Mate Competition in Cultures Containing a Third Gender With Scott Semenyna

In Episode 10, and Part I of a II Part series on male sexual orientation, we are joined by Scott Semenyna from the Vasey Lab at the University of Lethbridge. We discuss mate competition in cultures that include third gender individuals and what the consequences are for sexual interactions in these populations. How do genders differ in their competition for sexual partners? How does culture impact the expression of sexuality? How do female sexual partners respond to infidelity from their male partner with third gender individuals? All this and more in Mate Competition in Third Gender Cultures with Scott Semenyna.

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Semenyna, S. W., VanderLaan, D. P., Petterson, L. J., & Vasey, P. L. (2017;2016;). Familial patterning and prevalence of male androphilia in samoa. The Journal of Sex Research, 54(8), 1077-8. doi:10.1080/00224499.2016.1218416

Gómez, F. R., Semenyna, S. W., Court, L., & Vasey, P. L. (2018). Familial patterning and prevalence of male androphilia among istmo zapotec men and muxes. PLoS One, 13(2), e0192683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0192683

Semenyna, S. W., Petterson, L. J., VanderLaan, D. P., & Vasey, P. L. (2017). A comparison of the reproductive output among the relatives of samoan androphilic fa'afafine and gynephilic men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(1), 87. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0765-8

Semenyna, S. W., & Vasey, P. L. (2016). The relationship between adult occupational preferences and childhood gender nonconformity among samoan women, men, and fa'afafine. Human Nature (Hawthorne, N.Y.), 27(3), 283. doi:10.1007/s12110-016-9258-7