Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans

  title={Adaptation to Sperm Competition in Humans},
  author={Todd K. Shackelford and Aaron T. Goetz},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={47 - 50}
With the recognition, afforded by recent evolutionary science, that female infidelity was a recurrent feature of modern humans' evolutionary history has come the development of a unique area in the study of human mating: sperm competition. A form of male–male postcopulatory competition, sperm competition occurs when the sperm of two or more males concurrently occupy the reproductive tract of a female and compete to fertilize her ova. Males must compete for mates, but if two or more males have… Expand
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