual pleasure makes sense for dudes, but women? Why would they need that?