Jan 232014
 

In October 2013 the German newspaper WELT ran an interview with Chris Ryan, who wrote Sex at Dawn with his wife Cacilda Jethá. At the end of the interview the author of the article said a contract for a german edition of Sex at Dawn was currently discussed. Chris Ryan confirms: no german edition of …read more

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 23/01/2014, Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 21:26 pm  Worth reading Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Aug 112013
 

The debate whether polygamy or monogamy is the natural way of life often misses important points as it is too focused on polygyny. A recent example is an article by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times claiming that monogamy brings an evolutionary advantage. The article is part of the discussion which was initiated in …read more

 11/08/2013, Last updated: August 11, 2013 at 16:50 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Aug 042013
 

Monogamy is often presented by its proponents as the only natural and acceptable form of human family life. Scientifically this is not tenable, as is clear from statements by Peter Kappeler, Professor of sociobiology and anthropology at the University of Göttingen and Head of the Department of Behavioral Economics and Sociobiology at the German Primate …read more

 04/08/2013, Last updated: August 4, 2013 at 17:02 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 032013
 

Two studies of monogamy in mammals and primates recently gained much attention by the media, partly because they contradict the bestseller Sex at Dawn (see list of reports under this article). Accordingly on Facebook and Twitter there were questions about them to Chris Ryan, who together with his wife Cacilda Jethá has written Sex at Dawn, …read more

 03/08/2013, Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 10:32 am  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Feb 032013
 

One of the basic assumptions of Western culture is that monogamy is superior to polygamy and polyamory as a relationship form. A recent article by psychologists at the University of Michigan found no evidence for these assumptions. The article “A Critical Examination of Popular Assumptions about the Benefits and Outcomes of Monogamous Relationships” concludes from …read more

Jan 012013
 

On december 13th 2012 the german radio station SWR 2 in its series Impulse had a five minute feature about the book Sex at Dawn by Chris Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. The feature summarizes the main points of the book in an entertaining and easy to understand way and provides a stimulating introduction to this “revolutionary …read more

Nov 262012
 

When a book like Sex at Dawn 1 by Christopher Ryan (PhD) and his wife Cacilda Jethá (MD), becomes a New York Times bestseller, gets praised as “most important book about human sexuality since Kinsey” and is showered with awards around the world, that is already some indication that it might be worth reading. If …read more