If you want to see what studies are out there, you can go to http://scholar.google.com
. To actually read the studies you need to pay or do it through a university or something like that. I'd just search for stuff like "female sexual attraction and dominance" or something. Let's see what that does... http://scholar.google.nl/scholar?hl=nl&q...=&as_vis=0
Doesn't immediately answer our question, but you can go from there.
A very effective way to search is to find a highly relevant article and then look for both articles that the article cites and is cited by.
(This is fun. Check this one out.)
Quote:Sex Without Emotional Involvement: An
Evolutionary Interpretation of Sex Differenees
John Marshall Townsend, Ph.D. 1
Two samples of male (n = 243) and female (n = 298) colIege students
completed sexual surveys, and in-depth, oral interviews were conducted with
28 highly sexually active female college students. Findings supported five
predictions derived from evolutionary (parental-investment) theory. Even when
females voluntarily engaged in low-investment copulation, coitus typically
caused them to feel emotionally vulnerable, and to have thoughts expressing
anxiety about partners' willingness to invest. For females, increasing numbers
of partners correlated positively with the incidence of these feelings and
thoughts; for males, these correlations were negative. Females' attempts to
continue regular coitus when they desired more investment than partners were
willing to give produced feelings of distress, degradation, and exploitation
despite acceptance of liberal sexual morality. Increasing numbers of partners
did not mitigate these reactions in females and may exacerbate them.
Multiple-partner females developed techniques for dealing with their emotional
reaetions to low-investment copulation: They frequently tested their partners
for signs of ability and willingness to invest (e.g., dominance, prowess, jealousy,
nurturance), and they limited or terminated sexual relations when they
perceived partners' investment as inadequate. Results were consistent with the
view that the emotional-motivational mechanisms that mediate sexual arousal
and attraction are sexually dimorphic.
Herein lies the power of connecting emotionally!
Quote:Changes in women's sexual interests and their partner's mate–retention tactics across the menstrual cycle: evidence for shifting conflicts of interest
S. W. Gangestad1,*,
R. Thornhill2 and
C. E. Garver1
Because ancestral women could have obtained genetic benefits through extra–pair sex only near ovulation, but paid costs of extra–pair sex throughout the cycle, one might expect selection to have shaped female interest in partners, other than primary partners, to be greater near ovulation than during the luteal phase. Because men would have paid heavier costs if their partners had extra–pair sex near ovulation, one might also expect selection to have shaped male's efforts to track their primary partners' whereabouts to be increased near ovulation, relative to the luteal phase. Women filled out questionnaires about their sexual interests and their partners' mate–retention tactics twice: once within 5 days before a lutenizing hormone surge and once during the luteal phase. Results showed that: (i) women reported greater sexual interest in, and fantasy about, non–primary partners near ovulation than during the luteal phase; (ii) women did not report significantly greater sexual interest in, and fantasy about, primary partners near ovulation; (iii) women reported that their primary partners were both more attentive and more proprietary near ovulation.