Current Fertility Status Does Not Predict Sociosexual Attitudes and Desires in Normally Ovulating Women

  title={Current Fertility Status Does Not Predict Sociosexual Attitudes and Desires in Normally Ovulating Women},
  author={Andrew G. Thomas and Stephanie Armstrong and Steve Stewart-Williams and Benedict C. Jones},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychology},
Previous research has found that women at peak fertility show greater interest in extra-pair sex. However, recent replications have failed to detect this effect. In this study, we add to this ongoing debate by testing whether sociosexuality (the willingness to have sex in the absence of commitment) is higher in women who are at peak fertility. A sample of normally ovulating women (N = 773) completed a measure of sociosexuality and had their current fertility status estimated using the backward… Expand

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