Link: Energy conservation and evolution

http://nautil.us/issue/36/aging/yes-life-in-the-fast-lane-kills-you

This would apply to r/K.

For example, rabbits have a shorter average lifespan than wolves. It checks out.

Sex has the highest metabolic cost, and it’s no small wonder promiscuous people tend toward exhaustion, adrenal fatigue and substance abuse problems.

I would chart this back to the dopamine system.
Too much would exhaust the system and sap its longevity, like going on a crash diet would drain willpower.

And what is degeneracy, really, if not a gradual deterioration of lifeforce?

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