Female Infidelity Gene AVPR1A Test
Discover your genetic predisposition to infidelityAre you more likely to be unfaithful, because of your genes? Find out if have one of the “female infidelity” versions of the vasopressin receptor gene.
- Test for five variations in the AVPR1A gene.
- Women with these variations may have a higher chance of infidelity.
- 100% private and confidential results
- These genetic variations do not appear to influence behaviour in men.
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What is the Female Infidelity Gene?
The AVPR1A gene holds clues about potential infidelity in women. Some variants in this gene have been linked to a heightened likelihood of unfaithfulness in women. In contrast, the RS3 334 allele is linked with infidelity in males but is distinct from these variations.
What does the AVPR1A gene do?
This gene controls the arginine vasopressin receptor 1A, a protein that interacts with vasopressin—a hormone that affects water retention and blood pressure. Beyond these functions, it can also influence certain social and sexual behaviors when it’s active in the brain.
Conditions associated with the AVPR1A gene
Changes in the AVPR1A gene can influence:
- Propensity for infidelity in both genders.
- Addictive tendencies.
- Eating disorders.
- Social behaviors, like sibling interactions.
DNA Testing for the Female Infidelity Gene
We’ll check specific markers in your AVPR1A gene, which is found on chromosome 12. Everyone has two copies—one from each parent. The less common versions (alleles) of this gene in women can indicate a predisposition to infidelity.
This test identifies minor alleles at five markers in the AVPR1A gene that are linked to infidelity in women:
The Role of Arginine Vasopressin Receptor 1A
Vasopressin is a hormone that acts as our body’s “chemical messenger.” When released into the bloodstream, it helps our kidneys retain water and helps our bodies regulate blood pressure.
Vasopressin can also travel directly to the brain, where it can influence our social interactions and intimate behaviours, including tendencies like infidelity.
Arginine vasopressin receptor 1A comes into play by acting as the bridge between our bodies and vasopressin. It’s the receptor’s job to “catch” vasopressin. Once bound, the receptor amplifies and transmits the hormone’s instructions inside our cells, guiding our body’s varied responses.
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