Sexual ethics and institutions

Placeholder for an article which mentions modern terminology such as polycules, metamours and so on, as well as classic analyses of sexual ethics. These terms to be used in analyzing recent and historical experiments in sexual mores.

Starting reading, Ozymandias’s sex positivity articles, e.g. Your Partner Dating Lots Of People Is Less Scary Than You Think It Is.

The Odds are Good & the Goods are Great is a fun think piece about het dating

My suspicion is that the majority of my women friends who had bad relationships had partners who chose them, rather than the other way around. I f you are 100% passive in the dating market, your partners will be drawn from the set of ‘the kind of people who wants to date you’. If you are 100% active, your partners will be drawn from the set of ‘the kind of person you want to date’.


Deida, David. 2005. Wild Nights: Conversations with Mykonos about Passionate Love, Extraordinary Sex, and How to Open to God. Trade paper, later printing edition. Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
Fletcher, Garth JO, and Patrick SG Kerr. 2010. “Through the Eyes of Love: Reality and Illusion in Intimate Relationships.” Psychological Bulletin 136 (4): 627–58.
Henrich, Joseph, Robert Boyd, and Peter J. Richerson. 2012. “The Puzzle of Monogamous Marriage.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367 (1589): 657–69.
Lambert, Tracy A., Arnold S. Kahn, and Kevin J. Apple. 2003. “Pluralistic Ignorance and Hooking Up.” The Journal of Sex Research 40 (2): 129–33.
Leuner, Benedetta, Erica R. Glasper, and Elizabeth Gould. 2010. “Sexual Experience Promotes Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus Despite an Initial Elevation in Stress Hormones.” PLOS ONE 5 (7): e11597.
Moreno-Domínguez, Silvia, Tania Raposo, and Paz Elipe. 2019. “Body Image and Sexual Dissatisfaction: Differences Among Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Lesbian Women.” Frontiers in Psychology 10.
Schacht, Ryan, and Adrian V. Bell. 2016. “The Evolution of Monogamy in Response to Partner Scarcity.” Scientific Reports 6 (1): 32472.
Schacht, Ryan, and Karen L. Kramer. 2019. “Are We Monogamous? A Review of the Evolution of Pair-Bonding in Humans and Its Contemporary Variation Cross-Culturally.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7.

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