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 concepts of sexual capital and sexual market value academically seriously, but instead uses her own concept, 'erotic capital'.
Catherine 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 also argues that there has developed a sex deficit since the sexual revolution that primarily affects men.
Catherine 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 explorer how both women and men can maximize their 'erotic capital'.