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Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop
DailyMail.co.UK ^ | 13th September 2011 | Tamara Cohen

Posted on 09/13/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT by SanFranDan

FULLTITLE: Why fathers are faithful: Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop that makes men less likely to stray

They say having a family changes a man for ever. But it may not just be a sense of duty that drives new dads to swap evenings in the pub for quiet nights at home.

Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels – and stop men from straying.

A study has found that when men become fathers, their bodies suppress production of the sex hormone, making them more interested in parenting than mating.

American researchers studied more than 600 men over a five-year period in their 20s. During this time, around a third had a child with their partner.

The scientists found that this group started off with the highest testosterone levels, but having their first child made their production of the hormone plummet.

And the biggest drop was in fathers who took the most hands-on approach to child care.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dad; father; fathers; testorone; testosterone

1 posted on 09/13/2011 7:14:56 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

having more than one child decreases the desire to have more LOL...who’d a thunk it?


2 posted on 09/13/2011 7:19:54 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SanFranDan

For the meager sum of $2million in grant money, I’ll publish all my data that teenagers can make you want to to never breed again.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 7:23:26 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Ouderkirk
Thus...Households with 5 kids and 5 different daddies.

Sweet!!

4 posted on 09/13/2011 7:24:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SanFranDan
There is no comparison to the joy of having a little one of your own to love versus the fake, very temporary and artifical thrill of flirting at a bar.

Even comparing the two is like comparing the peak of some cheap porno centerfold with the real thing from the woman you love.

5 posted on 09/13/2011 7:29:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ouderkirk
having more than one child decreases the desire to have more LOL...who’d a thunk it?

Never stopped the ghetto daddies on Jerry Springer or Maury's show. They have 20 kids with 20 different mamas.

6 posted on 09/13/2011 7:34:40 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: SanFranDan

that’s what Viagra is for, George Bush decided Medicare should be sure a man never has to experience that ‘medical’ condition.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 7:35:56 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: Sacajaweau
Thus...Households with 5 kids and 5 different daddies.

The former governor of california couldn't be reached for a comment.

8 posted on 09/13/2011 7:37:11 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: SanFranDan

Because it couldn’t possibly be that men can put aside temptation and make a conscious decision to be faithful to their wifes and to their vows before a holy God. Nah.../s

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 09/13/2011 7:38:20 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: SanFranDan

Because it couldn’t possibly be that men can put aside temptation and make a conscious decision to be faithful to their wives and to their vows before a holy God. Nah.../s

Colonel, USAFR


10 posted on 09/13/2011 7:38:41 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: SanFranDan

I would think that a father would need more testosterone in order to go out and compete in the world job market to bring in income to provide for his family. Not less. A father/husband doesn’t stray, not because of testosterone levels, but because he chooses to love his wife and stay faithful.


11 posted on 09/13/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT by liege (Proud Hobbit with no intention of going back to Middle Earth.)
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To: SanFranDan

Puh-leeze. Those of us with ten children are proof that some men continue functioning just fine.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 7:40:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: SanFranDan

“Scientists have discovered fatherhood can halve testosterone levels – and stop men from straying.”

Having a woman that just went through childbirth breaking your hand and making you sit next to a crib for 72 hrs, well, it tends to do that.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 7:46:17 AM PDT by dila813
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To: jagusafr

So you’re saying that making a conscious decision lowers testosterone? Interesting.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 7:58:32 AM PDT by Rammer
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To: dragonblustar

Gives new meaning to “pump it up”.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 8:01:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SanFranDan
Or... how bout this. Having children makes a women less accessible for sex. Thus husbands with kids have less sex, and as a man has less sex, his testosterone drops. Same for a guy who helps more, even he is less able to have sex due to exhaustion. Less sex = Less Testosterone.

What was it they said about correlation and causation? Dummies..

16 posted on 09/13/2011 8:32:11 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: Tax-chick
Amen. All I can say to these poor buggers is "Speak for yourselves"... $;-)
17 posted on 09/13/2011 8:34:40 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Some men are just less virile than others. I’m sure it’s not my fault ...


18 posted on 09/13/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: Tax-chick
Puh-leeze. Those of us with ten children are proof
that some men continue functioning just fine.

*SNICKER*

IIRC..last time, its was (just :) 6.
congratulation!


19 posted on 09/13/2011 9:30:23 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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I’d put my money on exhaustion.

I can’t keep up with mine. I get exhausted and just want to sleep.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 9:39:55 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SanFranDan

I call BS.

testosterone bad, estrogene good meme

I question the validity of the science. It may have more to do with the lack of sex. Use it or lose it.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 9:41:51 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I’m only having one at a time ;-). The 10th should be born in January; I’ve never had one past the due date, and I’d hate to start now.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 9:45:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: Rammer

Hey, now...

Actually, I’m trying not to laugh!


23 posted on 09/13/2011 10:39:51 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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