Study: Both Mean and Nice People Can Be Big Sluts

A study out of Villanova and Rutgers Universities, conducted by the husband and wife team Patrick Markey and Charlotte Markey, asked a sample of 210 adults about their frequency of sex, sex partners, and rated their personality types, and came to the only shocking to hear it in the media conclusion that:

Friendly, warm people may enjoy sharing their warmth with others by sleeping with them, whereas antagonistic people may sleep around to avoid having a monogamous relationship.

Kicking off, one: is it just a trend, or total hubris, to tread the hallowed ground of married couple sex researchers? Especially when that means contending with the likes of true heavies Alfred Kinsey and Clara “Mac” McMillen and William Masters and Virginia E. Johnson?

Second, we’re not sure what the benchmark for “promiscuous” behavior is, but having hard evidence that sleeping around quite a lot can be both a warm, giving act as well as a strategy for non-attachment (in likely the least Buddhist of senses) bodes well for PopSexSci.

The published study (graduate students, start your citations) will appear in the Journal of Research in Personality (and, go, go, Google Scholar Search, like, whoah!).

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