- Sophie Fontanel writes at the Atlantic about the long period in which she chose to have no sex life. At all. Her thought-provoking analysis of how her coupled friends sought to “fix” her does not apply only to self-imposed chastity.
- At the other end of the spectrum, Neil Levy writes for The Conversation about whether people can really be addicted to sex.
- Given the ever-greater importance of inequality, here’s a useful short piece my Matthew O’Brien at the Atlantic pondering the role of politics, financial market regulation in allowing inequality: Why is Inequality so much Higher in the U.S. than in France?.
- The links between depression, antidepressant drugs, and sex is getting some attention lately. Here, Neuroskeptic blogs at Discover Magazine about a Finnish study showing antidepressant (and related anti-anxiety) drug use peaks over the five years preceding a divorce.
- On the same note, Lady Chatterly tells Mammamia.com about sex, and how depression and antidepressants can devastate one’s sex life.
- And for those whose particular brand of cooperative conflict involves inequitable chore-load rather than mismatched libidos (not that they are exclusive alternatives), here is some discussion of early socialisation effects on chore load.
And if you are a researcher and any of that interested you, then you might well want to submit an abstract to the Cooperation & Conflict in the Family Conference which Jason Collins and I are organising for next February. Abstract submissions close next Friday 30 August.