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Human sexuality: What men want and what women want

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Human sexuality: What men want and what women want Human Sexuality

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Melody Zerehi
Human Sexuality
William Jacobs

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Notes covering what men and women want in a mate.
Human Sexuality
William Jacobs
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Date Created: 09/24/15
Human Sexuality 91115 What women want Intro More complex than what men want Female An individual that carries a few large immobile gametes eggs Male An individual that carries a lot of small mobile gametes sperm By definition females invest a lot in reproduction Egg production Fertilization Gestation Lactation Men don t make that kind of investment at all Expensive eggs No one gives away valuable resources Men have to earn them somehow Components of Desire intro Costs Benefits Using cues to estimate resources Clear signs of generosity Fitness indicators manifest variable see or hear or taste or feel indicating the instance of a latent variable Men vary in a variety of ways for her choice in a mate Men come with costschildren debt temper etc Looking for potentialwhat might be rather than what is Cues gt indicate how fit this guy is to her needs Components of desire Economic Resources Social status Age Ambitious and Productive Dependability and Stability Intelligence Compatibility Size and Strength Good health Love and commitment Sincerity Kindness Human Sexuality Females look for males with resources 1 Resources have to be accruablegettable defensible controllable 2 Resource variation men had to differ one from another 3 Advantages of being with one male at a time rather than a bunch at a time Human males provide food shelter protect children etc temporary sex partners do not do any of that High social status wealth nourishment for children and have more wives Women rate lack of education gt not desirable Prefer high status men Women prefer men 3 12 years older than them Wealth increases with age 91415 Women value ambition more than men do Intelligence who will have more powerhigher income good parenting skills We do not choose the best there is We go for the best available what is left Differences in religious beliefsincompatible Assortative mating 5 CharaCteriStiCS39 OCEAN39 oppeness conscientiousness extraversion agreeableness neuroticism 91615 80 o want 6ft or taller Tall men tend to have higher status make more money more and earlier promotions Taller men tend to have prettier girlfriends Physical protection is one of the important traits to women Women prefer mates that are healthy Physical appearance is a fitness indicator walk talk well energetic etc Women want men with good immune systems Lovecommitment is a latent variable Channeling your resources not only money but time It matters that you invest time in her Kindness not only to her but offspring Kind parents produce kind offspring genetically A kind man listens supports shows size and strength by being there Women are judicious prudent and choosy 91815 What men want and why Human Sexuality Long term mating is a human universal 90 end up in a long term relationship 6000 generations of humans Three layers of longterm mating Religious layer Civil layer Personal layer Polygyny 1 male with multiple wives monogamy and Divorce divorce around 50 Adultery Why would our ancestral fathers Marry or commit To a longterm relationship Ground rules set by our Ancestral Mothers Reliable signs of commitment Men who don t have the standards fail in the mating game Protection not only of the women but also her offspring Mate quality Adaptive problems men face Constraints are costly Time Resources Opportunity costs Opportunity COStS39 The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a specific action What did our ancestral mothers have that compensates for the heavy opportunity costs she imposes on our ancestral fathers Reproductive success Fecundity Fruitfulness and fertility the ability to produce abundant healthy growth or o spnng Premises SeXspecific differences in parental investment Ancestral mothers impose reproductive constraints on ancestral fathers Problems men must solve 1 Successfully estimate their own mate value 2 Successfully estimate the sexual accessibility of women 3 Successfully estimate the reproductive potential of women a That is the potential fecundity of women 4 Successfully estimate women s goodparenting skills 5 Successfully identify women willing and able a To commit to a longterm relationship to that male 6 Identify characteristics in the women that ensure paternity certainty Looks Human Sexuality Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Ugly duckling Twilight Zone 1960 But it is not just the individual beholder it is also the species of the beholder Mate Preferences Part B Triver s Parental Investment theory Heavy invested sex choosy Created intersexual competition Less invested sexcompete with one another Creates intrasexual competition Intersexual competition tst of these 2 sets of adaptive problems Problem choosing women who are fertile To develop adaptive solutionstraits Benefits outweigh costs Genetic underpinnings Variation Detectable signals of adaptive problem Reproductive value youth is not the critical variable It is an indicator of that variable reproductive value Cues related to Reproductive value Range from color of lips to waisttohip ratio Facial symmetry Reproductive value Fertility Health The Medial and Preference 92315 Does not cause preferences but act as supernormal stimulus exploiting evolved adaptive preferences supernormal StimU39US exaggerated version of a stimulus to which there is a preexisting response tendency or any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus for which it evolved Or it is any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus for which is evolved Examples Moths to flames drug addiction french fries etc Results in unreasonably high standards to attain Our media tells lies that sound like the truth Old people are al the lowest rate to get robbed They are out of contact with reality Human Sexuality The old people watch more news radio etc More that they watch more they feel at risk We base our estimate of mating success on the media We set our standards to high for potential partners


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