[Dr. Michael] Gumert found after a male grooms a female, the likelihood that she will engage in sexual activity with the male was about three times more than if the grooming had not occurred.Hmm...does this prove men evolved from monkeys? Or maybe it proves women of all species can make monkeys out of men. I'm just saying...
And as with other commodities, the value of sex is affected by supply and demand factors: A male would spend more time grooming a female if there were fewer females in the vicinity.
"And when the female supply is higher, the male spends less time on grooming ... The mating actually becomes cheaper depending on the market," Gumert said.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
How monkeys and men are similar
This might interest some of you guys. According to a primatologist who studied 50 long-tailed macaques for the past 20 months, monkeys treat sex as a commodity.