Men and women have evolved emotional mechanisms that alert them when their sexual strategy is interfered with
Women’s negative emotions resulting from casual sex. A women needs sufficient signs of investment to continue a sexual relationship, if she doesn’t get them then her emotions act as an alarm to get out of the relationship
Men can maintain sexual relationships without investment and be content
Men find it impossible to maintain low investment relationships because women demand investment and commitment or they will end the relationship
Women’s Stages of Sexual Awareness Concerning their Reactions to Casual Sex
Stage 1: Coming Out
A woman begins to test her sexual attractiveness and power. She is not yet concerned with signs of investment from men.
Stage 2: Awareness and Denial
Women are more experienced with casual sex. They are aware that negative feelings arise from not enough investment from men. These women may deny their strong emotions.
Stage 3: Rejection of Casual Sex
Women have experienced casual sex and realized that they don’t want it. They realize that they cannot control the balance between investment desired and investment received, they realize sex causes them to become emotional and feel attached, and monogamy feels most right to them.