A report YEN.com.gh has come across indicates scientists are now a lot certain that men who take performance and beauty enhancing drugs in order to look masculine or attractive are actually hurting their chances of having children.
The BBC is reporting on a recent scientific theory in biology that men who take drugs to look more beautiful or masculine are actually hurting their chances of having kids.
Steroids for the gym or "macho" mavericks or other drugs that improve hair growth in men may make a man attractive but in the end attack one's chances of reproduction.
Simply put, the more attractive a man's drugs make them, the less likely they may have children, creating some sort of a paradox.
The condition is therefore known as the Mossman-Pacey Paradox.
It was named after Jim Mossman, a research associate in evolutionary biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island who was the first to become aware of the paradox.
The other contributor to the finding is Allan Pacey, a British professor of andrology, an area of science that deals with diseases specific to men.
The pair laid out the science behind the paradox basically saying drugs that make men "macho" or cause them to have more hair usually fool the brain into thinking the testes is overproducing.
The body then slows or shuts down production of sperms, the one thing essential to baby making on the part of men.
Mossman was quoted as saying: "I noticed some men coming in to have their fertility tested and these guys were huge.
They are trying to look really big, to look like the pinnacles of evolution.
"But they are making themselves very unfit in an evolutionary sense, because without exception they had no sperm in their [release] at all."
Mossman notes that although animals are also known to improve their ability to attract mating partners, so far, it is only in humans that a man's attempt can hurt their reproduction capacity.
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