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Author Topic: The Macho Sperm Myth  (Read 181 times)

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The Macho Sperm Myth
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:57:51 AM »
Long, sciencey read, but important insights into the practical side of fertility issues.

https://aeon.co/essays/the-idea-that-sperm-race-to-the-egg-is-just-another-macho-myth

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Re: The Macho Sperm Myth
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 12:49:10 AM »
That was a fascinating read :)

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Re: The Macho Sperm Myth
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 09:13:32 PM »
As an adult who has had several classes in biology and anatomy under his belt, I don't think I ever bought into the idea that there shall only be one. It's pretty clear in the volume used that this is a lottery approach. Though I tend to think that the article skewed a little too hard. I mean after all the female egg is still a passive recipient even if the supporting organs are much more active. It doesn't take an active role in screening anything.

Still an interesting read, but anyone who thinks that men stay reproductively perfect against the rigors of time is delusional. Though on both sides it should be noted that the dreaded 40 barrier for men and women is only a 1% increase of birth defects on average, which is statistically irrelevant.