‘until recently, the females of many species were said to be monogamous, preferring to mate with only one male. This theory has now been shown to be wrong – females of the majority of species are polygamous, choosing to mate with multiple males. In fact, the idea of the monogamous female was a scientific notion driven by ideology not evidence. The ideology in this case was the outdated idea that females did not and could not experience sexual desire and pleasure like males could and did.’

(The Story of V: A Natural History of Female Sexuality, C. Blackledge, 2004)