Universal sex differences in the desire for sexual variety: tests from 52 nations, 6 continents, and 13 islands.

@article{Schmitt2003UniversalSD,
  title={Universal sex differences in the desire for sexual variety: tests from 52 nations, 6 continents, and 13 islands.},
  author={D. P. Schmitt and L. Alcalay and J. Allik and Lara K. Ault and I. Austers and K. Bennett and G. Bianchi and Fredric Boholst and Mary Ann Borg Cunen and J. Braeckman and E. G. Brainerd and L. G. A. Caral and G. Caron and Mar{\'i}a Martina Casullo and M. Cunningham and Ikuo Daibo and Charlotte De Backer and Eros De Souza and Rolando D{\'i}az-Loving and G. Diniz and K. Durkin and M. Echegaray and E. Eremsoy and H. Euler and Ruth Falzon and Maryanne L. Fisher and Dolores Foley and D. Fry and Sirpa Fry and M. Ghayur and D. L. Golden and K. Grammer and L. Grimaldi and J. Halberstadt and Dora Herrera and Janine Hertel and Heather Hoffmann and D. Hooper and Z. Hradilekova and Jasna Hudek-Kene-evi and Jas Jaafer and M. Jankauskaitė and Heidi Kabangu-Stahel and Igor Kardum and B. Khoury and Hayrran Kwon and Kaia Laidra and A. Laireiter and Dustin Lakerveld and A. Lampert and M. Lauri and M. Lavall{\'e}{\'e} and Suk-Jae Lee and L. C. Leung and K. Locke and Vance Locke and I. Luk{\vs}{\'i}k and I. Magaisa and Dalia Marcinkevi{\vc}ienė and Andr{\'e} Mata and Rui Mata and B. McCarthy and Michael E. Mills and Jo{\~a}o Moreira and S{\'e}rgio Moreira and M. Moya and M. Munyae and P. Noller and A. Opre and Alexia Panayiotou and N. Petrovi{\'c} and K. Poels and M. Popper and Maria Poulimenou and Volodymyr P'yatokha and M. Raymond and U. Reips and S. E. Reneau and Sof{\'i}a Rivera-Arag{\'o}n and W. Rowatt and W. Ruch and V. Rus and M. Safir and Sonia Salas and F. Sambataro and K. Sandnabba and Marion K. Schulmeyer and A. Sch{\"u}tz and T. Scrimali and T. Shackelford and P. Shaver and Francis J Sichona and F. Simonetti and Tilahun Sinehsaw and T. Speelman and Spyros I. Spyrou and H. S{\"u}mer and N. S{\"u}mer and Marianna Supekov{\'a} and T. Szlendak and R. Taylor and Bert Timmermans and W. Tooke and I. Tsaousis and F. Tungaraza and Griet Vandermassen and T. Vanhoomissen and F. Van Overwalle and I. Vanwesenbeeck and P. Vasey and Jo{\~a}o Ver{\'i}ssimo and M. Voracek and W. Wan and T. Wang and Peter Weiss and Andika Wijaya and L. Woertman and G. Youn and A. Zupan{\`e}i{\`e}},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          85-104
        }
}
Evolutionary psychologists have hypothesized that men and women possess both long-term and short-term mating strategies, with men's short-term strategy differentially rooted in the desire for sexual variety. In this article, findings from a cross-cultural survey of 16,288 people across 10 major world regions (including North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia) demonstrate that sex differences… Expand
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