In the United States three times as many men as women are upset at her partner sexual faithlessness

In the United States three times as many men as women are upset at her partner sexual faithlessness

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In the United States three times as many men as women are upset at her partner sexual faithlessness versus their emotional infidelity . Moreover, while the relative differences between men an women support the theory the absolute size of the percentages runs counter to it. Evolutionary Biologists predict that more men would care about sexual than emotional fidelity; in fact most men are not disturbed more by sexual than emotional infidelity, which is totally contrary to the theory. What triggers sexual jealousy? Men's conception of female sex has it that her sexual infidelity implies emotional infidelity as well if she has sex with another man, he assumes that pretty much means that she love him too In addition, some women can be in love with another man but not have sex with him hence the man loses twice when his partner is
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Unformatted text preview: sexually unfaithful a more threatening situation tan simple emotional infidelity which may imply nothing beyond that. • In contrast, women are aware of the fact that their male partner can have sex with another woman without loving her but when a man forms a romantic or loving attachment to another woman it is more likely to be a serious threat on his relationship with the first women. It is our awareness of what sex and sex roles mean to our partners that determines the differences that researchers observe. The "jealously gender gap " critics of evolutionary psychology argue is the result of a cultural, intellectual, and to some degree, rational process-- not the nagging and largely unconscious demands of our genes. Regardless we can be certain that marital infidelity is not likely to be accepted any time soon....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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