The Sexes: Trick or Treatment?

Though she lives in the San Francisco suburb of Tiburon, 30-year-old Susan Greene is hardly the typical suburban housewife. A graduate of Cornell University, she has traveled extensively with her husband (a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian studies), taught school, backpacked in the California mountains and, as she freely admits, had sexual relations for a fee with two dozen different men during the past year. Despite her professional extramarital activity, Susan is not a prostitute. She is a "sex surrogate"—a paid partner for men who are being treated for sexual difficulties.

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