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STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says

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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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Is monogamy unnatural?

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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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