Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Sex As A Profession

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

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

10.1163/ej.9789004201781.i-141.34
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004201781.i-141.34
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Sex and the Contract — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation