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Handsome Men Have LOW Quality Sperm 9/13/14 (Relationship)

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    Published on Sep 13, 2014

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    That might not be such a ridiculous-sounding question, now that a new study has identif

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    Published on Sep 13, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    That might not be such a ridiculous-sounding question, now that a new study has identified a link between men's facial attractiveness and the quality of their semen--with handsome, masculine-looking guys having slightly lower-quality semen than other men.



    "To [the] best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the phenomenon," study co-author Dr.

    Jukka Kekalainen, adjunct lecturer in the Centre for Evolutionary Biology at the University of Australia in Crawley, told The Huffington Post in an email.



    The researchers have no ready explanation for their finding, although previous research has shown that high testosterone levels can harm sperm production, the New York Daily News reported.

    And the finding seems to be at odds with the so-called phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis, which holds that females prefer handsome males because their offspring may enjoy hereditary benefits, such as better health and higher intelligence.” *

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