All posts for the day October 12th, 2011

Sex, status, and reproductive success

Published October 12, 2011 by Tony



Tell us your intercourse number and we could know your IQ!

The magazine “Psychology Today” announced the results of a survey conducted by the ‘National Survey of Family Growth’, a search on sex life entitled “Sex, status, and reproductive success in the contemporary United States”. The study, carried out by the sociologist Rosemary Hopcroft (University of North Carolina), involved a huge number of Americans (both men and women) and it shows how social status,  socio-economic situation and education level has a direct effect on the frequency of sexual activity.
I’m sorry for brains, but this study shows that the of sexual liveliness is inversely proportional to IQ.

Hopcroft summarizes: “intelligence is negatively associated with frequency of sexual activity … .. the higher your level of education and fewer partners you will have in life.”
Indeed, graduates (university degree) even have half chance compared with who obtain a diploma (high school qualification).
But the study also involved young people and even in this case the results do not change.
Among adolescents who engage more in the study, virtually swots, there is a higher percentage of subjects still virgins.
Some might argue that among them some youngs probably are not so ‘cute’, but is not a question of look, because even the handsome guys who study more, are less interested in sex then.
Logical to assume that these individuals spend less time on recreational activities, with a ‘social life’ not very active. The reasons of such a peculiarity are maybe related to biology and the evolution theory.
Aurelio José Figueredo, evolutionary psychologist at the University of Arizona, examines the issue by assuming that ‘those who are more intelligent’ have ‘more resources‘ and although having less chance to reproduce, if he had a son, could devote more resources, however.

That said, school degrees or intelligence evidently get no importance in bed!

Thinks get worse if we consider the study of the contribution of sexual selection to brain evolution carried out by the biologist Scott Pitnick, at Syracuse University. After comparing the brain size and testis of 334 species of bats, he came to the conclusion that brain size was inversely proportional to their testicles size. In other words, animals with less developed brains have larger testes and therefore more fertile too. Pitnick says a likely explanation for this relationship relates to the energetic demands of producing and maintaining both brain and sperm cells; males cannot afford a lot of both.

In conclusion, if you still are in time, decide …. culture or sex?