I’ve never been the macho-manly type. As I’ve said before, when the dudes in elementary school were playing football, I was square dancing. I’ve historically hung out with girls as much as I have with guys, most likely even more – partly because I disliked masculine bravado, partly because I was a single guy and liked being around girls (which is a pretty masculine thing to do).
So when I read in the New York Times about the recent study that suggests that being a dad leads to a drop in testosterone, I wondered what that meant for me. I’ve never had my testosterone levels checked, but I don’t think they were ever that high to begin with. Skirting on the edges of TMI, my legs have only wisps of hair on them, and my arms are bald (and silky smooth). They were actually the envy of a few swimmer and bodybuilder friends. Continue reading