Ethnography, cultural context, and assessments of reproductive success matter when discussing human mating strategies
Agustin Fuentes a1 a1 Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5611
The target article effectively assesses multiple hypotheses for human sexuality, demonstrating support for a complex, integrated perspective. However, care must be taken when extrapolating human universal patterns from specific cultural subsets without appropriate ethnographic contexts. Although it makes a strong contribution to the investigation of human sexuality, the basal reliance on a reductionist perspective constrains the full efficacy of this research.