By Serge Kreutz
Sexual economics explains human behavior, and human opinions on many different topics, better than any other theory. To understand human behavior and human opinions, it is important to look on how they affect the sexual market value of a person. This perspective explains a lot of apparently altruistic and irrational behavior.
Male teenagers may engage in extremely dangerous motorcycle races, and pretend that speed thrills, but in reality it is about impressing girls.
In wars, young men may be willing to die as heroes, if only to have, even posthumously, a high sexual market value.
Females may force themselves into model roles that are contrary to their biological needs if they think it enhances their sexual eligibility.
Some people want to reap benefit from a high sexual market value. They indeed want to engage in sex. But for others, sex can become a theoretical quantity. If females believe that remaining virgins all life gives them the highest sexual market value, then they may just opt for this.
Evolution, including the evolution of human behavior, is not as logical as natural selection. Oftentimes, it looks more like accidental selection. And the results of accidental selection, in conjunction with sexual selection, prevail for a certain period of time, until something kills them off.
From a distance, evolution seems linear. But for organisms as complex as animals, the shorter the observed time span, the more one sees irrational sexual selection at work.