Honey Money: The power of erotic capital (book)
Honey Money: The power of erotic capital is a book written by Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics. She takes the concept of sexual market value academically seriously, but instead using the term 'erotic capital'. She argues that women have more erotic capital than men because women desire sex less than men, and that both genders should take advantage of sexual sublimation. She argues that there has developed a sex deficit since the sexual revolution that primarily affects men. She defines erotic capital as a combination of "beauty, social skills, good dress sense, physical fitness, liveliness, sex appeal and sexual competence". In her book she explores how both women and men can maximize their 'erotic capital'.