So, what can women do to return the balance of sexual power in their favor? If women collectively decided to cross their legs, the price of sex would soar and women would regain control of the market. Women in less egalitarian countries do tend to restrict sex as a means of keeping the cost high.
This makes sense when women have no access to education and employment.
This is why single women in New York sometimes feel as though sex on the first date is a given: According to the market, it is.
‘I never felt like I’d been swept off my feet,” recalls Lisa Marsh, 32, a Manhattan-based public relations executive who had an affair with Pete Townshend of The Who for four years.Sparks first flew between the couple in March 1993 at a post-party for Townshend’s Broadway musical, Tommy.Even though Marsh had a boyfriend visibly in tow, Townshend, there without his wife, gazed at Marsh across a crowded room.Women, meanwhile, are getting very little tat for their . Regnerus likens the price of sex to the housing market.Too many foreclosures in one community, and the price of neighboring homes start to plummet.“If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships, what would eventually prompt him to pay a lot for it in the future — that is, committing to marry? It’s little wonder that the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds who are married has shrunk by an average of 1% each year this past decade — down to 46% now.