Paternity Uncertainty and Parent–Offspring Conflict Explain Restrictions on Female Premarital Sex across Societies

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 33 Springer Published In Pages: 215-235
By Šaffa, Gabriel, Duda, Pavel, Zrzavý, Jan


Female premarital sex is more likely to be restricted in societies that do not allow for extramarital sex.


This is a proxy for whether men control the prevalence of premarital sex. Posterior probability (PP) = 99.42%, b=.78, compatibility interval (CI) = (.29, 1.79).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordered Logistic RegressionSupportedUNKNOWNb=.78UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Extramarital SexIndependentExtramarital Sex Relations
Female Premarital SexDependentPremarital Sex Relations