Re: homosexuality as an evolutionary adaptation...

Harvey Newstrom (
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 13:42:59 -0500

Charlie Stross <> wrote on Thursday, December 02, 1999 5:14 am,
> I'm inclined to think that much sexual behavior in humans is entirely
> orthogonal to reproductive issues and has little, if anything, to do
> with reproductive fitness. But then, that goes for a lot of behavior;
> alcoholism or drug use, for example. (Which, incidentally, are not
> to humans.)

Very good point. I personally believe that most of the sex drive is geared toward the pursuit of pleasure, not the pursuit of reproduction. Enjoyment of sex is not enhanced when conception occurs.

Harvey Newstrom <mailto://>
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