Hmm. It's tempting in a sense.
Correlation =/= causality.
The eunuchs might have lived longer because they didn't need to worry about relationships, didn't need to worry about supporting a (or getting) a family, eunuchs generally don't do heavy physical labour...
Anyway; the sample size of eunuchs versus non-eunuchs is incredibly small, which skews things even more.
But losing my fertility in favour of a longer life... Well; if some surgery and hormone treatment would come with that (all for free) to ensure I could have a relatively normal sex-life regardless (as any sex, really), I wouldn't mind losing my gonads. Children aren't in the planning. But sex isn't something I'd give up, either. So an alternative must be presented.
And I don't suppose hormonal replacement therapy would count for the whole 'eunuch'-deal, so that means I'm out.
*eyes the study*
Have they correlated these results with the number of deaths from Syphilis and other sexually transmitted disease amongst the Korean nobility?
That'd explain a decade-longer average lifespan quite handily.
And no, don't be absurd. Those bits exist for a reason, those hormones perform a service. I'm not ridding myself of them on the off chance I might live a little longer.
Knowing my family history I'm likely to stroke out or die of the cancer before I hit the average life expectancy anyway.
I can't even imagine the idea some guy wanting this. It destroys his manhood. Not for all the money in the world I would consider this. referring no surgery for some other. full lifelong castration.
No thank you, if I would loose my willie for some horrible reason I would kill myself. So I won't let my bollocks get removed for a couple of years longer... Like you would want to be 90+
Funny thing is there are so many hundreds of things that could kill you early in life as it is, that getting your meat and two veg removed wouldn't make a difference anyway. suppose you had them cut off and told your live an extra ten years.. only to develop terminal brain cancer a year later, or getting hit by a van cross a road.
When my time is up my time is up, I'd rather it be with my balls and schlong still in one piece. If I drop dead tomorrow so be it, 60 years old, or I live to 90 whatever the case but I will NOT get castrated.
Its called "Another way to push Eugentics". Make it seem like a good thing.
Tipical "British science". Full of shit. Move on.
I'll keep my parts, I don't care if it's 10 or 20 extra years, 70-80 would be hell and a struggle enough as it is, I wouldn't want to imagine how much trouble 90-100 yrs of age would be, you'd be extremely fragile and that sucks.
fuck no, and what's with so much gayness in your signature op?