Bioevolution in Human Polygamous Procreation?

Phyllis Williams pwilliam at sinclair.edu
Tue Oct 20 10:25:11 EST 1998

These ideas sound a lot like the ideas presented in a book entitled "Sperm
Wars"...I loaned the book to a colleague so do not have the author's name.
This is a very interesting book in which the author explains all sexual
behavior (human) from a genetic/evolutionary point of view.  The author
sounds authoritative, but I don't recall any footnotes citing actual
studies.  It is worth reading, but unsettling because human behavior is
explained from an animal behavior perspective, as if humans are
genetically driven to do certain things.
Phyllis Williams, Sinclair CC, Dayton OH

On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, anonymous wrote:

> Hi,
> During a lecture in Psychology 18: Human Development @ Sac City College,
> Davis, CA, the following statements we're made by several classmates but
> could not be verified:
> Concerning polygamous heterosexuality & pregnancy:
> * A woman's regular partner's sperm will be dominant and agressively
> "attack" a foreign or new partner's sperm if both are present in the woman's
> sexual organs at the same time. ( Territorial Phagocytosis of some sort ?)
> * A woman who has sperm in her from 2 different partners, will fertilize
> with the partner who has given her the most pleasure and/or the partner whom
> she has the strongest attraction for. ( Does orgasm have any physiological
> effects on fertility?)
> Can anyone verify these or similiar points and possibly site case studies or
> research?
> Please respond via this newsgroup.
> Thank you.
> No, this is not a request for help with homework. It's just a very
> provocative & interesting subject that I'd like 2 hear more about.
> cdogg in nor cali!
> Re: Bioevolutionary Adaptation of Spermatazoa/Procreation in Polygamous
> Heterosexuality

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