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Promiscuity Gene DRD4 Test

By Genovate

Price: $149

Are you more likely to be unfaithful, because of your genes? Find out if have the “promiscuity” gene with this DNA test.

• Analyzes the RS3 repeat region in the DRD4 gene
• People who inherit at least one allele of 7 or more repeats (7R+) are more likely to be sexually promiscuous
• 100% private and confidential online results
• Do you have the “promiscuity” DRD4 gene?

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Description

Detailed Description

The “promiscuity” gene is a genetic variant of the DRD4 gene, associated with an increased likelihood of sexual promiscuity.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter or a chemical made in the brain that gives us feelings of reward and pleasure. The dopamine receptor D4, encoded by the DRD4 gene, binds dopamine and transmits the signal into the cells.
The “promiscuity” gene is also known as the 7R+ version of the dopamine receptor. Altered receptors encoded by these variants bind dopamine less efficiently, compared to the common 4R version. As a result, reduced levels of the dopamine “feel good” signal is transmitted in the brain.
People with the 7R+ variants require higher levels of dopamine to achieve the same “good feeling” affects, and intriguingly sexual activity is a proven way to increase dopamine levels.

The Genetics 

The DRD4 gene is located on chromosome 11. Variation in DRD4 often occurs in a 48-base pair repeat region, where the number of repeats can range from 2 – 11.
We inherit two copies of the DRD4 gene – one from each parent. This mean we can inherit two identical copies (e.g. both 4R) or two different copies (e.g. 4R and 7R).
This test determines the length of the repeat region within the DRD4 gene, and specifies the number of repeats an individual has in each of their DRD4 alleles.
If an individual has at least one copy of the 7R+ allele (includes 7R, 8R, 9R, 10R and 11R), they are twice as likely to be promiscuous compared to individuals with 7R- alleles (less than 7 repeats).

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The most common DRD4 variant worldwide is the 4R version and approximately 65% of the population carry this version. The 7R form is the next most common (20%), followed by the 2R allele (9%). The other alleles are less common, especially the very rare alleles that have eight or more repeats (less than 1%).
The allele frequency also varies significantly between populations. For example, the “promiscuous” 7R allele is rare in East and South Asian populations, but common in the Americas.

How it Works

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How it Works

“…subjects who carried a variant of one dopamine receptor subtype, the D4 receptor, were 50 percent more likely to report sexual infidelity.”

– The New York Times

“People with a specific genotype of the dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) reported a higher rate of promiscuous sex and more instances of sexual infidelity than controls.”

– The Washington Post

“…about half of all people with the DRD4 gene — also known as the “thrill-seeking” gene — were more prone to promiscuity and unfaithfulness.”

– The Huffington Post

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