QUEENSLAND, November 23 – New Australian studies have found that men and women who are more extroverted may have more sex than their more introverted partners.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Queensland Technical University, exploring data collected from 2,998 heterosexual men and 1,480 heterosexual women who participated in the Australian sex study in 2016.
The participants responded to a number of socio-demographic issues, as well as completing the BIG 5 Individuality Test, which is currently the most widely accepted personality system measuring the levels of extremism, pleasure, neuroticism, conscience and openness to experience.
Findings published in the journal Personality and individual differences, show that in both men and women the higher level of extravasation is associated with a higher level of sexual frequency, a result that is also consistent with previous studies.
In addition, for men, a large number of personality traits, in particular, who are more conscious, more emotionally stable, more enjoyable, and more extroverted, are also associated with more sexual activity.
Higher extraversion or lower openness in men is also associated with more children.
However, only the "more enjoyable" females had more children.
Findings suggest that certain combinations of personality traits may give men an advantage in partner search and reproduction, but not necessarily in females.
"Throughout history, competitive advantages have helped men and women achieve greater success in their profession, sport, artistic endeavors, ability to acquire and provide resources, and ultimately survival," said Dr. Stephen White.
"However, little is known about the advantages or disadvantages that the person offers in sexual activity and the success of the offspring." Science does not really have a solid understanding of how individuals characterize the impact of human mating and reproductive behavior and, in particular, whether some individuals are preferred by male or female.
"Our findings show that the greater variation in male features and their special combinations may give them an advantage when it comes to sex and reproduction, but that does not seem to be the case with the women we analyzed," he said. – AFP-Relaxnews