The Evolution of Homoerotic Behavior in Humans

  title={The Evolution of Homoerotic Behavior in Humans},
  author={Frank Muscarella},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={51 - 77}
  • F. Muscarella
  • Published 7 December 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Abstract This paper presents a theoretical model for the evolution of same-sex sexual behavior, or homoerotic behavior, in humans. Contrary to the traditional study of the topic, the emphasis is on homoerotic behavior itself, irrespective of sexual orientation. It is an inferential model drawn from cross-species evidence, cross-cultural evidence, and current evolutionary theory. It is posited that humans evolved a disposition for homoerotic behavior because it increased same-sex affiliation… 

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