Posts tagged "testosterone"

The Soapbox: Why We Can’t Resist An A-Hole

If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes, I never would have believed it. My friends and I stumbled into a crowded bar for some after-dinner drinks one night and, within 30 minutes, my friend Aaron had the waitress’s phone number. Not that surprising since Aaron is a tall, good-looking guy who always seem…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / May 24, 2012

Why Men Cheat: Science Explains!

Why do men cheat? Turns out it's not because he's a "crazed sex poodle." The authors of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality say that a wily little hormone called testosterone is the culprit.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2010

Women Become Less Trusting When They Take Testosterone Pills

I happen to be very trusting of strangers—I trust that they are trying to screw with me, every chance that they get. But apparently, this is a very male trait—testosterone-packed dudes are not only gifted with strength and aggression, but also cynicism. In a study conducted at Cape Town University, 24 women around the age…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2010

Testosterone Actually Makes You Nicer

A new study suggests that testosterone makes people act kinder and fairer, contrary to what you'd think. Participants in the study were all women who were asked to divvy up money, after getting a dose of testosterone or a placebo. Those who were given the placebo acted nasty because, according to researchers, testosterone's bad ra…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 10, 2009

Documentary Looks At Why Men Are Less Manly Than Ever

Apparently, testosterone has gone down 17 percent in the last 14 years among American men, and one member of the decreasingly masculine population has made a documentary, "An Emasculating Truth," which asks: "What does it mean to be a man?" Oscar travels around the country, interviewing various people and attempting manly activities (lifting weights at…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 7, 2009

Putting The Men In Menopause

Well, actually, male menopause is called “andropause.” But wordage aside, researchers are trying to prove there is a very real life change men experience in their silver fox years, akin to the infamous female hot flashin’ phase. Just as women stop ovulating, men see a steep drop in hormonal levels between the ages of 45-50.

By: Simcha / November 19, 2008

Girl Talk: I Love Testosterone TV

The boys are back in town! The guys of "Entourage," that is. I’ve spent the last two Sundays demanding silence at ten o'clock. What can I say? I love testosterone TV. So why does a girly girl like me, who watches "Gossip Girl" and "90210," have so much love for "bros before hos" shows? Find…

By: Leigh Raines / September 16, 2008

If You’re Not Competitive, You Might Be Low On Estrogen

Estrogen might be to women what testosterone is to men. Past research found that male traders made more money when their testosterone levels were high, and now new research has discovered a positive relationship between the level of estrogen and the unconscious need for dominance in women. "Estrogen is very behaviorally potent and is actually…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 1, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Testosterone And Hair Growth, Adult Entertainment, And Traditional Clothes

When premenopausal women sprayed testosterone on their stomachs as part of a study, they didn't become hyper-sexual beasts. Some had slightly better sex lives, however unwanted hair growth where they sprayed the stuff was pretty common. The search for the female Viagra continues... [NY Times]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Circumcision, Crazy Bras, And Producing Heirs

The rate of infant male circumcision has decreased significantly since the 1930s and 1940s, at least in the U.K. Some people see circumcision as a form of genital mutilation, and there are even operations that reverse the procedure. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? [The Times, U.K.] Soroptimist, a volunteer organization, held its annual "Bras for…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2008