Human Female Orgasm as Evolved Signal: A Test of Two Hypotheses

@article{Ellsworth2013HumanFO,
  title={Human Female Orgasm as Evolved Signal: A Test of Two Hypotheses},
  author={Ryan M. Ellsworth and Drew H. Bailey},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={1545-1554}
}
We present the results of a study designed to empirically test predictions derived from two hypotheses regarding human female orgasm behavior as an evolved communicative trait or signal. One hypothesis tested was the female fidelity hypothesis, which posits that human female orgasm signals a woman’s sexual satisfaction and therefore her likelihood of future fidelity to a partner. The other was sire choice hypothesis, which posits that women’s orgasm behavior signals increased chances of… Expand

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