Swinger Economics

22 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2009 Last revised: 28 Dec 2009

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Fabio D'Orlando

UniversitĂ  di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

Date Written: April 8, 2009

Abstract

Swinging is a sexual behavior of increasing relevance but substantially ignored in theoretical economic investigation. This paper has two major goals. The first is to describe what swinging is, discuss its economic relevance and single out the main characteristics of swinger behavior. To this end, the Italian situation has been considered as a type of case study. The second goal is to use standard and less-standard tools from economic theory to propose some preliminary assessments of the causes and consequences of swinger couples’ behavior. In this respect, some contributions on two-sided markets, hedonic adaptation approaches and equilibrium matching models have proved particularly useful.

Keywords: Swinging, swingers, hedonic adaptation, sex, sexual customs

JEL Classification: D11, D12, D21, L82, L83

Suggested Citation

D'Orlando, Fabio, Swinger Economics (April 8, 2009). Journal of Socio-Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1375093 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1375093

Fabio D'Orlando (Contact Author)

UniversitĂ  di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale ( email )

Cassino
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.docente.unicas.it/fabio_dorlando

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