Why mammals prefer to have just one sexual partner

30 July 2013

dr-christopher-opie

"While people cheating on their partners is frowned upon in modern society, monogamy among mammals is something of an evolutionary puzzle. Some stick to one sexual partner for a lifetime. That is why the evolution of monogamy among mammals is hotly debated. Two studies published this week, including one I worked on, weigh in on the debate." - Writes Dr Christopher Opie (UCL Anthropology) in The Conversation