Recession F^*king: Greenspan and Bernanke Turned Us Into Whores
You heard it here first, kids. Well actually you heard it from the NY Post first, and then I borrowed it:
In today’s lousy economy, men can take comfort in knowing that there is one sought-after good that is becoming steadily more affordable: sex.
Women are jumping into the sack faster and with fewer expectations about long-term commitments than ever, effectively discounting the “price” of sex to a record low, according to social psychologists.
More than 25% of young women report giving it up within the first week of dating. While researchers don’t have a baseline to compare it to, interviews they have conducted lead them to believe this is higher than before, which increases the pressure on other women and changes the expectations of men.
“The price of sex is about how much one party has to do in order to entice the other into being sexual,” said Kathleen Vohs, of the University of Minnesota, who has authored several papers on “sexual economics.” “It might mean buying her a drink or an engagement ring. These behaviors vary in how costly they are to the man, and that is how we quantify the price of sex.”
There's no inflation in boning, I guess. And that makes sense. Removing the money distortion by taking money away completely leaves us only with the bond we share as fellow human beings, and sex can be quite the comfort in turbulent times.
I recommend the article in its entirety, even if it does assume that all women are after the same end result (marriage) and use fucking as a means to achieve that. Not all of us give a rat's ass about the big princess wedding (hi!) and I know only a handful of my female friends are interested in trapping a guy into a relationship. I try to avoid those chicks as much as I can but hang onto them for entertainment value alone, I assure you.
Have we ruined ourselves with porn and cheap, meaningless sex with strangers? And is that the economy's fault?
Don't ask me, I've been sleeping with a Dirty Fed operative for the last two and a half years, I'm all kinds of distorted and fucked up.