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As noted above, evolutionary theories suggest that (heterosexual) females should be more choosy than males, because they typically invest far more resources in raising offspring (men have enough time and sperm that their genes are going to be more successful if they adopt a scattergun approach!). A disclaimer here is that, in humans, research on sex ...


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Short answer Females are more sensitive to some, but not all somatosensory stimuli. Males are either less sensitive, or as sensitive as females. Background A normative study by Blankenburg et al. (2010) determined reference values for a battery of somatosensory tests including cold detection threshold (CDT); warm detection threshold (WDT); thermal sensory ...



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