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Sunday, April 5, 2009
More Sex is Safer Sex
The book title comes from the theory that if people who are not infected with an STD were to have more sex everyone would be safer. Note that it's not them that would be safer but the population in general. Therefore since the individual risk is all borne by the person who decides whether or not to have sex, people have less sex and partners than would be "good" for society.
Interesting stuff and just the tip of the iceberg. I've read Steven Landsberg's columns for years on Slate and some of the chapters in the book are expanded versions of his Slate articles. Go and read them but do NOT feel like you are getting ripped off. While many of the ideas were explored in Slate they were not as fleshed out, the math wasn't included and there was not as much exploration of related ideas.
This book was completely mindbending and was so good that I stayed up until 5:30 to finish it. I didn't quite make it and stopped three pages short but the point is I haven't had a pageturner like this in my lap in months. Go and read it now you won't be sorry.