Researchers studied 362 Filipino fathers of the same age. They took testosterone samples in 2005 and 2009. And they found that dads who slept next to junior had a third less testosterone than before, compared to dads who dozed alone.Huhh? They suggest that only de-masculinized men should be dads.
The researchers can't be sure that sleeping next to the baby actually causes that decline. Could be that dads with less testosterone are just more likely to cuddle with the kid. But they say disruptions in a man's sleep—a baby's cry, for example—are known to cut testosterone production.
Either way, the authors say, less testosterone is probably better for baby.
If sleeping with a baby really reduces testosterone, and less testosterone is really better for the baby, then we should tell dads to sleep with their babies. That would be the logical conclusion. But that is absurd, and no one is saying that. So the premises must be wrong.
On the other hand, I do feel as if my testosterone has dropped after watching the Democrat Convention all week. It was the adult equivalent of crying babies. They had speeches from Lilly Ledbetter and Sandra Fluke. The most ridiculous complaint from my 2yo daughter made more sense than the whining from these women.
The Democrats have become the party of lawyers and whiny bitches. They are also the party of gays, Jews, psychologists, and food stamp collectors, but the party had the good sense to keep them off the main stage.
College hockey players apparently have high testosterone. ABC News reports:
Boston University's men's ice hockey team has come under scathing criticism for an alleged culture of "sexual entitlement" and alcohol abuse. ...Yeah, that's what happens when girls throw themselves at high-testosterone boys. What are they going to do -- make the boys sleep with crying babies to lower their testosterone levels? I am afraid that they would lose too many hockey games, and that is more important than the emotional relationship.
But the task force found that the team's "elevated social status" on campus led to "frequent sexual encounters with women absent an emotional relationship or ongoing commitment."