These results also reveal that more men than women are attracted to the idea of having someone be sexually submissive to them. What is lacking about the mainstream depictions of BDSM is variety. A lot of cultural dialogue around the subject, including mainstream media sources, have imposed a heterosexual idea that reinforces existing gender binaries, where the man is the dominant partner and the woman the submissive. It ignores the experiences of sexually submissive men and dominant women, arguably because they flout social customs. We live in a sexist patriarchal culture that promotes and profits off the physical and emotional submission of women. Pseudonyms have been used for the people interviewed, to protect their privacy, as well as their current and future employment opportunities.
PMID: Abstract Objectives: Equality between partners is considering a feature of the efficient partnerships in westernized societies. However, the evolutionary consequences of how in-pair chain of command influences reproduction are less known. Allure of some high-ranking women towards low-ranking men represents a puzzle. Methods: Adolescent urban adults men, women filled absent a questionnaire focused on their sexual preference for higher or lower grade partners, their future in-pair hierarchy, after that hierarchy between their parents. Results: Being pairs with a hierarchic disparity amid partners conceive more offspring than pairs of equally-ranking individuals, who, in aim, conceive more offspring than pairs of two dominating partners. Importantly, the advanced reproductive success of hierarchically disparate pairs holds, regardless of which sex, manly or female, is the dominant individual. In addition, the subjects preferring chain of command disparity in partnerships were with better probability sexually aroused by such difference, suggesting that both the partnership favourite and the triggers of sexual awakening may reflect a mating strategy. Conclusion: These results challenge the frequently held belief in within-pair equality as a trademark of functional partnerships.