Marina Adshade writes the blog Dollars and Sex for Big Think. She is an assistant professor in the department of economics at Dalhousie University and teaches a popular undergraduate course called the Economics of Sex and Love. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University.
The Add Health survey that was conducted among US adolescents has been widely cited in the media recently. It was this data set that got evolutionary biologist Satoshi Kanazawa into […]
As a Canadian I am baffled by the fact that a country like the US, with its culture of civil rights, has no federal law to prevent men and women […]
A couple of years ago a published paper reported that girls who lost their virginity early were less likely to finish high school. The authors claimed that the only plausible […]
I was in Catholic community center today for a sporting event when a brightly colored poster on a bulletin board caught my eye. The picture was of a parachutist falling […]
It is impossible for me to think about Easter without thinking about estrus – the peak of female sexuality that takes place when a woman is most fertile. It should […]
Technology has changed the way that men buy sex making it possible for a greater share of sex workers to work indoors. This may sound like workers are moving off […]
The abolition of the sex trades will only happen when countries eliminate (as opposed to relocate) demand for sex workers.
IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. So wrote Jane Austen in the opening […]
HIV is four times more prevalent among young girls in Kenya than among boys of the same age because they are having sexual relationships with much older men.
It is not religion alone that contributes to America's aversion to gay marriage; the belief that homosexuality is a choice is just as important, if not more so.
Impaired judgement aside, I bet a lot of men would like to know exactly how much they have to pay to sufficiently obligate their dates to have sex with them.
A new study of Sweden's sex trade laws sheds new light on the age-old debate about criminalizing prostitution.
The experiences of transgendered men demonstrates that gender is still an issue in the workplace.