The Kicker

As Matt Ridley comments, even a woman who has no need to have sex with many men in order to protect or support herself has one very good reason to have sex with one man other than her husband. Namely, that his sperm will be better. “This is because her husband is, almost by definition, usually not the best male there is – else how has he ended up married to her?”

This means that our ancestors may after all have been correct to think that contraception would be destructive of fidelity, though they failed to elaborate the correct reason. For the fewer children a woman bears, the more necessary it becomes – for the sake of quality grandchildren – that they be from the “right” man, which in terms of genetic fitness is unlikely to be her husband.

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 08:23 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: WHAT WOMEN WANT, The Cult Of St. Joseph

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