A Dutch study involving a large survey of 1,561 professionals, concluded that “The relationship between power and infidelity was the same for women as for men, and for the same reason.
These findings suggest that the common assumption (and often-found effect) that women are less likely than men to engage in infidelity is, at least partially, a reflection of traditional gender-based differences in power that exist in society.” A 2010 study published in Journal of Marriage and Family found that there was a correlation between female pre-marital promiscuity and higher rates of divorce.
See also: Promiscuity § Evolution, Polyandry § Polyandry in zoology, Bateman's principle § Females can be promiscuous, Sperm competition, Female sperm storage, Heteropaternal superfecundation, Concealed ovulation, and Eusociality Bateman's principle implies that females are choosy because there is little evolutionary advantage for them to mate with multiple males.
During the high-testosterone period before ovulation, a woman typically feels more attracted to masculine facial features and is more likely to pursue short-term mating.
It is common for sex drive to diminish dramatically after menopause.
In Greek mythology, nymphs are portrayed as dangerous nature spirits sexually uninhibited with humans; hence, the Victorian medical term nymphomania.
Imperial Rome is popularly seen as being sexually profligate, On the field of pleasure she [Empress Theodora] was never defeated. And though she flung wide three gates to the ambassadors of Cupid, she lamented that nature had not similarly unlocked the straits of her bosom, that she might there have contrived a further welcome to his emissaries.