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After all, women are more financially independent today than ever before. S., for the first time in history, the number of women in the labor market exceeds the number of men.In addition, the wage gap between the sexes has narrowed and even reversed in certain sectors.Alice Eagly, the renowned psychology researcher, has long argued that patterned differences in behavior between the sexes are not shaped by evolution, but by the differences in social roles.

Those who follow the teachings of porn are more likely to get a concussion than have an orgasm.

Cougars, says Gallop only half in jest, can teach some sexual sense, manners and real world skills to today’s clueless youth and thus serve a useful social function, all while having a rollicking good time.

Her criticism is directed instead mainly at the puritanical American society, which refuses to educate and teach young people about real sex.

Due to the sexual education vacuum, pornography has de facto turned from entertainment to education.

Her chief insight—and complaint—is that young men nowadays tend to learn about sex from pornography on the Internet.

Consequently, their understanding of what real sex looks like in the real world aspires to zero.

The scientific data are scant, but anecdotally at least, it appears that the ‘cougar’ phenomenon—relatively older women choosing sexual relationships with younger men—is experiencing a flowering of sorts.

There are a number of plausible reasons for the uptick in older woman-younger man couplings.

Still, many see the cougar phenomenon as unnatural, in part because it appears to violate the basic tenets of evolution, by which men are supposed to like younger women because of their fertility while women are expected to prefer older, high-status men, better equipped to provide for the offspring.

But biological logic is notoriously ill-equipped to explain social behavior.

"Now women are quite financially independent, so we partner up with someone because—radical thought—we like him.” In this new arena of increased gender equality, it seems that many women—like many men—find the company of a young and beautiful partner appealing and rewarding.

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