20 September 2011

Men, protect your testosterone!

The news makes noise since morning on the radio here.

This is probably not the news most fathers want to hear. 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.
I don't know why fathers wouldn't want to hear this. The opposite must be true: forewarned is forearmed. As for discussing this: it may be not wise to. Everyone must make his peace with the knowledge and brave the future that awaits him.

Only, maybe that old joke that I was told way before this study in the news. It goes like this: journalists of the main media outfits after a long siege got the access to the first man in history to become pregnant.
"So tell us your story," said the journalists in unison.
"Well, what can I tell you, gentlemen? It started when I have done the dishes for the first time..."


jams o donnell said...

Hmm given that I don't do the dishes (banned because I do such a rotten job) and I am not a parent I must be bursting with Vitamin T.... The not-wife finds other testosterone depresors though (sighs)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Doing a rotten job with the dishes is an old trick. I am surprised that SWMBO in your case got deceived by it ;)

Dick Stanley said...

A lesson clearly taken to heart in Greece, Europe, and Russia where reproduction already is below replacement.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

So guess who is the guilty party then ;)