Prior to Zietsch and Santtila’s study, the phenomenon of orgasmic pleasures has been in intense discussions among biologists and evolutionists for quite awhile. In fact there exist a number of previous researches that addressed the argument regarding the evolutionary basis of human female orgasm. These studies focused on whether orgasm, especially in female, has an evolutionary adaptive function, and if so, what that function might be. Zietsch and Santtila affirmed that the ‘sire Choice hypothesis recently revealed with accompanying evidences tha...
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...elf, I believe that the results satisfied the study’s objectives, which was to determine if whether the causal link between orgasm and reproductive success exists. In terms of the theoretical debate, it remains undecided if sexual selection is indeed selecting traits that would reduce the cost of reproduction while enhancing the chances of fertility. The results did in fact indicate that orgasm does not influence reproductive success; therefore the theoretical hypothesis appears to be impractical at the moment. In order for sexual selection to act, such trait has to enhance reproductive chances; and since orgasm and fertility has no correlation, it means that the trait has been selected for different reasons rather than sexual reproduction. The theories of evolution remain true and unchallenged, although the possibility of future findings might demonstrate otherwise.
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