Marina Adshade

Economist, Writer, and Speaker | Women, sex, love, and work

Tag: sugar daddies

Seeking Sugar Daddies

I spoke with Stepahanie Domet this week about the increase in Sugar Baby supply coming from College students. I am not sure how long this link will stay live, but you can find that interview here at CBC Radio’s Mainstreet.

What explains the surge in ‘sugar baby’ supply?

Media stories on the sugar daddy / sugar baby phenomena are quick to assume that there’s an economic story behind the rise in this type of arrangement, and in that they are right. The question is; are they telling the right economic story? Are these types of relationships on the rise simply because of poor macroeconomic conditions or is there another story that explains the increase in supply of willing participants?

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In Africa, Teenage Girls Are Saying No To Sugar Daddies

A few years ago a friend of mine participated in a program that was designed to use sports to educate children in Africa about the danger of unprotected sex. His plan was to spend several months travelling with a group of students around the Gambia bringing this program to the schools. When he arrived in the capital city Banjul, however, the local authorities made it clear that while they welcomed the project, the only message they would be permitted to leave with the students was they should say no to sex before marriage. No discussion on condom use would be tolerated.

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