Adaptations to Ovulation

  title={Adaptations to Ovulation},
  author={S. Gangestad and R. Thornhill and C. Garver-Apgar},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={312 - 316}
  • S. Gangestad, R. Thornhill, C. Garver-Apgar
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • In socially monogamous species in which males heavily invest in offspring, there arises an inevitable genetic conflict between partners over whether investing males become biological fathers of their partners' offspring. Humans are such a species. The ovulatory-shift hypothesis proposes that changes in women's mate preferences and sexual interests across the cycle are footprints of this conflict. When fertile (mid-cycle), women find masculine bodily and behavioral features particularly sexy and… CONTINUE READING
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