Obviously so, obviously so

The risk of some men sexually abusing children could be quickly reduced by a drug that lowers testosterone levels, researchers have found.

Castration tends to reduce sexual desire. And?

16 thoughts on “Obviously so, obviously so”

  1. The Guardian’s old line was that rape is about power, not about sex. Therefore simply reducing sexual desire wouldn’t have any impact.

    I’m fine with the Guardian accepting reality; but I suspect their readers prefer wallowing in denial.

  2. hmm, i’ll have to read that and come back to comment but i do know testosterone is not straightforward linear dose a high dose does not mean high sex drive or vice versa. It has all sorts of associations with heirachy (give a super high dose to a beta male monkey and it means they’re beastly to a lower ranked individual, but still won’t say boo to someone in a much higher position. And all sorts of behaviours associated with testosterone are learnt behaviours in formative years, so- it makes a big difference when you do the castrating – pre maturity, post, or well past, as animal rearers know all about.

  3. @Ljh

    Hanging has a nil recidivism rate.

    It’s not too hot on reprieves for miscarriage of justice either.

  4. yeah this from robert sapowlski. Which is to say- get rid of testosterone – sexual behaviour goes down but note does not go to zero. Replace and it goes back up – so causal link is there. But how much it goes down relates to how much sexual behaviour went on beforehand.

    https://youtu.be/blS9g1iH-tw?t=2m45s

    by the way this guy is great.. whole series of his lectures online.

  5. Now for its next trick, watch the guardian claim straight white men can only have sex by rape and all should castrated, whilst government approved Muslim rape gangs can never be guilty of raping white girls because of white privilege.

  6. risk…might…could They are not overflowing with confidence, are they?

    Not sure about hanging nonces though. The he said/she said aspect of rape cases already causes trouble. It must be the same for child rape. I would be happy to see the worst sex offenders – Paki rape gangsters, Sydney Cooke, that cabbie – swing, but you wouldn’t want a situation where some schoolteacher accused by a ‘troubled’ teen goes to the gallows.

  7. MC
    you wouldn’t want a situation where some schoolteacher accused by a ‘troubled’ teen goes to the gallows.
    dunno bout that. If a crap teacher might encourager les autres.

  8. I doubt it. Testosterone regulates sexual desire, as readily attested by lesbians who have added it and old farts who have lost it. The problem is sexual release is a form of high and it is possible to desire the high but not necessarily the mechanics of achieving it, hence old farts on Viagra. Allegedly.

  9. Didn’t we try chemical castration with homosexuality awhile back (Turing etc), though if more suicides is a side effect then worth giving it a try I say

  10. Didn’t we try chemical castration with homosexuality awhile back (Turing etc), though if more suicides is a side effect then worth giving it a try I say

    But surely that’s just intellectually dishonest. If you’re going to give drugs so that nonces end up topping themselves then you might as well just give em the “short drop and sudden stop” Pierrepoint style.

    As others have said previously about hanging, the problem is not the guilty, but the innocent, the dubious and the framed. I mean, who’s going to admit they did it if that means they get 3 Sundays and then sent to their maker?

  11. And who neglects to admit it, if the alternative is another 15 years in durance vile.

    I don’t much care for the idea of a noose but if, wrongly convicted of a capital crime, I could choose between years incarcerated in double figures, or a firing squad, I think I’d take the FS.

    Just so I could decline that last gasper, on the grounds that I was trying to give up.

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