The gene female infidelity: what scientists say

Ген женской неверности: что говорят ученые


Cheating is one of the major causes of family disintegration, a phenomenon blamed especially tough in all cultures, religions and traditions. Whether it is associated with behavioral characteristics, personality or lack of discipline is determined physiologically inherent in some people’s nature? Of special interest is a woman’s infidelity, because even the real threat of deprivation of life in a number of traditional norms and even legislation of certain countries does not stop some ladies from edit.

In the newspaper “Science” with reference to the MIGnews Agency in 2004 published the results of research British scientists and biologists led by Robin Baker. He claims that almost 100% of women cheat on their spouses. The study was carried out during 5 years based on the methods of genetic engineering and scientific hypnosis. They were attended by 5 000 married women of age group 30-40 years. After processing, the results revealed another sensational read every 9th child in the family (11%) were not born of the lawful wife, and as a result of infidelity. Moreover, most women have found out about it only when scientists told them the results. Born children born as a result of adultery with random men during ovulation, when the peak of sexual activity and recklessness in women reaches a maximum. Getting such stunning results Baker made the assumption that these infidelities is more than the thirst for attention and love. According to his hypothesis, the driving force behind infidelity is a special gene in the human body, which pushes the violation of moral principles and the institution of marriage.

His research was later continued by other scientists to test and confirm or refute this hypothesis. So, at the end of 2014, according to the Naked Science publications, the Finnish scientists analyzed the behavioral reactions studied 7 400 pairs of identical twins of reproductive age (18-49 years), of which 9.8% of men and 6.4% of women were unfaithful to spouses for a long time (at least last year). After examining the reasons and relationships in pairs, the scientists came to the conclusion that the contribution of genetic factor in the occurrence of infidelity is 63% in men and 40% women. But the “cheating gene” Finnish scientists failed to detect.

It was done later, as a result of two independent from each other research. One of them is American, the Binghamton University laboratory of evolutionary anthropology and health under the leadership of D. Garcia, where it was proved that the “infidelity gene” exists, and it encodes the vasopressin receptor — specific hormone involved in attachment formation and empathy to the partners, the formation of a close bond of trust. The status of this gene affect the frequency of cheating only for women and men such dependence is manifested. Encoding receptors in the brain was first noted by scientists in the study of behavioral responses of voles. Yellow-bellied voles and monogamous to the end faithful to one partner, while mining and 97% of other subspecies never linger in burrows partners with whom to mate. Discovering the relation of vasopressin with such behavioral reactions and was the basis of human behavior, and this relationship was later confirmed by scientists. A study conducted by Australian scientists from the Queensland (University of Queensland in Australia). They examined 7,000 people, consisting of family and marital relationship. According to an anonymous survey, 400 people confessed to infidelity second half. All the unfaithful ladies of the representative group was discovered the AVPR1A gene in an altered combination. It is noteworthy that the presence of this gene in males has no direct effect on the desire to change. Gene mutations affect DNA, determining the increased dependence on the hormone dopamine — the pleasure hormone. As a result, the dependence on the thrill of sex with such women the same drug. And the most vivid sensations they experience from relationships with new partners.

But the man — a complex natural mechanism. And even genetic mutations, in the presence of constraining socio-cultural, religious and other factors, he is able to manage. Scientists continue its development, the results of which could be applied in practice. By the way, anonymous surveys of more than 200 thousand respondents international Dating site revealed that most of the change happens in the environment. This may be the reason for the following research…

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