"Creative people are often considered to be attractive and get lots of attention as a result," Dr Nettle said. "It could also be that very creative types lead a Bohemian lifestyle and tend to act on more sexual impulses and opportunities, often purely for experience's sake, than the average person would.
"Moreover, it's common to find that this sexual behaviour is tolerated in creative people. Partners, even long-term ones, are less likely to expect loyalty and fidelity from them."
The study supports a theory put forward by evolutionist Geoffrey Miller, in his 2001 book The Mating Mind, that artistic ability may have evolved as a form of human sexual display.
He believed artistic men were more likely to be promiscuous than women, yet Dr Nettle's study, conducted with Helen Keenoo of the Open University, found no differences.
[New Zealand Herald, Dec 03 2005]
How true is this, Tito Rolly? (Tito Rolly is my good friend who paints and plays the guitar like a master).
It seems logical to me. Creativity and sexuality. I think they go together. The drive to look more attractive for both genders supports the initiative to propagate the species. This is like the male peacock in full plumage trying to attract a possible partner. Of course, in humans, the reasons may be complex and varied.
Is there a causal relationship between creativity and sexuality? Do sexual desires urge people to be more creative? Or does creativity make people more sexual? More studies are needed to explore these aspects.