In a national AOL survey asking women if they would rather save $50 a week or have sex more often, the majority of women answered, “I’ll take the $50, thanks.”
Eight of nine New York women polled by the Daily News agreed. In these tough economic times, they said money was definitely a priority over sex. Having cut way down on eating out, drinking and shopping, they longed for security and stability more than any momentary pleasure. Burdened by bills and strapped for cash, they felt a compelling need for more money, not more sex.
Only the ninth woman’s sexual hankering was in a different ball game. Sex, she said, was worth more than $50. And since she didn’t plan on carting any cash with her to the happy hunting grounds, she preferred dying a happy woman.
Of course it could be said that this woman had a more pronounced sex drive than her sisters.
When you take a closer look at the survey conducted by AOL’s Shortcuts.com and AllYou.com, the 5,300 women who responded weren’t actually saying they preferred money over sex. They were saying they preferred saving $50 a week over having sex on a more frequent basis. In other words, their responses could have reflected their satisfaction with the amount of sex they were already having. They didn’t want anymore sex because they already had all they wanted. This may be a difficult notion for men to grasp. Unlike women, a man’s keenness for sex seems to operate on a 24/7 clock. When was the last time you heard a male say he wasn’t in the mood for sex: he had a headache…he had to get up early…he was tired… (How about never). With her lower sex drive, a woman can’t help but set the pace for the frequency of sexual relations with her partner. So her libido usually sails along at a pretty optimum level.
It’s understandable that women would therefore opt for something they didn’t have – and needed. And in this economy, what dope wouldn’t want to chalk up an extra $200 a month.