In my talk to the Bay Area Atheists, I discussed the evidence for our socio-sexual orientation. A concept I discuss in Sex and God. When I introduced the concept to the group and asked, "How many of your are familiar with this idea?" not one hand raised. This is NOT to be confused with Sexual Orientation. The research on this concept has been around for 20 years, yet no one in the sex education or even the sex positive community seems to know about it. Take a look at this brief article

and then read Chapter 20 of Sex and God.

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Comment by jay H on July 15, 2012 at 11:23am
I am NOT claiming that females are monogamous (humans as a species are not). There is somewhat of an advantage at times to mixing up genetic partners, and definitely moving to another partner if one is not satisfactory. However there is NOT the same evolutionary advantage where the number of offspring increases almost linearly with number of matings as happens with males. So the selective pressures are very different.
Comment by jay H on July 15, 2012 at 8:51am
I would also comment that sexual proclivity is only one component in the marriage/divorce dichotomy and it could be a mistake to place too much emphasis on that. Long term pairing involves very complex social and emotional cooperative interactions, including melding your desires with your partner's. Lots of people seem to simply not have that talent (quite likely this to is significantly genetic).
Comment by jay H on July 15, 2012 at 8:45am
It's odd that when the article just softly says that men are "men in general are more unrestricted in sociosexual orientation" as if sexual novelty seeking were a subtle variance in human nature. Evolutionarily, males who mated with as many females as possible had a virtually linear increase in their genetic contribution to the gene pool. By contrast, females often have little to gain directly genetically under most circumstances.

Evolution in action.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 12:01am

"problem loading page" Please check the link.

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