Would You Give Up Sex To Save Money?

by Danielle Pointdujour

Saving MoneyEveryone 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?

  • Sasha

    Six months ehhh I could but I don’t know how my SO would feel about it!

  • http://gravatar.com/deannemarie DeAnne

    heck no! and who exactly is going to pay me not to have sex??

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

    I’m sorry I got to ask, what are women spending money on o get sex that they wouldn’t spend money on anyway? Is this theoretical? I would think women spending money to get sex are going about it all wrong.

  • The Moon in the Sky

    Sure, why not. I’ve never done anything ‘crazy’ to save money though.

  • omfg

    could i still use my magic wand?

  • B

    You bet your bottom dollar.

  • DownSouth Transplant

    I was thinking the same they pay to get it not to be stiffed, however I think it maybe one of those auction kind of things with whomever counter bidding ? no? , whatever, i was trying to think it through, i give up. just pay me :)

  • mary mary

    I’m confused as to why this is a question – are people being paid not to have sex? or is this just a meaningless hypothetical?

  • http://trueletterson.wordpress.com trueletterson

    Would You Give Up Sex To Save Money? NOPE as a man I could not and would not give up sex just to save money, matter of fact if I couldn’t get sex for free I would spend good money on a women to have sex!

  • Kaeli

    I already gave up sex to save my sanity and money is much less important so yes.

  • http://defendingmoney.wordpress.com Marketing Gimmicks

    Not to be offensive but it really depends on who’s serving up the peen. I’ve been dickmatized a couple of times and I would straight up lose if I had to choose.

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    Not after I done stocked up on this lube, man. j/K. For 6 months? I’d do it if this were a real proposition.

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  • http://gravatar.com/rastaman1967 rastaman

    I think this is more evidence of the poor quality of a lot of women’s sex life that they would choose six months sex free for a measly $2,500. In my experience if you see sex as overrated then you probably haven’t really had great sexual experiences. Leads me to think that most of these women were referencing sex with their current partners and not sex in general. I would hope.

  • Mademoiselle

    I’ve given up as much as 3 yrs for free. Hell yea I could do 6 months, but if I’m monetizing it, my rate is $2,000 per month because, you know… tax is a beast these days.

  • MsMonet

    If that $2,500 is tax free you have a deal!

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Sure, 6 months isn’t a terribly long time to me.

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