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Sex As A Profession

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It is commonly said that one cannot buy love or affection. On the one hand, love and affection are an obligation which is generated by marriage, family relations (mostly between parents and children), donor and donee. On the other hand, sentimental relations between adults quite often involve sexual desire and practices. The fact that the law is expressed in very broad language opens the way to private agreements which fill in the gaps and specify the content of what can be called the sexual obligations of the parties. This chapter also provides insights on cohabitation, premarital, marital, and post-marital agreements; marriage brokerage; and on-line dating services. A coherent system of governance of sexual interests is, however, a long way off .

Keywords:affection; contract law; marriage brokerage; sexual desire; sexual practices



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