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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:OK, this is a G-rated thread.

Ok: Male reproductive tract general themes:
All hormones remain at a relatively stable level. More testosterone inhibits the pituitary gland's synthesis of stimulatory hormones, nice, clean feedback.

Sperm are generated in seminiferous tubules in the testis. It's a very nice, orderly process with each germ cell giving rise to four sperm cells. It's predictable, easy to understand, organized, and quiet. It turns out millions of sperm cell every minute.

Female reproductive tract general themes:
Hormones shift all the time. Half the time, estrogens feed back on the pituitary to inhibit more estrogen stimulation, but then around ovulation for a reason that nobody understands, it suddenly becomes positive feedback and estrogens suddenly STIMULATE the pituitary gland. Follicles are constantly activating, then commiting hari-kari, things are randomly exploding and imploding, eggs being thrown out to the wind on the odd hope that a fallopian tube will find them, etc. Total mess.

Personally, I think this explains a lot.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:quote:Originally posted by -{Lightning}-:
Personally, I think this explains a lot.
What exactly are you trying to say Mike?

Also please explain G rated to us non-Americans.


Are we nearly there yet?

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Ningal


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Location: So Cal

Total posts: 23
Posted:It sounds to me like he is trying to say that men are boring and only good for one thing and that women bring excitement to the universe!!!

Sure! Ill go with that.

And a G-rated film means you can take your kids to see it without having nudity or swearing... but it doesnt mean much more than that. And I feel like some of the movies out there that are G-rated are still way to horrifying in their story line for little kids... Like 101 Dalmations, that was G-Rated, with that horrible woman chasing innocent puppies to murder them and skin them for their fur!!! I think that is a horrifying and complicated concept for a kid, and not even a realistic one!!! How confusing.


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Jello


ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Total posts: 646
Posted:I've read alot of feminist papers on how language used in the medical discription of reproduction is heavily gendered and favors men. It got soo intensly negative that forgot pretty much every arguement they made.

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:Yeah, girls are weird

Jesus helps me trick people.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:And boys have cooties! Ewwwww!


However, it is also a medical fact that men will go through a hormonal shift of their own every 40 days or so. Then where does that figure in?
Or the fact that men also have estrogen and women have testosterone as well.

But then again, what do human men know about us Venusian women anyway!


Pele
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Dio


Dio

HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA

Total posts: 729
Posted:I refuse to post in this thread because HoP is an example of how the patriarchal society keeps women down in the negative gender-based stereotypes! This keyboard in front of me is even gender-biased!

Oh wait, I'm a guy... well, scratch that argument. As you were.


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SaBBaS


enthusiast
Location: Madrid, Spain

Total posts: 215
Posted:mike, i know what you mean, i failed that femenine reproductive system thing in school, i just couldn't remember what came when and why, the same names too often doing completely different things...
but i love you girls!!


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Pele, there are no male-specific hormonal "cycles" per se. There is a diurnal cycle in testosterone (levels cycle every 24 hours), but then again, there's a diurnal cycle for just about EVERYTHING.

The idea of a "male menopause" is also overblown in the popular media. There is a lifelong, gradual depression in circulating androgen hormones (like testosterone and androstenedione), but no abrupt fall-off like in the female reproductive system.

It's simple, really. Girls are wierd.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Total posts: 5635
Posted:I keep waiting for someone to come to the defence of Womankind and raise their voices in cries of "girls aren't weird!"

but then i realised its just not going to happen.


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Flynt...

Women are not weird...not at all....

We are Pleasantly Unique

And I like it that way!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Total posts: 5635
Posted:ah
but of course
my bad!


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:what's a girl?

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California

Total posts: 2905
Posted:I think women are afraid to come out in a rant because in a thread like this the only question that I can possibly think of to ask that woman is...

That time of the month?


*Ducks and runs out of the room before getting the tar beat out of him*


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:hmmm...all sounds kind of boring cept for the fact of now I can use the exscuse of going through my daily diurnal cycle in testosterone


[ 25. April 2003, 20:59: Message edited by: musashii ]


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Ying ton iddle i po


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Location: London

Total posts: 9
Posted:At least we girls have some kind of variety, instead of always remaining the same only to go into a small decline at the end! (we also can still do "it" at the age of 80 if we want, whereas u guys, well u guys have to get it up...)

katie


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Girls are weird huh?

Then I guess I really like weird then!



PS Little Charles or Charlette due in 1 month now...


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