Women Have Dropped the Price of Sex

by Elizabeth on June 13, 2011 · 3 comments

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, sociologists from the University of Texas at Austin, recently released a book called ‘Premarital Sex in America: Meet, Mate and Think About Marrying’. They found that more women are becoming professionally successful and educated and in turn, finding it harder to find a committed man. The reason this is all happening? Women have dropped the price of sex. According to Regnerus and Uecker, women determine the going rate for sex. When it used to be a high rate commodity, men accepted that they weren’t going to get sex from any woman they wanted. Now, young women are throwing themselves at men-unafraid of consequences. One of those consequences is taking men away from women who are taking their time with education and their careers. One great example is: If a guy can get to the "business" with just one or two dinners with Martha, why would he commit to 20 dates and "maybe" Mary? Why are women doing this to other women? Why are men giving in so easily? Why is sex a low cost commodity when it’s something that many women still treasure?

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Jeanne June 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

It’s more serious with the lifestyles (out of wedlock births) in disadvantaged communities. Why should any guy be responsible if he can get “free” sex with willing women who end up pregnant and on welfare? Thanks much to the African-American community for talking about it and trying to find ways to end it (70%+ of African-American children now born out of wedlock), but it’s as prevalent with whites as with minorities. Fatherlessness, single motherhood, and daughters desperate for male attention and a baby to replace the love only a responsible father can give. The easy sex some troubled women give enables male irresponsibility – and can make things worse for other women seeking the shrinking pool of responsible men.


Alexis June 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Carrie Lukas also talks a lot about this in her book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism.


Kelly June 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

But is it fair to assume that guy who takes Martha out to dinner is only interested in taking her out to dinner to “get some”? And if the guy is only interested in that, then why would Mary even want to be taken out to dinner by him? There are plenty of other guys (probably more guys, in my opinion) out there who would want to take the girls out because they enjoy getting to know them intellectually. Those are the guys we should be talking about, not the guys who are only in it to hit it.


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