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  1. Hey guys,


    I've researched this a little bit and found some conflicting data from my sources of internet browsing.


    So, what's the general consensus among the scienceforums.net community?


    Are female infants really born in slightly higher proportions than male infants?


    What about in natural conditions (i.e. not taking into consideration abortion of female infants in certain countries due to a cultural preference)?



    Clara Tanone


    Well, if love means never having to say your sorry then naturally modern times is hard on men. We not only are expected to apologize endlessly but our leaders even take it upon themselves to apologize for us.


    On a little more serious note the food supply now is so adulterated that it might have any number of effects. Overweight, sluggish, and drugged people will probably all have lower levels.


    It's really tough to say. This is the first generation of men who are expected to be "sensitive" so who knows? There are likely other factors as well.


    I apologize if you're too young to catch the references. ;)


    I'm only 23 and my birthday is on 29 May 1992.




    SEOUL: A woman has been charged with forcing her husband to have sex with her, prosecutors said on Tuesday in the first indictment of its kind in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported.



    What's happened to all our men? Seems as though they've become too busy training to become male nurses or chefs (professions that were traditionally seen to be fit for women only just a few decades ago).



    They've become sissies and have lost their manliness. Many men have even gone as far as being chemically castrated for molesting your children:


    Indonesia will start chemically castrating convicted paedophiles in a bid to fight child sex abuse, the country's attorney-general said.


    Chemical castration does not involve the mutilation of the offender's genitals. Instead, they are injected with hormones that reduce testosterone levels, the male hormone responsible for libido.

    One such hormone is medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), which is primarily used as a female contraceptive.

    Continued administration of the hormone at regular intervals keep the offender's testosterone levels low, reducing sexual urges.

    The effects of MPA injections are completely reversible, but can cause side-effects like diabetes, hypertension, and in the long run, brittle bones.




    JAKARTA • Indonesia's President will soon sign a decree authorising the use of chemical castration to punish paedophiles, the attorney- general said, following a string of headline-grabbing child sex crimes.

    Indonesia will join a small group of nations that allows such punishment, including Poland, Russia and Estonia, as well as some US states.

    In 2011, South Korea became the first Asian country to use chemical castration as a punishment.


  3. “Male serum testosterone levels appear to vary by generation, even after age is taken into account,” said Thomas G. Travison, Ph.D., of the New England Research Institutes (NERI) in Watertown, Mass., and lead author of the study. “In 1988, men who were 50 years old had higher serum testosterone concentrations than did comparable 50-year-old men in 1996. This suggests that some factor other than age may be contributing to the observed declines in testosterone over time.”




    The NERI team carefully analyzed the data to compare men of similar ages during each phase of the study. After accounting for age and additional factors such as obesity, smoking, and medications, the researchers found that, each year, the subjects’ total and bio-available testosterone decreased an average of 1.2 and 1.3 percent, respectively.




    For men 65-69 years of age in this study, average total testosterone levels fell from 503 ng/dL (nanograms/deciliter) in 1988 to 423 ng/dL in 2003. A normal, healthy adult male usually has blood total testosterone concentrations that range anywhere from 300-1000 ng/dL.




    “This analysis deals with men who were born between 1915 and 1945,” said Travison, “but our baseline data were not obtained until the late 1980s, when the elder subjects were about 70 years old, and the youngest about 45. Events occurring in earlier decades could certainly help explain our results, if their effects persisted into recent years.” It is also possible that current, but unmeasured, health or environmental factors could be the root cause of the observed declines.





    Today it is readily observable that testosterone levels in the blood of males have decreased by a fair bit in comparison to males from older generations.


    What cultural practices or changed environmental conditions could have caused these results to be observed?


    Anyone have any plausible explanations as to why testosterone levels in males have decreased in our generation in comparison to those born in the early 20th century?



    A U.S. team found that older males with relatively low testosterone had an 88 percent increased risk of death compared with their counterparts with normal testosterone levels, researchers report.




    In the study, Shores and her colleagues looked at the whether low testosterone levels were associated with an increased risk of death in 858 men over 40.




    "Low testosterone in older men was associated with an increased risk for mortality," Shores concluded. During 4.3 years of follow-up, 20.1 percent of men with normal testosterone levels died, compared with 24.6 percent of the men with equivocal levels and 34.9 percent of the men with low testosterone levels, Shores's team found.




    Testosterone levels can be affected by illness, surgery and other medical problems. But even when the researchers excluded men who had died within the first year of follow-up, those with low testosterone levels were still 68 percent more likely to die compare to men with normal levels of the hormone, Shores noted.





    Furthermore, what impact will today's generation of males have on society with their lower level of testosterone (in the blood) in comparison to those from previous generations in the last few decades?




    Clara Tanone

  4. Hey everyone,


    As I understand it war has been known to advance scientific progress immensely.

    My question is, in WWII, what scientific discoveries did Germany, Japan, USA and other nations acquire?

    Despite some experiments being unethical in nature, were there any scientific findings and discoveries that have been used immensely by today's scientists or built upon in any meaningful way?

    Has a lot of good come from War which we have failed to give proper acknowledgement for due to any feelings of guilt or immorality in the process of doing so? Anyone have any thoughts?



    Clara Tanone

  5. Despite the presence of other androgens — the hormones that stimulate or control development and maintenance of male characteristics — scientists believe testosterone is the key component to the sex drive. Testosterone levels peak in the late teens and then gradually decline over time, typically about one percent a year after age 30. By age 60 to 65, though usually earlier, most men notice that their sexual inclinations and sexual abilities have changed; it takes longer for the penis to become erect and their erections may not be as firm. It may also take longer to achieve orgasmic and ejaculatory experiences. Erectile dysfunction also becomes more common.



