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“Evolution is not politically correct, so of the very broad range of potential sexual behaviour, there is actually only one that is consistently associated with better physical and mental health and that is the one sexual behaviour that would be favoured by evolution. That is not accidental.”

That’s what a psychologist said who released a study, suggesting that safer sex is bad for your mental health.

Does that make sense? Could evolution work that way?

Of course not. Let’s think about it: What can be derived from evolution theory? “Survival of the fittest”, or something like that. In other words: People who like to have sex are likely to have more offspring and therefore have a greater chance to survive. That explains why nature loves sex. Let’s go to safer sex. People who like to have sex can have it now with a very low “risk” of pregnancy. I say “now”, although “condoms” (think of Casanova) have been around for quite some time now. But virtually no one used them and they were everything but safe until recently. They can’t have played any significant role in our evolution. What about other ways of “preventing” pregnancy? Well, you can pull it out before you shoot the load, but that isn’t really safe, either.

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