The evolution of human female sexuality: a cross-cultural perspective

Journal of Anthropological Research Vol/Iss. 40 Published In Pages: 202-210
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


This paper suggests a tentative analysis of continuous female sexual receptivity based on a random sample of mammals and birds. It is suggested that humans developed continuous female sexual receptivity because humans have the unusual combination of long infant dependency, group living, and male-female bonding.

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