Do Monogamous Animals End Up With Unattractive Partners?

That’s what Jennifer Viegas explores over at today, as she describes work in different animal species. And work in birds suggests that certain female birds who wind up with less attractive/less ideal mates end up with higher levels of stress hormones, pointing to the need to consider stress in relationships in more nuanced ways. It’s an interesting article and worth the read.

[Discovery, hat tip to @GuyKawasaki]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at