Actually even though males don’t have menopause and can inseminate a woman when they’re at a female’s menopause age and older, it doesn’t mean it biologically makes sense for males to ‘make babies.’ At age 40 and above the male sperm count goes down significantly and so does the quality of the sperm. Both females and males contributing their ‘business’ to make a baby at a certain age increases the likelihood of birth defects. A simple way to look at it is comparing it to an omelette. Would you use one rotten egg and one fresh egg to make an omelette? You could… but you shouldn’t ahah Two fresh eggs are ideal. The reason why at a certain age the female reproductive system straight up shuts down unlike the male reproductive system is because the female carries the baby in her body so evolution, biology, or what have you has made sure that there’s no risk of an unable body trying to carry a baby. And mother nature assumes that the male-age equivalent won’t impregnate at a certain age. As a safety erectile dysfunction comes into play. Like for example the scientific community is looking into the widespread use of viagra and its correlation to the increased the amount of birth defects in American newborns. Like autism specifically. Not because there’s anything wrong with viagra itself, but because certain older males are forcing their penis to do a job it’s just too tired or biologically shouldn’t be doing anymore. Now, I am scared it seems like I am against older people having sex. That’s not the case! Anyone at any age who is up for some sex should feel free to have as much consensual sex as they want! But similarly to those post-menopausal women who who somehow go against nature and use modern science to carry babies, men who are past a certain age shouldn’t be inseminating. It’s interesting. Because if you think about it they wouldn’t be inseminating anyone with defective sperm if they were having sex with someone their own age. Ay-oh! But like before with older people having sex, I don’t want you thinking I’m against may-december romances or hook-ups. As long as things are consensual, have sex with who you want at any age! Even though I am not referring to statutory stuff, I have no comment and am not trying to start a convo about that ahah I am referring to people past their peak reproductive stage. I just want to cover all bases which is why i’m saying all of this. But anyhow, yeah biology doesn’t really have much to do with why “far more women in their 20s and 30s willing to date men in the 40s than vice versa.” That’s a dynamic that, while still pretty prevalent, is changing due to the changing role of women in the workforce and in general our world. Aka powerful older women are attracting younger males more and more the same way powerful older men attract younger females. Also, I skimmed the article that you were responding to so I don’t know whether I repeated anything that was written in there. I am so sorry if I did! Your comment just caught my attention because my dad is a biochemist who studies genetics and we were literally talking about the misconceptions people have about “mating” or whatever and he blew my mind with some of the stuff he told me. I wish I could communicate what he said as articulately as he did, but I can’t I’m sorry I hope I made sense!