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date: 07 August 2020

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The application of Darwinian concepts, particularly sexual selection, has gained currency in recent years (Goetz, Shackelford, & Camilleri, 2008). One facet of sexual selection, sexual conflict, is central to an understanding of the evolution of traits that arise in response to the mating strategies of the opposite sex. Sexual conflict theory may explain a variety of sexually coercive behaviors used by men against women, including rape, mate guarding, and infanticide. Here we review the literature on partner sexual coercion in the context of sexual conflict.

Keywords: partner rape, marital rape, partner sexual coercion, sexual conflict

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