Lecture 10.docx - Lecture 10 Sex What can pornography tell us about evolved human sexuality Hypotheses Recurring themes in pornography created for men

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Lecture 10: Sex What can pornography tell us about evolved human sexuality? Hypotheses Recurring themes in pornography created for men will converge on cues that provide strong sexual motivation, such that: 1. Porn will feature positively valenced cues, such as female partners with adaptive characteristics (accessibility) 2. Porn will also feature negatively valenced cues, such as cues of sperm competition (what actual want) may be subject to social desirability 3. Porn with cues of sperm competition will increase men’s sperm production 1. Porn will feature positively valenced cues, such as female partners with adaptive characteristics Men’s Short-Term Mating Problems Content, Male-Targeted Sexually Explicit Media Partner number Numerous women depicted Sexual access to women Women eager to “service” men sexually Identifying fertile women Youthful women with “shapely bodies” (cues associated with fertility) Minimizing investment Casual sex without investment

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