Castration may be the key to longevity for men, but probably won't catch on

If it meant 20 more years living with your man into a ripe old age, would you support him becoming a eunuch--a.k.a a castrated man.

A new extensive study out of South Korea has found that "male sex hormones decrease the lifespan of men." Um, say what? Does that mean that if a man has more testosterone (and, supposedly is a manlier man) he'll actually live less? Well, at least in this case, men without their penises lived 14 to 19 years longer than non-castrated men and were also 130 times more likely to love to be over 100 years old.

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Okay, I will say that this is a crazy long time to live just because you're lacking a certain body part, but could men do it? And would we, their women support this?

The study, which was published in the journal Current Biology by lead author Kyung-Jin Min, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Inha University in Inchon, South Korea, looked at over 80 eunuchs from the Chosun Dynasty which ruled Korea from 1392 to 1897 and compared their records with genealogical records of other men of similar social rank. Their findings are impressive--and kind of impressively scary.

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I don't know about you, though, but I don't think this is something I could support my man doing. I mean, sure, we ALL want to live longer--but at what expense? Will you really be enjoying your last years together if you can't, you know, get down and dirty? I honestly very much doubt (I hope!) that this doesn't catch on. Cause, seriously, who wants to live 100 years without a sex life?!

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