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A prime example is a 1989 study about casual sex, which found that 70% of men will have sex with a stranger (if asked), but no women would. Terri Conley, a professor of psychology and women's studies at the University of Michigan, set out to investigate how researchers came to such conclusions.When it comes to claims about women and sex, Conley simply says: Prove it.“These gender differences that everyone knows exist, and they know they’ll always exist, and they’re biological — when I started pressing on them I found that a lot of those assumptions hadn’t really been tested,” she told The Cut. In fact, almost 50% of the time, women said "yes" to an offer for casual sex in her study.So, Conley's taking these "facts" about the sexuality of men and women and actually testing them. While evolutionary psychology suggests that women pass on casual sex due to an inherent lack of sexual desire, Conley says there's an entirely different reason.
As society progressed to a more monogamous standard for relationships, this evolutionary trait became functionally obsolete outside of fringe cases and/or infidelity.(Note that all of these things are direct parallels to the provisional hypothesis) Men rate the following things as being important with greater emphasis than their female counterparts: Attractiveness (Hip-Waist Ratio being a major contributor, as well as others) Age (Youth) (Note that all of these things are indicators of a woman's fertility and potential for bearing children) "By taking a secret lover who is physically superior to, or of higher status than, her husband, a woman can potentially improve the status of the male offspring she produces.