Sex drive and the economy

Erotica Erotica
Do you think ones sex drive could be impacted due to the poor economy? Maybe the amount of stress, lack of money or a job could affect the libido? The past few months I just haven't been feeling it, and I'm thinking it's due to the fact I can't find full time employment, plus a host of other things that come along with it.
07/16/2010
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Oh, this is TOTALLY a reality. It's not directly a fact, but this economy can make people depressed. Depression can absolutely affect sex drive.
07/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Stress and stuff like that can absolutely impact your sex drive. Anything that can distract you can affect your sex drive.

Have you tried making a few minutes here and there for just you where you can just forget about everything else? Maybe light a few candles or take a bath with a good book? If for no other reason than to relax yourself
07/16/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Maybe a little crazy but it has improved our sex life. I was laid off more than a year ago, we have lost so much. Very stressful.

On the plus side, more time at home with the wife. We have been together for 20 years, and always had a great sex life. Since the layoff we have started using toys,(thanks to Eden) and I have been getting into prostate massage. Like being a virgin all over again.

I really wish I could find a job and get health insurance and all, but we realize that there is not much we can do about it so we try not to dwell on it.

Life goes on, make the best of it.
07/16/2010
DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
Certainly. Some people can only focus on the stress when they are dealing with major life changes. I think it has something to do with the bodies natural stress reactions, too. I've heard that in high stress situations some of our more inconvenient body processes slow down so that the body can deal with the stress. For example, women will sometimes stop having a period when they are under a great deal of stress. It wouldn't surprise me at all if some people's bodies put their sex drive on the back burner.
07/16/2010
shepegs shepegs
It depends, if you're loosing your home, car and everything because of the current environment I completely understand. If finances are tough, well you have to adapt. It takes time but sex is a better way to hand stress than not having any.
07/16/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
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Originally posted by Erotica
Do you think ones sex drive could be impacted due to the poor economy? Maybe the amount of stress, lack of money or a job could affect the libido? The past few months I just haven't been feeling it, and I'm thinking it's due to the fact I ... More
Definitely, it's possible.

But there's a reason why birth rates skyrocket during economically troubling times...
07/17/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Erotica
Do you think ones sex drive could be impacted due to the poor economy? Maybe the amount of stress, lack of money or a job could affect the libido? The past few months I just haven't been feeling it, and I'm thinking it's due to the fact I ... More
It can for sure. It hasn;t had any long lasting effects on ours though.
07/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
When the economy first took a turn for the worse, it seemed to make our sex life better and more frequent. Also, we lost a house deal and lost about #250,000.00 (on paper) when our property values dropped, so we had a lot of sex to console each other.

I find unless the problem is a sick child (whom I will have to care for) I like to use sex to forget my problems, but My Man tends to sometimes bring his problems to bed, and the last few weeks, as the economy gets worse, there are NO jobs (he's employed but my home business is in the toilet) and he hasn't had a raise in years, because his employer isn't giving them to anybody EXCEPT the CEO and the VPs, he's been a little out of sorts.

This morning was the first time in a week with both came during sex. This is really rare for us, as we make love at least once or twice a day. He's been so damn stressed that he feel asleep TWICE last week and I had to finish myself. And, in the mornings he has to get to work to deal with more problems, (more problems and NO more money) and we've been down to quickies, which have been leaving me frustrated.

Things cannot continue like this. He took a vacation two weeks ago, and it was really nice, but now all the frikkin stress is back and I really want him to put the bills and his work on the back burner while we are in bed.
07/17/2010
NuMe NuMe
The economy has actually helped our sex life. Which seems to be a trend for us. I think it partially has to do with not being able to afford to go out much, so we just stay home and play. And I'm not complaining one little bit. At least about that part of it. I also think orgasms are great stress relievers, and sex helps me to stop thinking about money problems.
07/17/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by NuMe
The economy has actually helped our sex life. Which seems to be a trend for us. I think it partially has to do with not being able to afford to go out much, so we just stay home and play. And I'm not complaining one little bit. At least about ... More
I totally agree about orgasms are great stress relief.
07/17/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I think it depends on what is happening with you personally. We haven't been effected by it (knock on wood) and our sex life is still amazing, but I do know that stressors effect our sex life, so it's not just the economy.
07/17/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I agree with SexySarah - for most guys, sexual performance has a lot to do with confidence. There's nothing more demeaning than being jobless. If I found myself in that position it would take a ton of work to keep it from adversely affecting my sexual desire and performance.
07/17/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
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Originally posted by NuMe
The economy has actually helped our sex life. Which seems to be a trend for us. I think it partially has to do with not being able to afford to go out much, so we just stay home and play. And I'm not complaining one little bit. At least about ... More
When things get really stressed, orgasms certainly help take your mind off of things.
08/07/2010
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