Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm Too Good Looking...

Today I read a very interesting article in the newspaper that I'd like to share with you, and although it's not exactly relevant to gay men, I find the whole science behind it fascinating.

Apparently, women looking to get pregnant are better off seeking out an ugly fella to sleep with because the more good looking the man is, the more likely he is to release less sperm during sex, research claim. That's because a sexy man attracts more 'mates', reducing the value of each coupling to him, as his body reacts by releasing fewer sperm each time, enabling him to spread his 'seed' further.

Conversely, ugly blokes may get lucky only once or twice (awww), and their sperm counts are way higher, thus increasing the chance of conceiving, according to researchers at University College London and University of Oxford.

"Less attractive males secure fewer matings but value each of them more highly and, by allocating more sperm to each mating, make the most of their meagre opportunities," said Sam Tazzyman, from UCL.

"This leads to the rather paradoxical prediction that matings with attractive males may be less fertile than those with unattractive males."

The theory has so far been proved only in birds and chickens but the researchers believe the same could be true of humans. Researchers said more work needed to be done on the theory.

Hmm, after reading and thinking about it, the finding is actually good news to us! I mean, we gays don't give a damn about sperm count, just the ability to get erect and have sex, and we'll never get pregnant. So if the women wanna have babies, they are more than welcome to take all the ugly ones and save all the good looking sexy men for us! Fair deal, right?

5 comments:

MAC said...

I wonder if they took into account the number of times these "ugly men" jack-off in a single day.

PR8 said...

LOL!

R. said...

frankly i'd really like my genes to be inherited by someone... it's about my pride, as a man, as a gay man... though i do not desire any woman, the desire to have offsprings, that inherit me in some way overcomes anything. why only them? should have that joy...
PS: i'm not much of a familist... but still...

Michael said...

"The theory has so far been proved only in birds and chickens"...

I wonder how they tell a hot rooster from an ugly one?

JiannC said...

MAC certainly has got an extremely valid point!