Two weeks ago, I asked my readers whether the economy was affecting their sex life. And it turned out that my readers were also students, who have been even more flat broke since the economy collapsed.
So then what happened to their bed?
Of the students surveyed, 33 percent said bad news about the economy was a source of stress and anxiety. 25 percent of them said these stress and anxiety were affecting their libido. Only 6 percent of the students surveyed said their own economic situation was affecting their sex life.
Nevertheless, most of the respondents think there is a strong link between one’s economic situation and one’s sex life.
“I’m sure there is a definite relationship between how much money a man may make in the market one day to whether or not he decides to initiate sex with his partner or visa versa,” said an anonymous respondent. “Like you said, money is sexy.”
Some of them learned that lesson at their own expense.
“I had spent four years in college pretending poor person even though I lived off my parents’ money, which was very sexy to college girls who read too many books,” said Sean, 25 years old. “When I moved [back] home, however, and actually had no money, I also had no sex. My economic situation has most definitely affected my sex life. Girls are expensive.”
“It’s tougher to have games when you’ve got nothing to back it up. You can’t try to pick a girl at a bar and tell her, ‘Hey, wanna go back to my mom’s place ? I’ve got an XBOX, you can be my Playstation,’ ” said Vincent, 22.
Rodrigo, 31, reminds us that girls also are affected by the economy.
“I think for many that only relied on one way to meet others of the opposite sex will suffer. However, the economy is not biased towards either males or females, so we are all in it together,” he said.
And one of them advises you to be creative if you’re broke.
“More or less willing to go out and spend money when my cash is limited. Otherwise though, there are plenty of ways to date without spending much or anything at all,” said Amital, 22. “The key is to be open and honest and also think creatively.”