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Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:09 AM

Men Can Live 20 Years Longer... But There's A High Cost

Men, what would you be willing to give up to live a couple decades longer? Think carefully before you answer.

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Reply Men Can Live 20 Years Longer... But There's A High Cost (Original post)
LexVegas Jan 2015 OP
bluedigger Jan 2015 #1
Recursion Jan 2015 #2
BeyondGeography Jan 2015 #3
B Calm Jan 2015 #4
benz380 Jan 2015 #5
TexasMommaWithAHat Jan 2015 #6
Orrex Jan 2015 #7
frylock Jan 2015 #16
Glassunion Jan 2015 #24
Starry Messenger Jan 2015 #8
HappyMe Jan 2015 #9
nilesobek Jan 2015 #10
Fawke Em Jan 2015 #11
MrScorpio Jan 2015 #12
Orrex Jan 2015 #13
sendero Jan 2015 #14
Javaman Jan 2015 #15
pinboy3niner Jan 2015 #17
madville Jan 2015 #18
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2015 #28
Brother Buzz Jan 2015 #19
MillennialDem Jan 2015 #20
cyberswede Jan 2015 #21
Starry Messenger Jan 2015 #22
One_Life_To_Give Jan 2015 #23
Ykcutnek Jan 2015 #25
valerief Jan 2015 #26
UTUSN Jan 2015 #27

Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:12 AM

1. I'm good with what I have.

It's a quality v. quantity issue for me.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:16 AM

2. Oy. Would you actually live longer, or would it just feel like it?

I'll pass, personally.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:25 AM

3. You, too, could be an aging eunuch

Not sure that's much of a sell.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:40 AM

4. I've heard lot's of sex will lengthen your life. .

 

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:44 AM

5. My luck I'd get hit by a bus leaving the doctor after my castration. n/t

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Response to benz380 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:50 AM

6. DO I seem awfully selfish

if I write that I'm pretty sure I'm going to die before him, so I'd rather he keep his balls while I'm around? I rather like the effects.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:51 AM

7. Now that's what I call a eunuch opportunity

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:17 PM

16. smooth

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Response to Orrex (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 06:00 PM

24. I wonder what deferens it would make on the quality of life.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 09:54 AM

8. *popcorn*

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:01 AM

9. What a hideous idea!

Hell no! I want an intact husband, thank you very much!

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:09 AM

10. I'm already outliving my siblings

and many friends I grew up with and I'm only 51. I've lived a strangely charmed life as far as health is concerned. I smoke cigarettes and weed plus I drink 24 ounce craft beers like they are going to stop making them soon. I eat whatever I want and never go to the doctor. So if I feel my blood is a little thick I will take a half an aspirin.

I think what's keeping me alive is the constant struggle economically. I walk to work and have an enormous garden I care for. So after some weed and craft beers, I'll walk to work and be on my feet all night running for customers, then, in the morning I go to a more strenuous job cutting and installing headstones. I'll come home to my hovel, really just a desperately held rectangle, and say hello to my wife of 30 years. She will tell me all our problems with our grown children and show me the bills she fished out of the trash I tried to throw away. Wash, rinse, repeat.

The main thing being that we are always in so much financial trouble that it would be really inconvenient for me to die, thus it won't happen. Mind over matter.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:10 AM

11. It was true for my dog.

He was having some health issues as he aged. I had bred him twice since he was a full-blooded Cocker spaniel with a good disposition, so I had not had him neutered.

When he got to be 9 or 10, the vet suggested we neuter him for that very reason. He lived to be 15. I guess in dog years, five years is about like two decades.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:14 AM

12. Sorry, keeping the ol' juebblies nt

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:19 AM

13. It show promise at stopping men from peeing on the couch, too

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:27 AM

14. I'm afraid...

... that my balls are my friends, even if they are out to kill me.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 10:31 AM

15. So what say I'm 85 yrs old and I'm only looking at maybe a couple of more years of life...

and then I get the snip snip, will I get another 20 years tacked on?

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:21 PM

17. Twenty extra years as a Sad Sack

Such a deal!

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:26 PM

18. 75-80 is good enough

I help out and stay with my 91 yo grandma some, it seems kind if depressing to live too long. She and all her friends are constantly at medical appointments, falling, or fading mentally. Many are bored at that age as well because they are limited physically and mentally.

I'd rather die sooner than get Alzheimer's or dementia as well, there some things worse than death.

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Response to madville (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:55 AM

28. I agree n/n

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:31 PM

19. It didn't work well for the Heaven's Gate Away Team....

even despite the cool shoes.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:34 PM

20. It sounds worse than it is. I swear

 

I'm a trans woman who has had an orchiectomy and it's fine. Everything still works. Just no getting anyone pregnant.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:37 PM

21. If living longer means more years at the end in a nursing home, is that really better?

I'd be all for having more years in my 20s, but probably not so fond of more years in my 90s.

I'm sure I'll change my tune when I'm *in* my 90s.

(ps - I'm not a guy, so I'm not commenting on the trade-off in the OP)

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:42 PM

22. There are so many dudes resentful that woman live so long.

Guess this isn't a popular suggestion?

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 05:53 PM

23. Really Tempting

If I looked more like Pejic, then sure thing.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 06:02 PM

25. Evolution didn't bless me enough in that regard anyway.

 

Maybe I should consider it.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 06:33 PM

26. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if all men were testicularly castrated?

Sperm is so passe. We can use stem cells to fertilize eggs.

And men could still have sex without their balls. Sex with no fear of pregnancy, too.

Neutered male dogs are generally happy and affectionate. Wouldn't it be swell to have neutered male humans the same way?

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:02 AM

27. I guess it's supposed to be funny but testosterone (produced by balls)

is said to be (I'm sure I'll be corrected) a host for cancer of the prostate and that in past times castration was a treatment and that in "modern" days hormone treatment (female hormone) is the way to offset the testosterone. Hot flashes.

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