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In fact, new research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, by Dr.Terri Conley at the University of Michigan, has shown that women are just as likely to say yes to a casual sexual encounter as men.I find the field of evolutionary psychology frustrating and not helpful in our progression towards equality for men and women.I can certainly appreciate your concerns about the limitations of evolutionary psychology, and I should point out that nowhere in this article do I say that it is THE explanation or the only explanation for why some people report greater desire for multiple partners.In fact, when I teach about evolutionary psychology in college courses, I make sure to cover these alternative explanations and viewpoints (e.g., Alice Eagly’s Social Role Theory).I also spend time discussing what many see as shortcomings of the theory (e.g., How does it account for the phenomenon of homosexuality? Like all theories, evolutionary psychology has its weaker points and, as I mentioned above, I do not believe it is the only way to explain gender differences in partner selection and I never meant to imply that by focusing on it in my article.In the article you say, "Research from around the world has shown that men have significantly greater desire for “sexual variety” (i.e., having a lot of different partners) over the course of their lives than women." First of all, this comment is way too general.As social scientists, it's dangerous to throw around broad statements like this. Second of all, could it be that men saying they want more sex and more partners has less to do with biology and more to do with the fact that due to societal constraints, women are not allowed to have/show these feelings, while men are encouraged to have them?
It puts men and women on an equal playing field when it comes to the burden of raising non-existent children after a steamy night out.
As a result, the best evolutionary strategy for women is usually to be selective and hold out for a partner who will be reliable.