You might say that Keynes was at least as invested in the sex market as he was in the stock market. As a child, he counted the number of front steps of every house on his street. One or two men are repeaters: An economist to the core, Keynes organized the second sex diary also year-by-year, but this time in quarterly increments. As he became older, though, the number of his partners increased dramatically, so that for he lists eight partners although half of these are probably one-time pick-ups , for he lists seven, and for his highest score he lists nine different partners. Unfortunately for us, however, this diary is in code. He was scrupulously honest, too, even in times of sexual famine. The tricky one is C. So we had the usual dust-up. Keynes was never a closeted homosexual, although his colleagues at Bretton Woods in didn't always realize it, perhaps because at those conferences he was accompanied by the Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova, his wife for twenty years. For every quarter-year from to , he tallied up his sexual activities and totaled them under three categories: He also was notoriously "naughty" in speech, sharing a love of obscenity with his best friend until Lydia , Virginia Woolf's sister, the painter Vanessa Bell. Keynes remained close to the Bells and the Woolfs, until he married the Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova. What we do know is that, in the years Keynes was lecturing on economics at Cambridge, serving on the Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance, working on the book that later became A Treatise on Probability , advising the Treasury during the run-up to the First World War, and speculating enthusiastically in the stock market, he had much more than just a workaday life. For each of these headings, he recorded the number of times each activity occurred, and also when.