Is the economy downgrading your sex life?

ElleBee ElleBee
This is a question discussed in a recent article on CNN.com. According to the article by Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, the economy right now has currently put a bit of a damper on people's sex lives, making it harder to take romantic vacations, go out on date nights and even get babysitters. What do you think?

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Yes
Chilipepper , IslandGoddess , bayosgirl , G.L. Morrison , DeliciousSurprise
5  (10%)
No
Ansley , Howells , sarki , Coralbell , tickle me pink , Kkay , LennaKieran , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Ryuson , Gunsmoke , EdenG , Sammi , Lily Night , Kindred , Rossie , MissNellie , The Curious Couple , OhMy! , Ms. Spice , briluminary , Elnoa , The Mother of a SiNner , thebest , MaryExy , anonomous , Shellz31 , darthkitt3n , emiliaa , TameTemptress , potstickers , Tessa Taboo , comatose-kitty , GirlOnGirl , BlooJay , Bethy Cassatt
35  (69%)
Somewhat
padmeamidala , cec578 , Taylor , Crichton , married with children , js250 , P'Gell , froggiemoma , Antipova , Dawn (Lilac Distraction) , deltalima
11  (22%)
Total votes: 51
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08/12/2011
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Ansley Ansley
If anything, it's made it better. Without a lot of money to go out and stuff, we stay in and spend a lot of time in the bedroom.
08/12/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Yes. I haven't been able to get work so I can save money to buy a ticket to visit Master in England.
08/12/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
The only recreation we can afford is sex!

Although, when things are really bad (not being able to meet bills on occasion etc) he sometimes pulls away. We always make up in a day or two, and I remind him that the sex will help him relax.

The economy sucks. I wonder how the Tea Party sleeps at night at all....
08/12/2011
sarki sarki
Other arrangements can be made. I don't have to go out to have a grand time
08/12/2011
Kkay Kkay
We've never been big 'daters'.
08/12/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Nope. We barely go on vacations and date nights anyway, so we haven't noticed a difference.
08/12/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
Money doesn't affect my sex life - sex is free! My boyfriend and I are pretty poor, but that's because we're students working part-time jobs, not because of the economy. We still go on lots of dates. There's plenty of fun and romantic things you can do for little or no money. And with the free assignments and points here I can get toys, lube, condoms and everything else we need for sex. The only problem I have related to money and sex right now is paying for my birth control pills. I've had to cut back on other things to afford them, but in September I'll have insurance again so that will make it a lot easier.
08/12/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by Coralbell
Money doesn't affect my sex life - sex is free! My boyfriend and I are pretty poor, but that's because we're students working part-time jobs, not because of the economy. We still go on lots of dates. There's plenty of fun and romantic ... More
I agree. You really don't need fancy vacations or dates to have sex. Just do it!
08/12/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
We've never had much money so... Nope!
08/12/2011
ElleBee ElleBee
Quote:
Originally posted by Coralbell
Money doesn't affect my sex life - sex is free! My boyfriend and I are pretty poor, but that's because we're students working part-time jobs, not because of the economy. We still go on lots of dates. There's plenty of fun and romantic ... More
Same here. We both just graduated not that long ago, so we're used to the not having money bit. :-P
08/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Ansley
If anything, it's made it better. Without a lot of money to go out and stuff, we stay in and spend a lot of time in the bedroom.
I agree - when there's so much doom and gloom out there, having an uplifting sexual encounter helps us both stay positive.
08/12/2011
EdenG EdenG
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Originally posted by Ryuson
We've never had much money so... Nope!
Same for us. Not a lot of money, but we are happy!
08/12/2011
cec578 cec578
not as many romantic nights and stuff make less "let's just fuck for the hell of it sex". but it's great free entertainment, so I do it a lot more
08/12/2011
Crichton Crichton
It sort of is. There are toys I wish I could purchase that I can't at the moment and it makes me sad. As for sex with the bf, it also affects it since we are in a LDR relationship and since he's in school and not working I'm the one paying for plane tickets all the time.
08/12/2011
Lily Night Lily Night
Quote:
Originally posted by Coralbell
Money doesn't affect my sex life - sex is free! My boyfriend and I are pretty poor, but that's because we're students working part-time jobs, not because of the economy. We still go on lots of dates. There's plenty of fun and romantic ... More
We're in the exact same boat both of us being students. Sometimes the free dates are the best kind
08/12/2011
Rossie Rossie
We're not big spenders, and I'm not crazy about vacations. I prefer sleeping in my own bed, rather than wondering if the hotel beds has bedbugs! The economy might have us a bit stressed out, but it will not affect our sex life.
08/12/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
Definitely not! We always try to put some money aside for new toys and lingerie.
08/12/2011
married with children married with children
alittle bit because the wife had to get a job. so not as much free time together as before.
08/13/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by ElleBee
This is a question discussed in a recent article on CNN.com. According to the article by Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, the economy right now has currently put a bit of a damper on people's sex lives, ... More
Edens is saving it, though!!!
08/13/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
no, sex tends to be pretty economy proof lol my sex life is as crazy as ever
08/13/2011
briluminary briluminary
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
no, sex tends to be pretty economy proof lol my sex life is as crazy as ever
exactly! ^
08/13/2011
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by ElleBee
This is a question discussed in a recent article on CNN.com. According to the article by Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, the economy right now has currently put a bit of a damper on people's sex lives, ... More
not at all
08/13/2011
thebest thebest
not really, maybe limited my money to spend on sex toys but that's it lol
08/13/2011
G.L. Morrison G.L. Morrison
The price of gas and dinner out is really a deterrent. Particularly relationships with those you don't live with.
08/13/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I don't let that stop my fun - where there is a will, there is a way.
08/13/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I need to be honest. Sometimes the bills are so overwhelming, My Man can't even think about getting an erection.

I can usually coax one out of him, but things are SO bad, it seems like sex is one of the only ways we can get our minds off of the Horror of this economy.

We try really hard to not let the bad things impact our sex life. But, bill paying days seem to be the worst for our sex life.

It didn't used to be like this, this is only been the last 7-8 years that things have gotten progressively worse. During the Clinton Administration I would have said we were "tentatively mildly well off" thinking things would only get better, or at least stay the same, now we live pay check to pay check.

We did ALL the right things. We both went to college, we worked, we bought our home, we pay our taxes, we refinanced when interest went down, we pay our bills.... we are now worse off than we were 10 years ago. THAT isn't supposed to happen.

I put the blame soundly on the Bush/Cheney Administration and their favoring their "base." The Rich. (Bush said it himself, the asshole.)
08/13/2011
ElleBee ElleBee
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I need to be honest. Sometimes the bills are so overwhelming, My Man can't even think about getting an erection.

I can usually coax one out of him, but things are SO bad, it seems like sex is one of the only ways we can get our minds off ... More
Oh, goodness. I can totally relate to your feelings here. You mention going to college, working, etc. My partner and I both just graduated and I'm terrified. The job market is awful and I now have student loans. Terrifying.
08/14/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
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Originally posted by Ansley
If anything, it's made it better. Without a lot of money to go out and stuff, we stay in and spend a lot of time in the bedroom.
Ditto!!
08/14/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
We've recently had to move into his parents house because I am a student and he has to work full time just to pay our car bills and stuff. I haven't had health care since I was 18. If you think these things are an aphrodisiac, you are wrong.
08/15/2011
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