https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/31285/are-men-genetically-programmed-to-seek-multiple-sexual-partners-more-than-women/42241?noredirect=1#comment184726_42241

I saw this question on skeptic stackexchange.

Someone says obviously yes.

The reasoning is that men have cheap sperm and females have expensive eggs. Hence, most males, in most species, will have the male seeking multiple sexual partners than women.

Is this true?

If so, what would be good reliable sources?

Is this obvious?

I thought the idea that men seek quantity is like the central term of evolutionary psychology in sexual selection.

  • I think that, yes, the evidence overwhelmingly supports the proposition that, on average, men have less restricted sociosexual orientation. It's not something that is established by a single study or anything, but rather an entire body of evidence which in total supports the proposition. I might give a more complete answer, but for now I recommend this blog post by David Schmitt. – Eff Sep 18 at 10:10

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