Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > Health-in-Motion 31 May 2016 Manogamy The questions of why most humans choose to be monogamous has puzzled generations of anthropologists. The majority of animal species are, after all, naturally promiscuous. The answer may lie in the threat of sexually transmitted diseases, which were rather widespread in many prehistoric societies, resulting in plummeting reproduction rates that convinced our forebears that mating for life was the healthiest way to proceed. Many communities probably made the switch to socially imposed monogamy when they developed the agricultural techniques that allowed for the establishment larger towns and cities. 0 More: Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.