That expression has long been associated with women, with regard to their life spans when compared to those of men. But now it appears that there maybe something to it.
From The Daily Bhaskar (India) comes the article:
Now living to 100 is very much possible for men. All you have to do is– get your testicles removed!
A new study (which will bring absolutely no comfort to people who like having testicles), on eunuchs in Korea’s royal court has found that men without testicles live longer.
The study was published in the journal of Current Biology.
It is a known fact that women tend to live longer than men which has been blamed on the lack of testosterones in women. The explanation being that testosterone weakens the immune system and increases the risks of heart diseases.
The study focused on the Korean Eunuchs (sans testicles), it was found that they survived their contemporaries by 14-19 years. The results suggested that testosterones shorten the male lifespan.
Fortunately, there’s not much more to this article. My knees are getting wobbly just thinking about it.
This is like one of those “Would you rather” questions that comes up after you and your friends have had a few glasses of wine: Would you want to live longer — approximately 15 years — by having your testicles removed?
I guess you could game the system by having them removed at 75, but that’s probably too late anyway, since men’s testosterone starts decreasing in their 40s or 50s. Interestingly, this is the age at which chastity play becomes more of a kink for a lot of men; I think this is because sexual activity for both partners is already starting to slow down.
Personally, I’m opting for just leading a more healthy lifestyle in the first place: good food, regular exercise, and sunlight and fresh air. How about you? Would adding another ten or twenty years be worth it?
And in the way of not having testicles, let’s look at an example of a woman who seems to have more testosterone than many entesticled people.
I know you tend to see curvier women on these pages, but I really enjoy seeing women who put the time and effort into their workouts. Maybe it’s because I’m somewhat familiar with how much it takes to devote yourself to these ends, or maybe it’s just the muscle definition. Or maybe it’s imagining what we could get up to after the gym.