As once described in the movie 17 Again, the term pea-cocking refers to a male wearing bright colors, flashy jewelry and typically being loud and obnoxious to attract the attention of the opposite sex; in this case, the opposite being females. Typically these fine creatures try to display their alpha male dominance over the betas that are smaller, weaker, less confident and generally inferior by using sheer intimidation. Methods such as: Flexing ones steroid injected muscles, yelling “bro you mad?” repeatedly, and getting as many of his fellow alpha males to gang up like a pack of wolves on the betas. This creates a sense of security amongst the dominant male’s peers to attract women whom ultimately want to give birth and having emotional connections with a man.
Women who find these types of men attractive are extremely insecure with ones self. They typically can’t hold conversations, dress provocatively to make up for the lack there of any intelligence and will do anything to get the attention of the alpha-male to have promiscuous sex.
A majority of these issues from both sexes are a result in jealousies of peers, infidelities, and a lack of commitment, in the males case, have as much sex with as many different women as possible. This sex drive to have many accomplishments is what also hurts the women emotionally. As each man lies to get what he wants the woman become more emotionally fragile and less likely to put oneself out for another. Understanding what drives the sex of males and females interests me, this is why I chose the article titled “Sex drive, attachment style, relationship status and previous infidelity as predictors of sex differences in romantic jealousy” written by Jodie L. Burchell and Jeff Ward. It is expressed that heterosexual males become jealous of women falling for another man other than himself, and getting pregnant (Daly & Wilson, 1988; Daly, Wilson, & Weghorst, 1982; Symons 1979). Men are more likely to be protective of ones territory and in response to other man trying to go after the same women. This leads to jealousy between males, whether or not in a relationship (Buss et al., 1992). In contrast, a women’s main threat is that her male partner she is giving her self up to does not return the same emotional connection that she is giving him, and using it as a sign of weakness, and possibly having sex with other women (Buss 1995).
A community sample of 437 individuals (139 men) completed a self-report, online questionnaire. Participants were aged from 18 to 64 years. The majority of participants were involved in an exclusive romantic relationship (67%) at the time of testing. (Burchell & Ward, 2011, pg 658).
Relationship status was measured by a single item, asking participants
‘‘Are you currently involved in an exclusive romantic relationship?’’
Sexual infidelity (perpetrator) was measured by asking participants ‘‘While involved in a romantic relationship, have you ever been sexually involved with someone other than your partner, and this caused your partner distress?’’ Sexual infidelity (victim) was measured by asking participants ‘‘While involved in a romantic relationship, has your partner been sexually involved with someone other than you, and this caused you distress?
All categorical variables were coded so that ‘no’ was coded 0 and ‘yes’ was coded 1.
(Burchell & Ward, 2011, pg 659).
It was found that men have a higher sex drive than woman a 26.215% to a 21.631%. Also notable was the relationship status between the two sexes. At the time of the survey 70% of women were in a relationship to the males 60.13% of women and 14% of men reported they had previously committed a sexual infidelity while women fell 2$ short to the males 23% being the victim of infidelity. This goes to show that both sexes are likely and evenly unfaithful, in other words, men and women are both cheaters. (Burchell & Ward, 2011, pg 659).