Just read an article and I am fascinated by these statistics below. But the article asks the question are monogamous relationships more nurture than nature, can sex be separated from love. Should we all be open to open relationships, I would be. Lifeâ€™s statistics make a mockery of our cultural dedication to monogamous relationships. Monogamy is expected by 95% of couples, yet a survey, by the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University, of sexually active Seattle residents aged 18-39 found 27% of men and 18% of women reported that during their most recent sexual relationship, they had had sex with at least one other partner. Is this shocking? If youâ€™re a regular tabloid reader, probably not.
More astonishingly, in the 1990s, Robin Baker, then an evolutionary biologist at Manchester University, discovered that 8% of children are conceived when a woman has recently slept with another man. Another statistic reveals that 10% of children in Britain donâ€™t belong to the men theyâ€™re supposed to . This, says Baker, â€œis normal behaviour for a mammalâ€. His novel, Primal, explores what happens when humans revert to their instincts, away from societal restrictions. â€œItâ€™s nurture, not nature, that makes us monogamous,â€ he says.
The whole article http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/relationshi etc ...