Join us for a presentation by the esteemed researcher, Kathleen Vohs, PhD the topic of sexual economics. She’ll cover: How men and women negotiate the “price” of sex. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at HEREandTHERE.live located in the Southdale Center in Edina, MN.
•Sexual economics departs from (while complementing) the two traditional approaches to studying heterosexual sexual behavior, evolution (biology, reproduction) and social construction (politics, feminism, female oppression).
•Heterosexual sexual behavior can be understood as a negotiated exchange between men and women, with women holding more power in deciding whether and when sex takes place.
•Assumptions: Cultures imbue female sexuality with value and worth; men want sex more than do women.
•Standard tenets from economics (scarcity, supply/demand, competition, collusion, product appeal) can illuminate variations in men’s and women’s sexual interactions.
•This unromantic view of sex should be understood as one based not on what should happen but rather trying to predict and understand what does happen.
3195 Southdale Center
Edina, US, 55435