Short men get more sex, they say

Here’s a recent exercise in data collection: “Sexual Activity of Young Men is Not Related to Their Anthropometric Parameters,” Imre Rurik [pictured here, below], Attila Varga, Ferenc Fekete, Timea Ungvári and János Sándor, Journal of Sexual Medicine, epub June 21, 2014. (Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at […]

CONVERSATION STARTER: Testosterone in self-employed Australian men

If you’re stuck in an awkward social situation, and need some convenient way to switch the conversation to a different topic, mention this study: “Testosterone is associated with self-employment among Australian men,” Francis J. Greene, Liang Han, Sean Martin, Song Zhang, Gary Wittert, Economics & Human Biology, Volume 13, March 2014, Pages 76–84. The authors, at University […]

Introducing ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’

“Men’s dress and fashion have been side-lined in scholarship, and this journal provides a dedicated space for the discussion, analysis, and theoretical development of men’s appearance from multiple disciplines. All articles are blind-peer reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity.“ The (new) journal is entitled : ‘Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion’ […]

Heated Girl-vs.-Girl Body-Parts Competition, Investigated by Scholars

Researchers in three countries went where their curiosity and/or other factors drove them, producing this study which, it says, is entirely about women: “Female Physical Characteristics and Intra-Sexual Competition in Women,” Bernhard Fink [pictured here, above], Dominique Klappauf, Gayle Brewer [pictured here, at right], Todd K. Shackelford, Personality and Individual Differences, epub November 9, 2013. […]

One-breast enlargement from German military rifle chest-slapping

The rhythmic impact of a rifle wielded by a military man can puff up his chest. This sometimes leads to worry, or worse. Though soldiers might appreciate a good pair of breasts, what would happen if they themselves grew a pair? Or if they grew just one? Some men do experience this affront. A study called Gynecomastia […]

Are Stressed Women More Attractive, or Less?

You may find it stressful to contemplate this study about attractiveness: “Facial attractiveness is related to women’s cortisol and body fat, but not with immune responsiveness,” Markus J. Rantala [pictured here, below], Vinet Coetzee, Fhionna R. Moore, Ilona Skrinda, Sanita Kecko, Tatjana Krama, Inese Kivleniece and Indrikis Krams, Biology Letters, epub May 22, 2013.  The […]

Sizeable Complaints of Average Men [organ]

Some men like to complain. Some people think about how to respond to those complaints. Thus this study: “Position Paper: Management of Men Complaining of a Small Penis Despite an Actually Normal Size,” Hussein Ghanem [pictured here, below], Sidney Glina, Pierre Assalian, Jacques Buvat, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 10, no. 1, January 2013, pp. […]

Reproductive effects of wearing a kilt [Scottish Medical Journal]

Men of Scotland, there are facts for you to ponder, in this new medical study: “‘Real men wear kilts’. The anecdotal evidence that wearing a Scottish kilt has influence on reproductive potential: how much is true?” Erwin J.O. Kompanje [possibly pictured here], Scottish Medical Journal, vol. 58, no 1, February 2013, e1–e5. The author writes: […]