EQUALITY 4 MEN

The Global Campaign for Men and Boys

This sounds like bollocks but blokes with big nads make bad dads say researchers….

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Have you got the balls to be a dad? Get your tape measure out if you want to know because US scientists have discovered that the size of a man’s testicles could influence how involved he is in childcare.

So how big is big? Well, taken as a pair, the dads in the study had testicles ranged  from little plums  of 18 cubed centimetres to  great big yams sized 60 cubed centimetres, with the average pair of swingers being 38 cubed centimetres.

And the smaller the spuds, the more likely the father was to take charge of parenting duties like bath-time and night feeds than fathers with unfeasibly large family jewels.

And now for the really freaky science bit, the researchers considered the all important chicken and egg question and concluded that the small-pear-great-père connection works both ways.

So not only do papas with tiny pebbles make for great gathers, being a great dad could lead to your gigantic gonads getting smaller.

There is an evolutionary explanation for the link between the size of you tackle and your ability to tackle the job of parenting.

In order to ensure the survival of the species, humans have evolved to maximize our chances of reproducing. The variation in the size of our stones could reflect competing evolutionary strategies, one of which is to mate as much as possible and the other which is to invest more time in parenting.

“We’re not saying you can determine a man’s parenting aptitude based on their individual biology. But it does suggest that some men may be wired to participate in childcare more than others,” said one of the researchers.

If you think dads need more help to be involved in their children’s lives, no matter how big their balls are, then join our #Equality4Dads campaign today.

—Photo courtesy of Flickr/Daniela Mazzarino

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