Posted at 12:26 PM Aug 17, 2009By Andrea Grimes
For love or money; we'll take money. And that's the final answer to a question about what women say they would rather do when given a choice between saving $50 a week or having more sex. Sorry, boys. It's the economy. A national survey conducted by AOL's Shortcuts.com and AllYou.com found that, in these hard times, most women were happy to have more spending money than spending more time in bed.I know it's a bad idea to give air time to this kind of hokey publicity tomfoolery. But just because I know better doesn't mean I'm about to refrain from calling out said tomfoolery. (In fact, while we're on the subject of great bad ideas, hold on a sec ... this whiskey isn't going to refill itself.) Apart from highlighting the fact that $50 does buy an awful lot in this crappy economy (grocery bill, when did you become $100/week?), this survey says close to nothing about anything.
While I wouldn't argue that sex and money aren't sometimes interchangeable or that they don't have corresponding values ($20, loving-you-long-time and whatnot), I would argue that handing me a fistful of cash and asking me if I'd like to gamble on some sex that may or may not be satisfying are not the same thing. 'Cause this survey didn't ask about good sex, it asked about more sex. Surely even the Men'sFitnessAskMenZooMaxim crowd has gotten the memo about quality over quantity by now, right?
It's also hard to get $50 in cash. I mean, you've got to work for it, unless you're willing to commit a criminal act--which, when executed correctly, does actually take work. It is sure not hard to get sex. It may be hard to get good sex, and it may be hard to get ridiculous amounts of any sex, but as a rule, if you just really needed to have it and weren't much bothered about where it came from, sex is a lot easier to get than $50.
Money-grubbing? No. Practical? Yes. Give me $50, and I can guarantee you that the chances of me having good sex--either because I paid my rent and I don't have to screw in an alleyway or because I bought a sweetass dress or because I'm just generally a happy, bangable person with $50--go way, way up.