The Economics of Sex

Sexual freedom and economic theory. What does it mean for men and women?

What's Wrong With Infidelity?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.

Once we agree on the terms of a relationship, we must stand by these decisions.

Is Casual Sex Bad for Your Mental Health?

By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.

New research shows that the reasons you do it make all the difference.

Why Do Women Fake Orgasm?

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D.

Faking may look like a good option, but its long-term cost is sky high.

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