Romantic Love and Sexual Behavior: Perspectives from the Social Sciences


Westerners believe that love makes life worth living; that sex is a natural desire different in kind from love; and that only cynics reduce our love life to a calculation of economic or genetic factors. In this volume, essays explore these and other assumptions about the relationship between romantic love and sex. This represents the first interdisciplinary social science study of love and sex.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Alan Lee
  • Dorothy Tennov
  • Todd K. Shackelford
  • Michael J. Strube
  • Larry E. Davis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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