Posts Tagged ‘group sex’

Hunter-gatherers recast as group sex fiends

August 11, 2010

Um, why didn’t anybody tell me about the book Sex at Dawn? Was everybody Twittering it last month and I failed to notice?

Here’s Gizmodo‘s synopsis of the argument:

• Before humans settled down into civilization, we were small bands of hunter-gatherers who had no notion of sexual monogamy. Within our relatively small tribes, most humans had multiple partners, primarily from within the tribal group, although occasionally we’d have a dalliance with a stranger to keep the DNA pool zesty. Children had multiple social “fathers”, jealousy was nearly nonexistent, and relatively easy access to calories kept us fit, happy, and satisfied well into our 70s and 80s—provided we managed to get past the perils of high mortality rates expected from a wild environment and primitive medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

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