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Why isn't everyone doing it? - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Why isn't everyone doing it?
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kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: July 15th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Dr. Tatiana tells me that males are no more likely to disproportionately benefit from promiscuity than are females. Plenty of species have promiscuous females and monogamous males. It's kind of hard to be sure what our genetic programming is, since there's no such thing as a "neutral culture" such that we could accurately control for culture.

Also, I should distinguish between the monogamy-with-cheating type of promiscuity (where pair bonded individuals both invest in child rearing) and the type where it's all one-night stands all the time.
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