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WHAT IF: Men Were No Longer Necessary for Fertilization?

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Every Wednesday, we’re asking a what-if question – how would our world be different if something were changed? Today’s question is from QSFer Scott: What if science advanced to the point where human sperm was no longer needed for fertilization? How would it change our world/society? Share your serious scientific analyses, your off-color jokes, and random thoughts on the topic on our FB and MeWe Groups: FB: MeWe:

ARCHEOLOGY: The “Lovers of Modena” Were Both Men

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The “lovers of Modena” — two 1,600-year-old skeletons found holding hands inside their grave — are both men, new research reveals. There are few known examples in the ancient world of skeletons buried holding hands and most of those found have been male-female and not same sex. Unearthed in an ancient cemetery in 2009, the skeletons attracted media attention because of their seemingly romantic death poses, which earned the skeletons the amorous nickname. But archaeologists couldn’t determine the sexes of the perished lovers because of the poor condition of the skeletons. However, a team of scientists has now analyzed the … Read more

SCIENCE: Did Most Men Die Off 7,000 Years Ago?

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Modern men’s genes suggest that something peculiar happened 5,000 to 7,000 years ago: Most of the male population across Asia, Europe and Africa seems to have died off, leaving behind just one man for every 17 women. This so-called population “bottleneck” was first proposed in 2015, and since then, researchers have been trying to figure out what could’ve caused it. One hypothesis held that the drop-off in the male population occurred due to ecological or climatic factors that mainly affected male offspring, while another idea suggested that the die-off happened because some males had more power in society, and thus … Read more



FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Denise Dechene: Mpreg is popular with some people. It is something I enjoy reading. Have you read any and if so how realistic does it have to be for you ? Do you have to have the man deliver and have the gory details or do you just want to see the progression and how a man deals with pregnancy? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

Men, Erotica, and Porn

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Today’s topic comes from QSFer Beth Brock: Beth Brock Popular belief (and evidence) suggests that men are stimulated visually, with physical sexual images of intercourse and/or genitalia. This can help explain why a lot more men than women watch porn. Around 20% of romance/erotica readers are men, which also supports the hypothesis that men prefer a visual stimulus. So my question is, why do men read erotica/romance? Why do they write it? Are they different than those other men who only watch porn, or do they watch porn too? Is there any correlation with the fact that, of the percentage … Read more