Read for you on the Daily Mail website. Of course we knew this, but it is another good argument for becoming a member…………
Another reason to be nice: Altruistic people have MORE sex, say scientists
- 800 people asked about relationships and how much they help others
- Found those who help others have more sex through their lifetimes
- Study is the first to show altruism may translate into real mating success
- Altruism mattered more for men’s number of sex partners, study found
Forget going to the gym and buying sexy underwear – if you want to have more sex, what you really need to do is become a nicer person.
According to a recent study, altruistic people are more successful in the bedroom, particularly if they are men.
Whether it’s hooking up or settling down, being more likely to help others makes people enjoy more sexual relations over their lifetimes.
Whether it’s hooking up or settling down, people who are more likely to help others also enjoy more sexual relations over the course of their lifetimes compared to those less selfless
ATTENTIVE PARTNERS HAVE MORE SEX
The recent study is not the first to find people who care more about others have more sex.
Research published last month found that in relationships, the more attentive people are to their partners, the more they have sex.
Earlier research by Professor Barclay also found both men and women are more attracted to people who are altruistic.
According to the new research, that logic carries over to a lifetime’s worth of sexual adventures.
In the paper published in the British Journal of Psychology, a research team led by Professor Steven Arnocky, psychologist at Nipissing University studied the links between people’s sexual history and how kind they are.
‘This study is the first to show that altruism may translate into real mating success in Western populations, that altruists have more mates than non-altruists,’ said Professor Pat Barclay, from the University of Guelph, who also worked on the study.
‘It appears that altruism evolved in our species, in part, because it serves as a signal of other underlying desirable qualities, which helps individuals reproduce,’ Professor Arnocky added
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