Thursday, May 31, 2007

What Kind of People Are Promiscuous?

In a study conducted by psychologists Patrick Markey of Villanova University and Charlotte Markey of Rutgers University, people who are socially dominant and either very friendly or very antagonistic tend to be more sexually promiscuous.

Outgoing, warm people might sleep with others in order to share their warmth, but antagonistic people may engage in casual sex to avoid having a monogamous relationship. Having a dominant personality is also a key attribute, which makes it easier to approach new partners.

People who are either extremely warm or extremely cold toward others tend to be promiscuous -- and that people who are just lukewarm have the fewest sexual partners.

Patrick Markey found it particularly interesting that warm people tend to be promiscuous, because this flies in the face of traditional moral teaching that promiscuity is wrong.

The results of this study ring true to me -- and I should know.

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