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Are Bald Men More Virile?

Dr Anup Jetwa The apparent link comes down to levels of testosterone. The story goes that excess levels of testosterone leads to baldness and therefore, bald men have more testosterone. And as excess testosterone does actually increase your sex drive, a connection was born. Castrated youths While some of this …

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Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women

Author Tamsin SaxtonSenior Lecturer in Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle Disclosure statement Tamsin Saxton does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners Northumbria University, Newcastleprovides funding …

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The wide world of polygamy: We hate it, others love it

Why do some countries like polygamy? Plural marriage is surprisingly common, and popular, elsewhere. In poorer countries about a sixth of women share their husbands with 55 percent doing so in Benin (1) . In developed countries, serial polygamy is common where a man divorces his first wife and marries …

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The Pros and Cons of Polygamy – Would legalizing polygamy increase people’s freedom, or limit it?

Source: Hermin/Shutterstock With gay marriage now legal nationwide, many (like William Baude in the New York Times) are now wondering if legalized polygamy may be next, and some (like Fredrik Deboer in Politico) are suggesting that it should be. Should it? As Baude points out in his op-ed, polygamy should remain illegal because it would increase genderinequality and social instability: “Judge …

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