On Wednesday, scientists at University of Oxford, gathered evidence for the first time that backs up the theory that when it comes to sex, people fall into two solid categories – promiscuity or faithfulness. It turns out that it may have a lot to do with the length of men’s fingers!
Homo sapiens are different from other mammals who fall into polygamous or monogamous categories. But now, the team at University of Oxford, has found statistics to show these differences.
“We observed what appears to be a cluster of males and a cluster of females who are more inclined to ‘stay,’ with a separate cluster of males and females being more inclined to ‘stray’ when it comes to sexual relationships,” said Rafael Wlodarski, an experimental psychologist and study co-author.
First, the researchers held an online questionnaire on sexual habits, that was completed by 585 North American and British students who’s ages ranged between 18-63. Then, they took data from 1300+ British men and women about the length of their ring fingers to investigate their “2D:4D” ratio.
What is the “2D:4D” ratio? It’s the idea that the length of one’s index finger is a result of how much testosterone they were exposed to inside of the womb. How much longer the ring finger is in comparison to the index finger indicates higher levels of testosterone.
The 2D:4D study along with the questionnaire gave the researchers much anticipated data showing that 57% of men are more likely to be cheaters, and 43% likely to stay faithful in relationships. In women, they found almost the opposite – 47% likely to cheat, while 53% likely to stay faithful.
Robin Dunbar, a professor at Oxford, said, “Human behaviour is influenced by many factors, such as the environment and life experience,” said unit that did the research. What happens in the womb might have only have a very minor effect on something as complex as sexual relationships.”
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