Advertising oneself for the purposes of attracting a partner for procreation is very common among animals. Probably the best known of the displaying birds is the peacock. There is the rather plain looking female bird, being presented with this fabulous flashy tail, to impress her and lure her into mating and reproducing. And of course that scream!
Animals too, produce looks, smells, noises to attract the female for the purposes of reproduction.
Oddly the male human is often less flashy than the female. The propensity in human cultures for females to dress in more colours than the male, to wear jewellery, to wear makeup to enhance their looks. All apparently in the search for a partner for procreation, and almost uniquely in the animal world for pleasure associated with the process.
This leads me to wonder about us humans, what is the purpose of the female becoming the ‘advertiser’? Is it because human males are biologically more fragile than human females, that they indulge in dangerous behaviours, voluntarily and in organised groups for the purpose of aggression? Is it because by the time sexual maturity is reached there are more human females than males?
Such thoughts to take to bed on an evening; maybe I’ll wake with answers?