Link between gene and infidelity/promiscuity

Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by PerfectlySexy, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. PerfectlySexy

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    Thought this might interest folks here.

    PLoS ONE: Associations between Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene Variation with Both Infidelity and Sexual Promiscuity
     
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    And yet, not only was the study done with self-reporting methods on a college campus, but also it's dependent on a dopamine receptor gene variant, suggesting at best the same tenuous connection we see with "inherited addiction".

    While it is true that genetics can do a lot, for things like this, the upbringing environment -- "nurture" -- has a much larger effect.
     
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    Should have used that excuse with my ex "I just can't help fucking other women, I'm a prisoner of my genes!" :smile:
     
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