Social preferences based on sexual attractiveness: a female strategy to reduce male sexual attention.

Abstract

Male sexual harassment of females is common across sexually reproducing species and can result in fitness costs to females. We hypothesized that females can reduce unwanted male attention by constructing a social niche where their female associates are more sexually attractive than themselves, thus influencing the decision-making of males to their advantage… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2212

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