By Celia Walden. We think of "capital" as something you save up for a rainy day; something inert and intangible, which, invested in the right way, can wield enormous power. Reports this week that the number of female multi-millionaires has shot up. Not necessarily. It is an elusive commodity, ownership of which is not defined by gender, age or conventional physical beauty.
‘Erotic Capital’ by Catherine Hakim explains 'Sexonomics'
Have you got erotic capital? | Prospect Magazine
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Exploiting 'erotic capital'?
Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Sociologists and economists have long recognized three main types of capital: social, economic and cultural. Your capital depends on the assets and resources you can potentially use for gain, whether that means making more money or making more friends. While one of these characteristics might make you gorgeous or funny or fun, you need the whole group to maximize erotic capital.
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