Everyone that knows me knows that I am a budgetnista. When it comes to saving money I’ve done everything from brown bag lunches and clipping coupons to eating PB&J sandwiches every day for a month to pay off a debt. To me, these sacrifices are enough, but according to a newly released survey, most women would take it a step further and give up sex if it meant they could save a few extra dollars.
In the survey conducted by All You Magazine, more than 50% of women said they would give up sex for six months if it meant saving $2,500. The magazine questioned 2,600 women between the ages of 21 and 59 and found that bargains loom large even in the bedroom. One woman, Patricia Stewart, 37, says:
“Sex is overrated! I could pay a lot of bills with that kind of money! Loans. Food. I wouldn’t splurge or nothing!”
After reading about the survey I took to mass text messaging my closest friends to ask their opinion because as much as I hear them complaining about the lack of sex (or good sex) in their lives, I couldn’t imagine them agreeing to willingly give it up even if it was to save money. Boy was I wrong. Much like Stewart, my friends felt sex was way overrated and went as far as to say they would give it up forever if they were paid a decent lump sum amount. Personally, I’m down to make that kind of sacrifice to save money, but it would have to be more than $2,500, I mean, momma has needs. Push it up to $5,000 and we may have a deal.
So what about you Clutchettes….
Could you give up sex for six months to save money? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to save a buck?