So it's a male pride to be able to get a woman pregnant?

Many of us get excited when told we're pregnant. Yet, my friend told me about her brother's excitement about finally being able to get his fiance pregnant after 13 months. He had a lower sperm count but after a healthy diet, retested himself and his count improved significantly. It was much higher and better quality. She got pregnant instantly.

He took the news as if it was some type of major accomplishment. I understand it's welcoming when you're going to be a parent for the first time, but that's so exciting about getting a woman pregnant?

I think that's the first time I've ever heard of a man being very verbal about it. I always heard from the woman's side when we get pregnant but rarely for the man's side. Is this male pride?

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  • Sexual abilities, including the ability to get a woman pregnant (assuming they want to get pregnant) is a big part of the male ego, along with being useful.

    When he wasn't able to get her pregnant initially, I'm sure that was a big blow to his ego, even if he kept it hidden, so now that he accomplished the mission, it's not at all surprising that he's feeling proud.

    Imagine if all of society - even in movies and music - told you that your value as a person relied on your ability to get pregnant, and then you tried and failed, and everyone looked at you as useless and a lesser person. That wouldn't feel great. And then you worked on your diet and fitness and you then got pregnant - and now everyone treats you like you matter. You would feel proud too.

  • If I understand what you mean by that, no. I read the question as something like male ego. If they really want a baby, then they'd be happy, and maybe relieved. But the idea of a guy thinking he's some kind of hot stud is pretty strange to say the least.

    You sometimes hear the phrase "a proud father of a baby girl/boy", but that's not an ego thing like the question implies.

    I think the real pride starts after the baby is born. Then you hold the tiny human and think "Wow, I made this wonderful thing".

    • True. They just got told the gender of their baby today. It'll be a baby girl. That girl will be have him wrapped around her little fingers alright.

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  • Men are kinda more verbal about it with other guys.

    Like we have our girl talk and they have theirs.

    My hubby also loves the idea of giving me a baby but it scares me.

  • No it really doesn't have anything to do with no pride
    what it has something to do with is when a doctor tells you I'm sorry but you might not be able to have children

    And as a couple who love each other and they're planning for a child and you hear that you might not be able to have children that is a heartbreaker

    His excitement was due to
    We did it
    Because they did all the right things

    it's not like a normal couple.
    Or even teenagers . because they just go out and f*** and have a kid when they don't even want one

    But to the parents that really want a child. And are told
    No sorry it's a whole another world

    In that moment he looked at his girlfriend and said I'm sorry but it's my fault we can't have children so he starts to blame himself

    They asked the doctor what do I have to do the doctor tells them he did it so he succeeded he did all the right things all that pressure comes off of him

    • True. It must be stressful having many unsuccessful attempts.

    • I would think so I'm sure when people first start dating they talk about having kids. And they practice and practice and then go and see a doctor and the doctor says sorry to tell you sir but you have a low sperm count I'm sure that's devastating but there's ways to build that up And the best part is they get to keep practicing and practicing LOL

  • It’s part of my male identity, it filled me with pride that I could knock up my partner quickly and our kids turned out to be great boys. What’s wrong with feeling pride about your procreative capacities? As long as you don’t roam the streets and girls as a deadbeat parent and take your responsibilities…

  • So it's a male pride to be able to get a woman pregnant?

    Guys also get happy knowing that he'll be father, over here when that happens "daddy guy" has to buy the beer for his friends. It is a party over it.

    Same when the child is born.

  • Most guys love getting their girl pregnant. Probably even more exciting to them since they don't have to go through the pregnancy

  • Yes, it's a prestigious accomplishment for an alpha male to release his semen into a woman's pussy, and a weak beta male wimp's destiny to serve the woman financially and as a personal servant.

  • fatherhood is a big deal for most men

  • In their case, he's excited because they're going to be parents, which is the best possible reason to be happy.

  • I have a vasectomy and no kids, I'm proud of that.

  • For some it seems that way, yet most of them are not around after to take care of the child they just created.
    Which is sad for all those involved.

    • Yes it's very easy to act like just a sperm donor, impregnating women but leaving. Any man can easily do that but harder to actually be a keeper, that actually stays and is there for the kid. However, if he's a fiance then we can assume he's in for his child's whole life.

  • Maybe a little. Mostly it would be excitement. At least for me.

  • I think men if they can get a woman pregnant they feel more like a man which it just kinda a little egotistical because just cause you get a girl pregnant doesn’t make you a man it’s what you do when she is pregnant and have the kid.

  • Most of the guys I know would dread hearing "I'm pregnant." but in that situation I can understand why he's happy.

    • Yeah generally they don't want to be father till much later in life and it's the woman that has to keep nagging him (due to our limited fertility timeframe). In this case it was a different case. He kept hoping that his count would improve, hoping to get her pregnant. He wanted that child as badly as her; same are on the same page on wanting kids.

    • Ironically, men that actually want kids and try conceiving, do not really take the news good if told they got fertilities issues.

  • no it isn't

  • Pride sure they want a kids both happy and proud about it.

  • I would say proud knowing he's going to be a father

  • Most babies aren't generally on purpose so you mostly hear of fathers that don't want to be. I'm sure he is proud that even though his sperm was low, he bettered himself and became healthier, and because of that hard work he was able to achieve his goal of having a baby.

    • Where I live and within my circle of friends most babies were planned or at least wished for by trying consciously…

    • @Boromir maybe because I come from a poor family small town life, that most teens tend to have sex and things happen. It's usually not planned unless there having issues when there trying for one

    • Sorry to hear !

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  • Stupid people need to procreate to see a purpose in life :))