Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Matt Beckwith (
26 Aug 1996 11:16:14 GMT (Bryant) wrote:
>Matt Beckwith <> wrote:
>> (Bryant) wrote:

>>>Cuckoldry seems to have been a rather regular part of the human
>>>experience, though. Getting a fella with resources to raise the >offspring

>>What's so good about the genes of a man who has nothing to invest in a

>Excellent question. I'm not sure. It appears that the guys who inspire
>female orgasm, because they display high degrees of developmental
>stability, were better able than other fellows to overcome parasitic,
>nutritional, and other stresses during development. The hypothesis is
>that there is a heritable component to this stress resistance, making
>female orgasm part of a "good genes" strategy: secure investment from >one
>guy, secure sperm from another.

Wow, somebody actually answered a post of mine with something other than
hostility. I think this is going to be a good day!

So it isn't that cuckolds are superior by virtue of being cuckolds, but
that women sleep with men who are attractive to them, and the attractive
men become cuckolds because so many women want them.

So how would we get an attractive, faithful man? The cuckold would have
to finally want more from a relationship, and realize that you can't get
that without commitment.


Matt Beckwith