According to this story from the BBC, wives and girlfriends of gangsters involved in one of Colombia's most violent cities have decided to withhold sex in an attempt to stop the violence.
Studies found that local gang members were drawn to criminality by the desire for status, power, and sexual attractiveness, not economic necessity, Colombian radio reported.
One of the girlfriends, Jennifer Bayer, told Britain's Guardian newspaper: 'We want them to know that violence is not sexy.'
I wonder how successful this will be. Given my experience with the criminal element, I wouldn't think that the first response by a violent gang-banger to his significant other holding out on him would be a sincere discussion of what caused her lack of sexual interest. Much more likely, he's just gonna' beat on her until she gives in, even given this precedent from ancient Greece.