Monday, July 18, 2011


The NY Times* reported that field biologists studying baboons have found there can be a big downside to being No. 1, an alpha male or the primate equivalent to the bad boy.

Laurence R. Gesquiere, a research associate at Princeton, and colleagues report in the journal Science that in five troops of wild baboons in Kenya studied over nine years, alpha males showed very high stress levels. The stress was the result of the demands of fighting off challengers and guarding access to fertile females.

Beta males, the nice guys, fought less and had considerably less mate guarding to do, had much lower stress levels. They had fewer mating opportunities than the alphas (or bad boys), but they did get some mating in. After all, when the alpha male gets in another baboon bar fight, who’s going to get to take the girl home?

The alpha male or bad boy experiences higher levels of stress than the beta or nice guy male and there’s a cost because of the effects stress hormones have on one’s health. Researchers collected fecal samples to measure levels of glucocorticoids or stress hormones which showed that alpha males experienced higher levels of stress constantly.

Stress hormones are good in the short term because they work to energize the individual in threatening situations. In the long term, stress hormones cause you to fall apart physically and make one subject to diseases. Thus, alpha or bad boy baboons do not stay at the top very long.

The same is true for men. Since the bad boys are constantly dealing with some sort of conflict they are consistently carrying high levels of stress hormones. If the conflicts they have with other men doesn’t get them killed, they will get locked up or simply code out. That will make more women available for the beta or nice guy to choose from. While he might naturally finish second to the bad boy the beta will eventually end up first.

The best place for a beta to find a fine woman is while she is standing in line outside of the county jail waiting to visit her bad boy. After she finds out that her tough guy has turned into a prison hair braider, she will be ready to choose a beta boy over the bad boy.

Dr Will is the author of Relationships 911: Surviving Love's Emergencies

*James Gorman, “Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd”, (July 14, 2011)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Is Same-Sex Marriage a Hazard to Women’s Health?

On June 24, 2011 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that allows same-sex marriage. Since every decision carries unintended consequences what impact will this bill have on the health of New York State’s female population?

If government reports that AIDS is spreading rapidly among straight women (due to the down low theory) and that AIDS is increasingly killing more and more women annually, how could they then legally support gay marriage if it could mean more women might die? I believe what the government reports about AIDS and it being spread by gay sexual activity is a lie. It is time that we asked the right questions and found out the truth.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts, 2010, New York currently has the highest number of blacks living with AIDS than any other state and more people living with AIDS than 36 other states combined.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) report, HIV among African Americans (,
reveals HIV is the ninth leading cause of death for blacks in America and the third leading cause of death for both black men and women aged 35–44. The rate of new HIV infection for black women is nearly 15 times higher than white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic women. Black men are HIV infected at a rate 6 times greater than white men, nearly 3 times that of Hispanic men and twice that of black women.

Most black women whom I interviewed strongly believe that HIV infection among black women is directly attributable to “the down low” or same-sex activity between black men. If that is true, and governmental extension of a “right” to engage in gay sex makes it more prevalent, what will be the long term impact of same-sex marriage on the health of black women?

The World Health Organization asserts that HIV is the result of gay sex activity, that HIV leads to AIDS and AIDS leads to death. It agrees with the CDCP that black women are HIV infected at greater rates than other races. If those assertions are true, is same-sex marriage a threat to the lives of New York’s black female population? If same-sex marriage is indeed a threat to the lives of black women, has Governor Cuomo unwittingly granted a right to one group that could lead to the death of others?

I believe that what the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, et al are spreading information that they know is neither true nor can be proven. There are Nobel Prize winning doctors, biologists, chemists and even mathematicians who have been saying for decades that AIDS is NOT what we are being told it is. For a more in depth report on this topic entitled AIDS: Pandemic or Biological Assault please follow the link below.