Small Balls Make Good Dads
If you’re lucky, your father had small balls. And if your kids are lucky, their male parenting figure has small balls. Yes, small balls are good, at least when it comes to the kind of nurturing that makes a good parent. This news comes from researchers at Emory University, where 70 fathers of very young children were interviewed, as were their wives, about their participation in tasks such as changing diapers, feeding and bathing a child, staying home to care for a sick child or taking the child to doctor visits. An Emory University news release reports that the men’s brains were scanned to measure brain activity as they viewed photos of their own child with happy, sad, and neutral expressions, and similar photos of an unknown child and an unknown adult. And yes, their testes were scanned to measure volume, and their testosterone levels were also measured. The bottom line? The higher the testosterone, the less involvement with kids, and the smaller the balls, the more involvement. Read more from Emory University.