Testosterone Is a Billion-Dollar Industry, and It Might Not Be Safe

Say you're a dude, and you've always loved muscles and jumping, and then you hit 40 and your muscles just aren't as jumpy as they used to be and your jumps aren't as muscly and also your penis seems to have stopped listening to you and begun forging its own path, and you just kind of want to take a nap at what used to… » 8/01/14 12:00pm 8/01/14 12:00pm

Do You Have Anything Against Men with High-Pitched Voices?

It's hard out there for a high-voiced guy, apparently. While it's never occurred to me to have a "type" when it came to the pitch of a potential partner's voice, it's certainly not surprising that higher-voiced men feel marginalized in the dating scene. The trappings of traditional masculinity and femininity are… » 3/31/14 6:45pm 3/31/14 6:45pm

Classifying Severe PMS as a Mental Disorder Screws Women Over

If tired CBS sitcoms and hacky comedians are to be believed, ladies on they periods be crazy (chocolate & cats & wine & crying & Lifetime Original Movies & blanket clutching!). Now, thanks to the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manuel (the DSM V, for those of us who hate… » 10/21/13 12:55pm 10/21/13 12:55pm

Middle-Aged Men Are Getting Fat Because They Need More Estrogen

For years, the conventional wisdom has held that men's declining "vitality" in later life—pot bellies, loss of muscle tone, sexual difficulties, etc.—was due to their falling levels of testosterone. But new research indicates that estrogen may play a more prominent role in male development than previously thought.… » 9/12/13 6:40pm 9/12/13 6:40pm

Science Suggests that Boys Are Born This Way, Like, for Real

Ahhh, nature vs. nurture. The ye oldieste questionne! Are we born this way (nice, mean, fat, gay, smart, aggressive, passive, selfish, Republican, otherkin, whatevs) or are we made this way by the homosensual Kenyan media elite? Or whatever? Well, personally, I make it a point not to give any shits. ON PRINCIPLE.… » 11/08/12 3:20pm 11/08/12 3:20pm

Sleeping Next to Newborns May Sap Men’s Precious Stores of Man Aura

A study of fathers in the Philippines so hot and fresh that if it were a waffle it would burn a hole into the roof of your mouth and melt all your fillings (you really should have flossed) suggests that new dads who sleep in close proximity to their kids experience temporary decreases in testosterone. Though the study… » 9/06/12 2:40pm 9/06/12 2:40pm

Promising Male Contraceptive Patch Could Soon Give Men the Freedom to…

For so many years, we ladies have benefitted from the freedom that whore pills give us to prance about town and enjoy our vaginas without a care in the world. But, of course, we are selfless creatures, and we've so longed to be able share this joyful hormonal liberation with our male friends. There have been lately… » 6/26/12 10:40am 6/26/12 10:40am

High Testosterone Turns Women Into Self-Sufficient Masturbation Machines

Dear All The Single Ladies: Have you ever fretted that there's something weird and/or running through your veins that's stopping you from getting a partner? Well, stop worrying! Because there is, and it is making you want to hiss and throw seaweed at anyone who comes near you so that you can go home and wank in… » 6/23/12 12:30pm 6/23/12 12:30pm

Here's Why Olympic Sex Verification Is a Bad Idea

The International Olympic Committee is considering new rules that would ban women with hyperandrogenism (naturally high testosterone levels) from competing in the games. Supporters admit it's not a perfect policy, but say something has to be done to prevent "real" women from competing against women who "play like… » 6/18/12 2:15pm 6/18/12 2:15pm

Men Probably Too Hormonal and Moody to be Trusted with Important…

News from the world of science with some pretty grim implications for the global economy as it currently exists: men — rational, level-headed, decisionmaking men — aren't actually very well equipped to handle important financial decisions at all; it's like they're getting the male equivalent of their periods, but all… » 6/11/12 1:30pm 6/11/12 1:30pm

Quiet Down, Vaginas. The Boners Are Talking.

For both men and women, it's a fact of nature that our hormone levels fluctuate and drop as we age. These fluctuations can have plenty of deleterious side effects, including loss of bone density, mood swings, and low libido. In ladies, this transition is called menopause, and we quietly medicate it with hormone… » 5/04/12 4:20pm 5/04/12 4:20pm

It's His Immune System That You Actually Want to Sleep With

We've always assumed it was men's sexy faces, toned bodies, and feminist sensibilities that we women lusted after, but it turns out we might just have the hots for their immune systems. A powerful immune system might not sound as enticing as six pack abs, but in the long run it's probably more important. So it makes a… » 2/23/12 10:25am 2/23/12 10:25am

Testosterone Turns Ladies Into, Ahem, Egocentric Jerks

Here's some bad news for testosterone already somewhat damaged reputation: the hormone apparently makes people less cooperative in groups. But there's a catch — the effect has only been observed in women. » 2/01/12 10:40am 2/01/12 10:40am

Jacked Old Guy Extols The Virtues Of Testosterone

The man above is 72, and he achieved his, um, surprising physique with the help of testosterone supplements. Now he wants to help other men do the same. » 10/25/11 6:30pm 10/25/11 6:30pm

Sex-Hormone Guidelines For Athletes Will Never Be Fair

An international sporting body has issued new guidelines concerning hormone levels and who can compete as a woman. The new rules could resolve some of the questions raised in the wake of the Caster Semenya scandal, but they may also create problems of their own. » 4/15/11 12:14pm 4/15/11 12:14pm

Men With Deep Voices Are Sexy Bastards

Men with lower voices have higher levels of testosterone, ergo our lady caveman minds are more attracted to their virility. But! Conundrum! More virile men are also more desired by other women, and more likely to cheat on you based on the fact that they have more options, because those other ladies can't stop throwing… » 3/06/11 5:08pm 3/06/11 5:08pm

Testosterone May Reduce Empathy, Possibly Linked To Autism

After giving 16 women a small dose of testosterone, British and Dutch researchers found they were less able to judge the mood of facial expressions they were shown, according to the BBC. Scientists say this supports the idea that exposure to the hormone during brain development in the womb leads to autism. » 2/10/11 1:48pm 2/10/11 1:48pm

Healthy Sex Life — And Fidelity — Lengthen Men's Lives

Paging cultural and gender stereotypes: An Italian study has found that a healthy sex life improves men's life expectancy. Italians, why so randy? But wait! You have to be faithful. Sorry, Silvio. » 11/10/10 12:16pm 11/10/10 12:16pm