Colloquium: Sex is Cheap
In an effort to nourish collegial dialogue across disciplinary boundaries among faculty and students, EKU Libraries is hosting hour-long, informally moderated colloquiums on selected Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the new Crabbe Library Research and Instruction Commons Conference Room, 204G.
Each colloquium session is devoted to text, video or audio material chosen by a faculty member who moderates the discussion. The material may be of any subject, scholarly or topical, peer-reviewed or popular, as well as original work. The only requirement is that the item(s) under discussion be accessible online (including any of EKU Libraries’ many subscription resources).
On Friday, March 18, Rob Sica will moderate discussion of Sex is Cheap: Why young men have the upper hand in bed, even when they’re failing in life:
We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail women’s: Only 43 percent of American undergraduates today are men. Last year, women made up the majority of the work force for the first time. And yet there is one area in which men are very much in charge: premarital heterosexual relationships.
Of related interest:
- Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate and Think about Marrying
- Once Rare in Rural America, Divorce Is Changing The Face of Its Families
- The sexual cost of female success
- The Meaning of Man [audio/video]
- Why the ‘price’ of sex is at an all-time low
- Sex in College: It’s a Buyer’s Market
- Freaks, Geeks and Economists: A study confirms every suspicion you ever had about high-school dating
- ‘Pre-Adulthood’ Separates The Men From The Boys [audio]
- More Young People Scorning Sex, Study Finds
- Study Undercuts View of College as a Place of Same-Sex Experimentation
- Family Values in Red States Vs. Blue States [audio] / Red Families V. Blue Families
- Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood
- Have You Got Erotic Capital? / Erotic Capital and Women’s Advantage [video]
- Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage
Related sociobiological material:
- The Psychology of Mating and Dating [audio/video]
- Sex Wars [audio/video]
- The Science of Sex Appeal [video]
- Psychology, Sex, and Evolution [audio/video]
- The science of the booty call
- The Reality of the Male Sex Drive (study discussed available here)
- Is There Anything Good about Men? How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men
- Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality / co-author’s blog
- Scent Of A Woman: Evolution, Ovulation and Attraction [audio]
- The Threatening Scent of Fertile Women
- How Women Compete for Mates [video]
- Why Women Have Sex / talk by authors [video]
- Wrong Question: Is it Nature or Nurture?
- Darwin’s Legacy in the Behavioral Sciences: Human Mating Research in the 20th Century [video]
- The Evolutionary Biology of Human Female Sexuality
- Manthropology: The science of why the modern male is not the man he used to be
- Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World / video / audio
- Chinese mate preferences: Cultural evolution and continuity across a quarter of a century
Refreshments kindly provided by EKU Student Government Association.
Faculty interested in participating as moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.