En el principio era el sexo: Los orígenes de la sexualidad by Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá

By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá

Desde los tiempos de Darwin, nos han contando que nuestra especie tiende naturalmente a l. a. monogamia sexual. Tanto los angeles ortodoxia científica como las instituciones religiosas y culturales mantienen que hombres y mujeres hemos evolucionado en familias en las que los unos intercambiaban sus posesiones y su protección por l. a. fertilidad y fidelidad de las otras. Pero este discurso se desmorona. Cada día se casan menos parejas, y los índices de divorcio aumentan sin cesar, mientras el adulterio y l. a. disminución del deseo hacen naufragar incluso matrimonios en apariencia sólidos.¿Cómo conciliar l. a. realidad con el discurso imperante? Según los pensadores Christopher Ryan y Cacilda Jethá, es imposible. Y, en este libro provocativo y brillante, a l. a. vez querebaten casi todo lo que «sabemos» del sexo, ofrecen una atrevida explicación alternativa.La tesis valuable de Ryan y Jethá es que los seres humanos evolucionamos en su día en grupos igualitaristas que compartían los angeles comida, el cuidado de los niños y, a menudo, las parejas sexuales. Entretejiendo indicios convergentes —obviados habitualmente— que nos ofrecen los angeles antropología, los angeles arqueología, l. a. primatología, l. a. anatomía y los angeles psicología sexual, los autores ponen de manifiesto lo lejos que está los angeles monogamia de formar parte de los angeles naturaleza humana.En el principio period el sexo, siguiendo l. a. tradición de los angeles mejor literatura histórica y científica, da l. a. vuelta con insolencia a postulados injustificados y a conclusiones sin fundamento, ofreciendo a cambio una forma revolucionaria de entender por qué vivimos y amamos como lo hacemos.

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