STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says

The Guardian, 13 April 2016

Based on insights from computer models, scientists argue that the shift away from polygynous societies – where men had many long-term partners, but women had only one – could be down to the impact of sexually transmitted infections on large communities that arose with the dawn of the agricultural age.

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Here’s What a 100-Year-Old Sex Therapist Thinks is Wrong With Sex Today

TIME, Aug. 20, 2014

She was born before the invention of the stop sign, but sex therapist Shirley Zussman has some thoughts on ‘hooking up.’

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Is monogamy unnatural?

 

ABC Science Show, Saturday 28 June 2014 12:05PM

Christopher Ryan reviews the enjoyment of sex, evidence from prehistory, and even the charming behaviour of bonobos, to suggest that conventional monogamy is but a blip in human history, and basically, doesn’t work.

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