    Hey guys,


    After reading the above article, I was just wondering, on average at what age do most men reach optimum peak in sex drive? Would it be by age 15-19 (late teens) in association to it being the age in which peak testosterone levels are observed in the body? Is the situation the same for women as well as men on average? Additionally, is everything downhill from your late teens? And are there any ways to increase libido while you age?


    If you are a man or a woman please share us how your libido has changed or fluctuated over the years in your lifetime. Typically, at what age can you recall when you exhibited the highest libido for a sustained period of time?


    I have heard that if you want to form a really strong emotional bond with a potential life partner, losing your virginity when you reach this peak helps out a lot. Is there any truth in this? Though I'm guessing finding another who is the perfect match and maturity may only come later in life, possibly several or more years later, unfortunately.


    Further questions to consider:

    At what stage in your life do you think you reached optimum sex drive? How old were you when you reached peak libido?

    Does the age of the peak period vary widely between each individual? If so, to what extent?



    Clara Tanone

  6. Hey guys,


    I have heard that men are more vain than women in that generally speaking women are judged more harshly by their looks by men than by how women generally judge men from their physical appearance. One country in which both men and women are judged harshly by their physical appearance is South Korea (http://chanthalalay030.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/korean-suicide-highest-in-world-cause_18.html). This has the effect of making more young women become preoccupied by their looks while men care less about their own relative to women.


    Does the biological/psychological/physiological etc. differences between these two genders mean that men are inherently more vain than women when searching for a life partner?


    Also, today why isn't the woman as selective about looks compared to men? In evolutionary terms, what advantages would this have for women to develop such traits as to go beyond physical appearance when selecting a mate? What advantages would it have for men to be more selective with regard to the physical appearance of women?


    Taking into consideration the amount of teen suicides involving women in recent years, I think if I were a guy I would feel disgusted with myself if I saw such vanity in myself.

    Yes, with the prevalence of facebook, more and more young people are committing suicide due to inferiority complexes, insecurities about looks, self-esteem issues, stress, family issues, maintenance of family honour etc.


    Many "friends of friends" on facebook are competing against each other to attract the most healthy and suitable mates. They must maintain and display a certain face in the public sphere. Anyone have any thoughts about this?


    I really worry the direction the world is headed.


    If you are a guy, do you consider yourself as vain?

    Do you judge a woman by their physical appearance? Do you try to be nicer a beautiful woman than to an ugly woman who is within your company?

    Hypothetically speaking, if you are a hiring manager of a Big 4 bank with some vacancies, would you consider hiring the ugliest woman (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202512/Worlds-ugliest-woman-Lizzie-Velasquez-gives-courageous-interview.html) in the world who is extremely competent in what she does over an incompetent guy who is better looking?


    Furthermore, why is it that men typically earn slightly more than women on average?

    How do you explain the gender pay gap?



    Clara Tanone

  7. Hey guys,


    I was just wondering what do people mean when they say "what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger"?


    And is this always necessarily true?


    In what situations is the statement true and in what situations is the statement false?


    When people say this do they mean "what doesn't kill you (but almost does) can only make you stronger"?


    What's the meaning of this? Has anyone ever heard of this common saying? If so, do you know what it means?


    Thoughts/opinions would be welcomed and appreciated! :)



    Clara Tanone

  8. Hey guys,


    Is it true that when you press "SKIP" on youtube commercial videos, the people who make those advertisements don't get paid as they normally would had you not pressed skip?


    I have heard that they don't actually get paid when this happens but is there anyway to find out?


    Anyone know for sure?




    Clara Tanone

  9. The perception that society has is that females are more suited to the occupation of being a nurse but what are the a latest scientific evidence suggesting? What's the general concensus?


    Why is it that males are paid more as nurses despite the field being female dominated? Are males typically pulling more hours at work or is it gender discrimination?


    If you were male, would you ever consider becoming a nurse?


    If you were a patient, would you feel uncomfortable if a nurse who is male treated you instead of a female?


    What has been making it harder for males to enter into the profession?


  10. Hey Peace,


    I'm not really a chess fan in that I don't follow any famous players currently but I did enjoy playing chess in primary school as well as in early-to-mid of secondary school.


    Awesome game which I would like to get back into somewhere in the future but have taken a long break for a few years now.



    Clara Tanone

  11. Hey guys,


    I like to take lots of selfies and then upload these onto facebook but does this necessarily make me selfish?


    A lot of people say if you take lots of selfies that it may mean that you are selfish.


    What is the correlation exactly between taking selfies and being selfish?


    Furthermore, does correlation always imply causation?




    Clara Tanone

  12. Hey does anyone here know how flies manage to survive during winter to be in a state of abundance by summer?


    Here in Melbourne, they disappear during winter for many months however then come back during summer.


    What happens to the flies during winter?


    Why is it that we cannot see them in winter? Where do they go? Do they hide somewhere?


    Anyone here know?? :unsure:

  13. Hi everyone,


    My name is Clara Tanone and this is the first time I've ever logged onto www.scienceforums.net.


    Currently I am studying a Master of Design Innovation and Technology course and have previously completed a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design).


    I am creating an account here to ask basic questions relating to science and to maintain my highschool interest in chemistry.


    I thought it polite to introduce myself before contributing to the forums here.


    Anyway, nice to meet you all! :)


    Kind Regards,

    Clara Tanone

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